Sunday, 2 March 2008

Mother's Day gifts and Chocolate Tart

This morning I was awoken by my 15 year old son with breakfast in bed, made by him. He also surprised me with a really cute Mother's Day card, beautiful flowers, a ceramic cupcake trinket box and a heart printed 'Tea For One' Teapot & Mug. Hubby reminded me that today was Mother's Day and I was to do nothing but sit back, relax and enjoy. I have to say this task sounds easier said than done, (especially when your a full-time domestic goddess, mother and wife) I kept going to do things and being told off as I am "not supposed to do anything today!" My son and hubby are cooking a Sunday roast for dinner, and as much as I wanted to stick with the rules of not lifting a finger, my love of baking took over and I had to at least make dessert. I decided to make something quick and easy and made one of Delia's cheat recipes from her new book. I opted for a Chocolate Tart, on which I was a little heavy-handed with the cocoa dusting :o) oh well! I am sure it's going to taste delish with it's all-butter pastry and chocolate truffle filling, served along-side crème fraîche and blackberries.


Happy Mother's Day to all you "yummy mummies"

9 comments:

Rosie said...

Hi Maria, oh you lucky girl and Jake is such a great son! The flowers look very pretty and the gifts sound wonderful. Enjoy the rest of your special day :D

Rosie x

Maria said...

Hi Rosie

Oh I'm definitely a lucky mum and wife! I've had a gorgeous day, filled with love, gifts and good food ;o)

Maria
x

Indigo said...

Oh wow, your son has officially outdone me (I thought I was doing well with flowers & a lemon cake ^__^). And the chocolate tart looks great!

Maria said...

Hi Indigo

Thanks for the lovely comment. I am sure you made your mum a happy one with your flowers and Lemon Cake, after all food is a token of love ;o)

Maria
x

Pixie said...

happy belated mother's day to you and how wonderful to have such a caring son making you breakfast in bed!

Maria said...

Hi Pixie

Thank you! Oh my Jake is a real sweetie, I'm very blessed!

Maria
x

ruthEbabes said...

Awww how lovely! i had been asking around my youth group to see what they had all done and very few of them had done anything!

There was one girl who bought her mum a water pistol, bubble gum and play doh..... I'd love pressies like that!

Sounds like you had a great Mother's Day!

Maria said...

Hi Ruth

Oh my gosh, a water pistol, bubble gum and play doh, lol, I bet that mum wasn't impressed!

My son and his friend went Mother's Day shopping on Saturday. And they were cussing some of their other friends who had still not bought their mums anything, lol.

Maria
x

ruthEbabes said...

I've a feeling that she's used to "creative" gifts now lol.