On Mother’s Day

May 10th, 2012 · 65 Comments · Uncategorized

What the heck? No Mother’s Day post on DALS this year? That’s because I posted on Bon App on Tuesday all about how we don’t really celebrate it. I know, not very helpful. If you are like most normal people and in the market for a kick-ass brunch main dish, check out this baked cinnamony French toast from the always-reliable Deb at Smitten Kitchen. If I celebrated Mother’s Day, that’s definitely what I’d want in the middle of my peony-strewn brunch table. That, and a copy of Dinner: A Love Story, naturally.

Have a great weekend!

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  • 1 Elisabeth // May 10, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    My favorite thing to make on Mother’s Day is Monkey Bread/Pull-apart bread. I see Mother’s Day as an excuse to eat something totally decadent and sinful.

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  • 2 Megan // May 10, 2012 at 3:50 pm

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  • 3 Beth S // May 10, 2012 at 4:06 pm

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    I think we’re doing a cook-out for Mother’s Day. No crowded restaurant, and I don’t have to cook, so it works for me.

  • 4 Melissa M // May 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    This will be my last Mother’s Day orchestrating the celebrations for my own mother, because of July 31st (ish) I will offically be a mother myself. :D That means I will make/buy my mom a special treat and kick my feet up with her.

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  • 5 Jessica // May 10, 2012 at 4:21 pm

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    As my guys don’t cook, if I want anything special for Mother’s Day food, it’ll be something I pick up myself (so at least I don’t cook). It’ll be my first mother’s day and I’m looking forward to it!

  • 6 Heather R. // May 10, 2012 at 4:22 pm

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    PS – I’m like you. I’d prefer dinner to brunch anyday! But, if someone else is cooking, I’ll happily eat anything!

  • 7 Kim // May 10, 2012 at 4:33 pm

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  • 8 angela // May 10, 2012 at 4:39 pm

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    I loved your BA post – I couldn’t agree more !

  • 9 Vanessa // May 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm

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  • 11 Bobbi Huffman // May 10, 2012 at 4:49 pm

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    Happy Mother’s Day!

  • 12 Katy // May 10, 2012 at 4:50 pm

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  • 13 Lisa Clarke // May 10, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Hmmm, French Toast. That sounds like a yummy idea.

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  • 14 meghan // May 10, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    We have developed the tradition of doing a picnic lunch for mother’s day. I get to pick the treats and the place. It’s great because my toddler can run around without me stressing about bothering other people in a resturant and yet we get out of the house for something a bit different and special.

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  • 15 Kim R // May 10, 2012 at 5:31 pm

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    P.S. I will be looking in your archives for a nice brunch item to make for my family. Thanks again!

  • 16 Janice // May 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm

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  • 17 Jane // May 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    What a great photo!
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    :)

  • 18 Chika // May 10, 2012 at 5:44 pm

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  • 19 Margaret // May 10, 2012 at 5:46 pm

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  • 20 Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista // May 10, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    So funny since we just decided to have brunch at my house, so therefore I’m cooking (instead of my mom or sister) and I’m making a cinnamon challah french toast casserole! I’ll have to check out Smitten Kitchen (which I love) for any helpful hints:)

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

  • 21 Angie // May 10, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    I have that french toast on the menu for this weekend!!! Soooo cannot wait to make it for my babes.

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  • 22 Beth // May 10, 2012 at 6:24 pm

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    Love this website!! The chorizo taco was amazing!

  • 23 Francie Teer // May 10, 2012 at 6:53 pm

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  • 24 AMY REED // May 10, 2012 at 7:01 pm

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    Love DALS!

  • 25 Sarah // May 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm

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  • 26 colleen // May 10, 2012 at 7:40 pm

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    Love the site, I read it, literally every day.
    And Happy Mother’s Day anyway!

  • 27 Carlinne @ Cook With @ Chicks // May 10, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    We celebrate Mother’s Day at my parents and all contribute something toward brunch. It’s delicious and not much work for one person. Usually the husbands/brothers clean up, which is the best gift of all! I usually make a baked French toast and plan to make Deb’s from smitten kitchen. I absolutely love the picture of you with your girls!

  • 28 andi // May 10, 2012 at 8:38 pm

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  • 29 Catherine // May 10, 2012 at 9:04 pm

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  • 30 Barb in Phx // May 10, 2012 at 9:20 pm

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  • 31 Barb in Phx // May 10, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I’m not in it just for the tote (see earlier comment). I really enjoy your blog: the recipes, the point of view, the kid and adult book recommendations and the wonderful shrimp and avocado salad from your April 15, 2011 post. I make that salad a couple of times a month, and admit that I ate it three time one week when the avocados were particularly good.

