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This week, menus are in honor of all those people who take on the role of MOTHERS! You know the food for MOTHERS always seem to revolve around brunch items. As I told you before, they feed you in bed. Then, it is up and at it! You get in there, and pull that wonderful MOTHERS’ DAY LUNCH together, so the men can take credit for it.
My CRÈME BRULEE is a prime example of that. For years, I have been making this dessert for my kids and GRAND PEEPS. As we were finishing our meal, one GRAND PEEP, said, “GRAMMIE, WHEN IS POPPA GONNA MAKE HIS CRÈME BRULEE?” The reason he gets the credit is that they always see him with the little burner, crystallizing the sugar. They just assumed he made the whole thing! So, I should really name it POPPA’S CRÈME BRULEE.

If you remember my last year post, I stated that you do not necessarily have to give birth to be a MOTHER! I know many aunts, nieces, cousins, grandparents, and even males that take on the role of being a mother-figure-head. One thing I know for sure, when you lose your Mother, all of a sudden, you seem to remember everything she said or tried to instill in you. A day does not go by, that I do not think of my Mother. Something, as little as a smell from the kitchen, a sound of shuffling feet, looking at a rocking chair, can bring all those memories roaring back. I know, there are people, who may not have such good memories, but I hope for them that there is someone, somewhere that can fulfill that role. We all deserve someone to look up to. Just remember, that you can be that person, for someone in your family or community, who needs a mentor. One thing I can remember my grandmother, then my mother, saying to me: “DON’T TRY SO HARD TO FIT IN—WHEN YOU WERE BORN TO STAND OUT!”

I want to wish my first-born child, Craig, a very happy birthday. He is the reason I had my first MOTHERS’ DAY! I could not think of a better gift. He has enriched my life by having the most beautiful and talented wife, Nicole. The best part is the four beautiful GRAND PEEPS they have blessed me and hubby with. I am truly blessed and going to enjoy all the wet kisses and tight hugs I can get this weekend and any day that follows!
I hope all you MOTHERS have a most wonderful and memorable weekend! As my HUBBY always tells me, “EVERYDAY IS MOTHERS’ DAY!” I like that! Be safe and share this most precious holiday with whoever fulfills that role of MOTHER for you!


Have a safe and productive weekend!

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