Sunday, May 10, 2015

Almost Mother's Day

Yeah, I know.  A flurry of excitement for one week, and then I decide to take one day off.

To quote my fourteen-year-old...whatever.

Here's the thing about the foodservice industry... your weekends are my busiest days.  Your holidays are my longest days.  And it's totally cool, I don't mean to bitch...because that's how it is, and that's what I signed up for.

Anyway. Mother's Day is tomorrow, and it's no shocker that I'm working.  Our restaurant is serving a brunch, and since I'm the primary brunch cook, it stands to reason that I should be there.  But, I'm done by three, and then I've got the rest of the evening with my kids. I have no idea what they've got up their sleeve.

My husband thinks I should not cook on Mother's Day...but honestly, I can't think of anything I'd rather do more.  Especially since I saw a particularly inspiring episode of Bobby Flay's Barbeque Addiction whilst at the dentist recently.  So...if I weren't working tomorrow, and I had all the proper ingredients and equipment, this is what I'd be making (then eating)...

*Note: inspired by Bobby Flay, but tweaked by me.

Smoked Adobo Brisket Tartine (instead of Tortas) with a Creamy Horseradish Spread
Roasted Tomato Marmalade
Grilled Asparagus
Grilled Fruit: Bananas, Peaches, Pears, etc.
Coconut Margaritas

Inspiration here.






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