What a treat!

Thursday, June 11, 2009 |
My son informed me on Tuesday night that he was making dinner for me on Wednesday. This was his treat to me since he wasn't home for Mother's Day. Just knowing that I didn't have to come home and cook for my family was a gift within its self ~ I've been a tad busy these days!

He later shared with me that he was online looking at recipes for well over an hour making sure he found something I would really like ~ awww.

When I entered the house I was immediately informed that I was NOT ALLOWED to help in any way. I must admit that this was a little difficult as I am always the one in the kitchen. I actually really enjoy cooking. It's relaxing to me and I enjoy cooking for my family and friends.

Nick and Shannon build me a fire in our patio fireplace to sit by while catching up on a recent magazine and sipping some chardonnay ~ I could get use to this treatment very quickly!

I told myself before I even entered the kitchen to remember that men cook by using every pot, pan, spoon and plate in the kitchen and leave them on the counter ~ my son is no exception. I wasn't going to use this picture but, it honestly represents his true cooking talents! :)

The pictures are a backwards but I think you'll get the idea. For dessert he made a white cake and cut it into four layers. Between the layers he but a pudding and cool whip frosting with fresh strawberries and blueberries. Ever so yummy!

Not only is my son handsome but he can cook!
Our main course was chicken parmigiana with tomato sauce from scratch {his nanny (my mother) would be so proud} and the best bread you've ever tasted. We call it "Aunt Annies" bread since my sister~in~law created it. I could honestly eat an entire loaf myself.

No, I didn't eat the entire plate. I had more than plenty to enjoy this afternoon for lunch.
I love the fact that Nicholas enjoys cooking. It's something I've always had fun sharing with him. It is a skill that will serve him well in life and his one day wife {in 20 years} will thank me for instilling in him!
Thanks Nicholas, it was a lovely evening that I looked forward to all day. I am one lucky mom!

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preppyinnewengland said...

So sweet....let's hope all our little guys will cook a nice dinner for us when they grow up! Great looking cake, should mention on my strawberry posting!

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

WOW!!! I am impressed!!!! It will be so nice when my kids can do that!!!! I LOVE the handmade cards...but that meal looked AMAZING! You should be proud!

Carolina Mama said...

Jo that is so precious! He is a great guy. And cook! Hey, I posted a couple of pics from the Hill, he'll recognize one for sure. :)

Kacey said...

Oh Jo...that is absolutely the sweetest thing to do and that cake decorating is mighty impressive! My husband (and I mean this in the most affectionate way) has to ask me how to work even the microwave. He is however really good at the doing the dishes though.:)
Your son's future wife will definitely appreciate his cooking skills.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Such a sweet boy....and what a dinner....He went all out!!

That was a wonderful treat for you!!

Hope you have a great weekend!


annechovie said...

How nice, Jo! You have obviously done a great job raising your son. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sue said...

Jo, that is one sweet baby you raised! Dinner looked good- Our Dan learned some cooking skills being away at school in CA for 4 years. It was that or starvation... Actually, it was that or spending all his money on take-out! :-) Sue

Sandy Toes said...

What a great kid! Looked wonderful!
sandy toe

EntertainingMom said...

Looks amazing... what a sweetheart! I couldn't help but notice we had the same stove-top/range!

Petunia said...

You are a lucky Mom indeed! He is handsome, and so sweet even to think of doing this--and then do do it well....that is a well-rounded young man!!

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! I am so impressed Jo!

He is one handsome young man as well.

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