Sunday, May 8, 2011

Love you, Mom!

Hope all you mothers out there are having a fantastic day!  `I think you ladies have the most challenging job in the world, and it's nice to see you recognized for your hard work.

My mom and pops were in town so we celebrated the day with brunch at our cabin, followed by a muddy, icy hike.   Since it was my mom's special day, my dad let her bring home all the rocks she wanted.  :)  Her jacket pockets stretched down to her knees by the end of the hike.

The brunch menu involved vegan french toast made with bread from our local bakery, The Flying Squirrel.  I doused slices in a mixture of almond milk,  a little melted Earth Balance, coconut nectar, vanilla, a pinch of salt, and cinnamon.  It smelled delicious baking and everyone seemed to like it.  I forgot to take a picture, but I did snap a photo of the toppings (smooshed frozen berries, maple syrup, coconut whipped cream from Sweetly Raw).

For the meat eaters in my family, I made a breakfast casserole by layering bread chunks, moose sausage, goat cheese, and local eggs (whipped with almond milk, salt, pepper, and oregano).  This was a big hit.  

Of course, green smoothies were enjoyed by all.  I so appreciate that my parents are always receptive to whatever I force them to try.   

 Raw Banana Cream Pie from Sweet Gratitude was waiting for us after the hike.  This is seriously light, fluffy, and heavenly.  I think it tastes way better than cooked cream pie. 

I don't 'cook' that often anymore, so it was kind of fun to experiment in the oven today.  

Question:  How did you appreciate your mom today?  


  1. What a great day you must have had and all of the food looks so good.
    I just have to get the SG recipe book don't I???
    Peace and Raw Health,

  2. Sounds like such a lovely time--that's awesome that your folks are open to tasting your experiments. The bfast casserole sounds like something my folks here would like too.

  3. @Elizabeth

    Yes, Elizabeth, you do! The desserts are really rich, but make an awesome occasional (or nightly) treat. :)

  4. @Ela

    They are so supportive of my quirks, Ela. It's pretty darn cute.