I have one vivid memory of a Mother’s Day when I was about 10. I was starting to experiment with cooking (this phase didn’t last very long) and I had perfected my Egg Foo Young recipe. I was going to cook this for Mother’s Day breakfast. I carefully picked out all the ingredients. I made up a fancy menu which I presented to Mom who was going to get her breakfast in bed feast. I fried up the onions. I peeled the shrimp. The aroma was wafting throughout the apartment. I had a tray with a flower on it. I happily presented the delicious meal to Mom. The only problem was that she had the stomach flu and the smell of it cooking was making her even sicker and the sight of it was even worse. But she happily accepted my gift and only told me years later that she was ready to run to the bathroom to throw it all up. Even sick as a dog, she made me feel so special and absolutely loved.
Happy Mother’s Day to you all. And that includes all of us who do not have children, but instead have chosen the furrier variety!
And as an aside, if you are going to the National Stationery Show at Javits Center in NYC, please stop by the Hester and Cook Kitchen Papers booth where the Hilda Glasgow line will be on display. Booth 2844. See you there!