If you are a “Mom” chances are you are spending the day being appreciated and loved by your children, family and friends. Maybe you were surprised with a great breakfast in bed, a card with a loving message, a phone call to say “I love you”, some beautiful flowers delivered to your door or a great meal out at your favourite restaurant! Whatever your special day is looking like I hope you are enjoying every single moment of it because you are worth celebrating!
We “Moms” may not get everything right all the time…. we may not do the right thing or say the right thing in every situation and we may even look back on some and wish we had a complete “do over” because it went so wrong…. but that’s “ok” because we are all just perfectly (un)perfect!
So take some “you” time and celebrate being a perfectly (un)perfect Mom!
Finally take some time to read that book that’s been sitting untouched on the book shelf for months
Put in your ear buds, enjoy your favourite music and go on a long walk or bike ride
Relax in the kitchen preparing a fantastic meal like any of the great avocado recipesfound here or a delicious Country Chicken Sweet Potato Pie or a great dessert like the Fruit Crisp recipe below or any of the great desserts found here
Whatever it is that you decide to do today... Have a fantastic one and HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!
Fruit Crisp Recipe
Preheat oven to 375o
4 cups of fruit – choose a combination of apples and berries, or other fruit such as peaches, pears, plums. Whatever you happen to have.
1 tbsp. instant tapioca
1 tsp. cinnamon
¼ cup maple syrup
Toss sliced apples in a large bowl with whatever other fruit you choose, with tapioca, cinnamon, and maple syrup.
Pile mixture into a greased 8x10 baking dish.
1 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
½ cup toasted wheat germ
½ tsp. sea salt
1 ½ tsps cinnamon
½ cup maple syrup
1/3 cup canola oil
Mix together ingredients for the topping and spread over the fruit. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 20 mins. Uncover and bake for 40 more minutes until the apples are soft.
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