Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day - Not Just Desserts

Happy Mother's Day to all of our fabulous fans.

Whether you're a mother or not, you had one at one time.
This post is a tribute to them and to you.

[Picture on R: My grandmother and great-grandmother
on my mother's side, and me with my little sister. ]

[Photo: My mom with me, "Avery,"
who mom called Daryl Lynnie.]

[Photo below: My grandmother on my father's side.]

To the challenges you all faced. To all your successes. To all your mistakes.

A tribute to the worlds you have conquered. To the children or pets you have raised. To the meals you have made.

To the books you have read aloud. To the unspoken heroes in each and every one of you.

May this day be a special one and open new worlds of insight and intrigue.

Mothers make the memories
Underneath the memories:
Morning's undertow.

And now a Mother's Day recipe.

Here's a simple omelet fromage. Every mother likes "simple."

2-3 eggs
1 teaspoon butter
2-3 ounces of your favorite melting cheese (Monterey Jack used)
1-2 teaspoons of your favorite herbs

Whip up the eggs.
Heat a saute pan to high. Drop in the butter. Let it sizzle. Spread it with a spatula and immediately pour in the eggs. Shake the pan to spread the egg evenly about. Turn the heat down to medium. Lifting up the sides of the omelet with the spatula, let the runny portion of the egg seep to the sides and under the cooked part. It will cook. When you feel it's almost "dry", sprinkle the cheese over the omelet. Using the spatula, fold the omelet in half. Sprinkle the herbs on top of the omelet.

Remove the omelet to a plate, and sprinkle with more herbs. Add your adornments of bread and fruit and you're done. Easy! (Easier than pie.)

And below are I'd like to share a number of links to
recipes from previous posts,
recipes that might be perfect for Mother's Day.

Happy Mother's Day
Enjoy the day.

If you have a chance, pick up a copy of LOST AND FONDUE.

It's out just in time for Mother's Day.

Your mom might enjoy it!


  1. Happy Mother's Day to you and everyone, Avery! Yes, I LOVE easy recipes like this (easy, but so good!) The pictures are so sweet...thanks for sharing them (and the links, too!)

  2. Avery/Daryl (Lynnie!) - What a beautiful tribute. A perfect post for the day. Happy Mother's Day to you and all of our readers and site followers!

    ~ Cleo Coffeehouse
    Cleo Coyle on Twitter

  3. Happy mother's day to you both. Enjoy the day.


  4. It's a beautiful tribute, Avery. Happy Mother's Day to all of you here, and to all your readers.

    Lesa -

  5. Hi, Lesa. Lovely to see you here so early this morning.


  6. What a beautiful tribute.

    Happy Mother's Day!

  7. Happy Mother's Day to all whether Mom to a 2-legged or 4-legged child or Mom to a wonderful series!!

  8. Avery what a wonderful tribute. Thank you for the easy recipes just what I like.

    Happy Mother's Day to you all!

  9. Ah, harbingerdc, you're right. Many are moms to lovely pets. I'm missing my sweet Max a ton!!! But I know he's with my mom and my other 4-legged sweeties in heaven and they're all probably begging my mom for hugs.

    Babs, easy is important, isn't it?


  10. Happy mothers day to everyone in the kitchen, mom or not. :)

  11. Wendy, well said! Kitchens are not just for mothers. :0


  12. What a lovely tribute, Avery! I think you have your mom's profile!

    ~ Krista