We have been celebrating Mother's Day since Thursday night. We started at my church's Mother-Daughter banquet. It was a pleasant evening with dinner hosted by the men of the church. Then, after much anticipation and intense listening for the UPS truck, my gift from the mister and my boys was finally delivered! I won't add the appropriate number of exclamation points. But, here it is...
Yes. A Vitamix! And, a half-empty green smoothie that I was drinking earlier. It is the coolest creation ever. I have made chocolate ice cream, hummus, peach sorbet, and green smoothies so far. It's capabilities are endless and I can't wait to create with it all next week. A HUGE thank you to my guys!
We continued our celebrations this morning at Charleston Cooks on East Bay Street. Under the guidance of Chef Michelle Hammond (and, no, not my good friend from Summerville but they share the name), my Mom and I got to help create a beautiful Mother's Day brunch.
Our menu consisted of Mimosa Crepes with Blood Orange Mascarpone Filling; Spinach, Brie, and Country Ham Quiche; Avocado and Lox Breakfast Burritos; Pancetta, Asparagus, and Potato Hash; and Strawberries and Cream Biscuit. It was as good as it sounds! And, a ton of fun, too.
The kitchen was set up with six different stations. Our head chef walked us through each station giving us tips and instructions and going through all of the ingredients.
Then, we eat chose one brunch selection to create. We decided to make the Mimosa Crepes with Blood Orange Marscapone filling. Totally delicious!
What FUN! And, Chef Michelle was great. We thoroughly enjoyed our mid-morning cooking lesson and the best part was that when everyone finished, we sat down with a glass of wine and devoured our dishes. Everyone left with a full tummy and some new knowledge to take home to their own kitchen. You can see everything except the spinach, brie and country ham quiche. It was still finishing in the oven.
Not only does Charleston Cooks offer some great cooking classes, they also sell many great kitchen gadgets. We both left with a unique avocado tool. It halves an avocado, removes the pit and slices it up~very useful for people like me who adore avocadoes!
I am so lucky and so blessed to be enjoying such a great Mother's Day week-end. My Mom just surprised me with a new outfit complete with a big southern-style straw hat. It may have to accompany me downtown tomorrow for brunch. And, don't forget that tomorrow is Second Sunday on King. What better way to finish up this celebration than brunch and some street strolling in my favorite city?
I hope you all are giving your Moms the love, kindness and affection that they deserve this week-end and everyday! And, if you are a Mom~count your blessings, hug your kiddos and enjoy your special day tomorrow. I know that I will! Happy Mother's Day Eve from Charleston Treasures!