This Sunday, is Mother’s Day! What a wonderful idea to honor our mothers! You may remember that one of the pictures from one of my posts was chosen to represent a Mother’s Day Luncheon for an ad for the National Junior Auxiliaries Cookbook.
So, here is the entire tablescape presentation that includes this picture from June 3rd, 2009.
Checkout Between Naps on the Porch to see a lot of great tablescapes by a lot of lovely and talented people.
Of course this made me think of my Mama-isms post:
A Southern Mother is something very special. They have the job of raising a good Southern girl. My Mother had several pieces of advise, or sayings, if you will, that are good for anyone. I call them Mama-isms.
- You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar.
- If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.
- Sit up straight.
- Put on your red badge of courage (meaning lipstick).
- Set the table (something done every night with placemat, knife, fork, spoon, plate and glass – each in it’s proper place.)
- Walk like a lady.
- Never wake a sleeping child.
- How’s your attitude? (Getting a good parking place anywhere, depends on your attitude!).
- Pretty is, is pretty does.
- All you can do is all you can do.
- Consider the source and go on. (or as her mother – my grandmother put it: Pass and re-pass).
- Smile and make people wonder what you’ve been up to (when you were frowning).
- If your lip gets any lower you’ll step on it (when you were pouting)
- If you don’t watch out your face will freeze that way (when your face was anything but pleasant).
- If you don’t stop crying, I’ll give you something to cry about!
There were many more. What did your Mama tell you?
Today’s Lagniappe: Roses in the Snow Cake
Something my mother remembers her mother making that is wonderful and delicious!
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 egg whites
1/2 cup Crisco
3 tsp. Baking Powder
2 1/4 cup flour
vanilla – 2 tsp.
1 cup milk
Beat egg whites in a bowl till stiff then set aside. Cream
together sugar and Crisco and salt. Then add milk and vanilla.
Gradually add flour and baking powder. Gently fold in egg whites.
Turn into favorite cake pan greased and floured. Bake at 350
degrees till toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and let
cool. Put your favorite white icing on. Then sprinkle with toasted
coconut.(Can toast coconut on cookie sheet after cake is done while
oven is still hot). Places roses on top of the cake and you are done!
Happy Mother’s Day to my Mama and to all of you!