Over the past few years, my mom has requested a homemade, gourmet meal for her birthday. This year was no different. But, this year was a new milestone for her, she turned 60. Yes, she’s young especially for a Mom-Mom with 10 grand kids! She started having kids when she was young. I’m her oldest and she was 20 when she had me. Yes, you did the math very quickly…this will be a milestone year for me as well.
She always gives us carte blanche to create whatever menu we choose, as long as there is some sort of fish on the menu. This year, I have to say, turned out to be one of those magical menus where every dish we (Devon and I) prepared, sang.
We have a habit at our table to put the menu for the evening, on the vintage chalkboard that hangs in our dining room…it’s kind of a tradition that started years ago.
I love the moment when our guests gather, with a glass of wine in hand and surround the chalkboard to see what special treat is in store for them that night. The chalkboard menu is a little extra detail that lets our guests know we value them and we’ve put a lot of thought and love into their meal. This night was no exception. Happy Birthday Mom!
p.s. Don’t worry. We will be sharing these original recipes with you over the next couple of weeks.