As per tradition, each year on Mothers' Day, my father and I torture my mother by using her kitchen to make dinner for her. Sometimes, the results are...interesting. Occasionally, the finished product is surprisingly good.
This year, my father spent much energy preparing a breaded Steak Milanaise served with fresh aragula, and broccoli. He even made a lovely bread. From scratch. And, it was quite good!
My contribution was a risotto with peas.
We concluded the meal with the best thing my father bakes--a lemon meringue pie. Also, from scratch. And, I must say, it was very, very tasty and the meringue was perfect.
More than anything, we just wanted to show my mother how much she's appreciated. The day leaves us wondering how she manages to cook the exceptional things that she does without batting an eye. At the end of the cooking, we look like we've run a marathon, and, yet, she makes it all look so easy.
Back to normal next week.