  • 32 Allie // May 10, 2012 at 9:37 pm

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    I thought of you all tonight when I made dinner– a (one pot) dish that I let my kids think they invented and so they eat it every time, no matter what vegetables I throw in. We use it to break them in to new ingredients by putting them in a familiar and beloved context (pasta with chickpeas and a little brothy/creamy sauce) I call it The Gateway.

  • 33 Maria // May 10, 2012 at 9:43 pm

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  • 35 Lindsay // May 10, 2012 at 10:31 pm

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    And you can never go wrong with baked french toast!

  • 36 Kerry-Ann // May 10, 2012 at 10:45 pm

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  • 37 Joan Browning // May 11, 2012 at 12:05 am

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    Looking forward to reading and using your book/recipes in some of our cooking classes!

  • 38 Leslie // May 11, 2012 at 7:27 am

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  • 39 Reg H // May 11, 2012 at 8:12 am

    I read your newsletter, do I win the Jane Marvel tote? P.S. Have a lovely Mother’s Day.

  • 40 Silvia // May 11, 2012 at 8:15 am

    i’m not yet a mother & my mom lives far, so mother’s day will begin with a call to my mom and relaxing – typical sunday :)
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  • 41 Kelli // May 11, 2012 at 8:52 am

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  • 42 cck // May 11, 2012 at 9:11 am

    I haven’t celebrated Mother’s Day in years. As we’re expecting our first child any day now, that might change.

    Rack of lamb will most likely happen either way. :)

    Oooh, and also: I read your newsletter, do I win the Jane Marvel tote?

  • 43 ellie // May 11, 2012 at 9:31 am

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  • 44 Jenna // May 11, 2012 at 10:10 am

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    Love your blog!! :)

  • 45 Amanda // May 11, 2012 at 10:58 am

    “I read your newsletter, do I win the Jane Marvel tote?” And I love the blog even more!

  • 46 Meg // May 11, 2012 at 12:13 pm

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  • 47 joan // May 11, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    you and your family are so stinkin’ cute!
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  • 48 Andrea // May 11, 2012 at 12:44 pm

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  • 49 Lauren // May 11, 2012 at 1:26 pm

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    The farmer’s markets are already open in CA!

  • 50 AmyPH // May 11, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    We live in a university town that always holds graduation on Mother’s Day, so restaurants are definitely out! Probably something on the grill or pancakes made by me and the oldest girl.

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  • 51 Katie // May 11, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    All I know is that I am not cooking on Mother’s Day:)

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  • 52 Susan // May 11, 2012 at 9:22 pm

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  • 53 Hongkongphooey // May 12, 2012 at 3:47 am

    We can’t wait to read your book. Just pre-ordered one for my Mom and one for myself!

  • 54 Sarah // May 12, 2012 at 5:05 am

    My husband has hinted that he’ll be making dinner on Mother’s Day – woo hoo!

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  • 55 Laura S // May 12, 2012 at 8:29 am

    We don’t really celebrate Mother’s Day either as it is a bit of a sad day for us. We will, however, tuck into moule frites, a gorgeous glass of white, and enjoy this gorgeous weather that Upstate New York has gifted us with.

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  • 56 Natalie // May 12, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Wow, I love French Toast and cinnamon, so I’ll just have to print out this recipe and casually leave it in the kitchen, in the hope that my husband or one of my boys will make it for me on Mother’s Day! Thanks so much. Love your blog! And, Happy Mother’s Day!

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  • 57 Erin // May 12, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I feel a little silly–I never comment, only read–but… “I read your newsletter, do I win the Jane Marvel tote?” :)

  • 58 Jennie // May 12, 2012 at 9:05 pm

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  • 59 kiley // May 12, 2012 at 10:37 pm

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  • 60 Jenny // May 13, 2012 at 12:52 am

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    Love your post! We are going to brunch. Happy mother’s day!

  • 61 Tammy // May 13, 2012 at 7:30 pm

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    Love your Blog. So many helpful ideas!

  • 62 Gina // May 14, 2012 at 7:23 am

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  • 63 Betsy // May 15, 2012 at 12:21 pm

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    We really don’t celebrate mothers and fathers day, but my seven year old son did make us coffee and that made the day pretty special.

  • 64 Order Diclofenac // May 17, 2012 at 8:42 am

    I read your newsletter.Thanks for posting!

  • 65 MC Chau // May 18, 2012 at 6:49 pm

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