Friday when we got home we put ourselves in high gear in the kitchen, except for the short time I snuggled with my nieces. We were getting ready for a little ladies luncheon to celebrate my mom's 60th birthday that she had last Monday. Of course we went all out for this big celebration and this amazing woman.
Everyone had such a wonderful 3 hours chalk full of food, learning and laughter.
Pumpkin with Caramel, Strawberry and Lemon Poppy seed Scones made out of our favorite scones cookbook and tea cottage in NYC; Alice's Teacup. I heard comments from scone lovers that these were the best they had ever had. Of course we made them fresh and they came out of the oven just as soon as the guests were arriving. We paired these with raspberry jam and cured whipped topping
Yogurt Parfait's: Yogurt from McDonalds, yes it can be purchased only if you are in with the manager like Tristen is.
Mom's Egg Soufle' and mini cinnamon rolls from Costco.
Let's just say there weren't many leftovers. Some ladies even enjoyed seconds!
After brunch we sat around for nearly 2 hours each telling favorite beauty product's, kitchen gadget's, random favorite thing and their relationship to mom. It was funny and special as some relayed how they were able to get through hard times because of the many therapy sessions they had over the phone and on walks with my mom.
Everyone went home with a "These are a few of my favorite things" bag which were full of some of our favorite things and some favorite things brought by the guests. They included: our favorite ratting comb, mexican vanilla, spatula's, tongs, a travel nail kit, lots of chocolate, a clutch bag for traveling, earrings, aquafore chapstick, a few favorite quotes and both mom and Aunt Thalia gave hankies; neither one knew what the other was giving which was a funny coincidence.
Mom's friends since she was a teenager
Aidree was scratching Gavins back here. It was so cute.
How precious is this?