Mother's Day Weekend 2011

this is oreo

We had a pretty busy Mother's Day weekend! Saturday morning we went to the Farmer's Market so I could gather a few things for what I was cooking this weekend. Nothing like fresh beets, fresh baked bread, lettuce, parsley & fresh chicken eggs to inspire a weekend menu!

After Cooper's nap, we went to our friend's fundraiser party in their backyard! They've got a bunch of chickens! You see that black & white one? Her name is Oreo.  She was my favorite.

chicken feet

We are still trying to decide if we are going to get chickens; we've been thinking about it for the past two years and  I think the decision might be a little bit easier for us to make since my friend Jenny got hers. She's loving them! And here's another pro of having chickens- You can host your own Chicken Shit Bingo party!

this is lemon

You lay down a tarp, make a grid of numbers. People buy squares and when the chicken craps on their square, they're instant winners!

chicken shit bingo

See that 24? Yup. We won! We actually won two rounds!

i won!

After donating half of our winnings, we were left with $60!!! I made money off of chicken shit!

I brought my Carnival Slaw to the party. Twas a big hit!

There was a fancy margarita machine!!!

And a dreamy SOFT SERVE machine!

Guess who begged me for some???

With that face, could you resist?? He was happy as a clam!

soo determined

Cooper spent the afternoon playing with other kids and watching the chickens. We were exhausted!

We came home, put Coop to bed and watched The King's Speech and loved it.

Sunday morning, the boys went out & ran errands while I spent time making my mom a very special Mother's Day dessert.  It's so nice to have those little moments to myself in the kitchen....really that's the best Mother's day present!

Casey & Cooper gave me this lovely Royal Purple Smoke Bush for Mother's Day! I can't wait to plant it!

new plant

We spent time cleaning up the backyard and planting stuff during Cooper's nap.

i planted this weekend!

I put some tomatoes in my pots! I just need to stake them now.

We have 1 Tomato Blush, 1 Early Girl, 2 Cherry Tomatoes & some tomato that randomly grew in my pot!

I think I might get some more... I can't RESIST!


The lettuce is growing strong!  The arugula is SPICY.

the trough

Then my parents came over for dinner. I had a little cocktail & put out some cheese for us to nibble on.

cheese & cocktail

I made my mom's favorite--Beet salad with lettuce & beets I picked up at the Farmer's market.

making a beet salad

Turned out pretty awesome.

beet salad!

For dinner we grilled steak, roasted cauliflower, grilled asparagus & my killer garlic bread!

Oh there was tasty wine too!

mother's day dinner

And here's my mom's favorite dessert- PROFITEROLES!! (recipe coming soon!)

for my mom

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! I know I did.

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  • May 9, 2011

    looks like heaven! aaand... the chicken bingo is hilarious. xo.

  • May 9, 2011

    coop looks so big!!!! what a fun day!

    • May 9, 2011

      Grows more and more every day! xoxoxo

  • May 9, 2011

    Looks like a very nice day!

  • May 9, 2011

    sounds lovely! happy day to you!

  • May 9, 2011

    Looks fabulous! Happy belated mother's day to you! xx

  • May 9, 2011

    Sounds like the perfect weekend to me. I love the chicken photo on top; Oreo is gorgeous as far as chickens go!

  • May 9, 2011

    This whole thing is adorable and I will need to remember that bingo idea...two of my neighbors now have flocks of their own. Also reminds of how much I love that metal tub planter of yours.

    • May 9, 2011

      oooh! do they bring you fresh eggs??

  • May 9, 2011

    Glad you had a good one honey. I hear you on time alone in the kitchen - that is priceless these days, isn't it?

  • May 9, 2011

    aww, that looks like a beautiful day! why is cooper so adorable? he must get away with a lot! i could never say no to that face! hope you had a magic mother's day! i miss your beautiful face!

    • May 10, 2011

      you really know how to make a girl feel special!!! Thank you sweets!! I have a hard time disciplining that face when he's so cute! Sometimes I have to turn away and collect myself before I continue. Doesn't always work ;)

  • May 10, 2011

    chicken shit bingo! WE ARE SO TOTALLY DOING THIS!!!!!!!!

    looks like you had a fab weekend!! and the smoke bush! i bought one for my mama's yard. we have one in our yard and they're so pretty! enjoy. :)


    • May 10, 2011


  • It looks like you had an amzing weekend!

  • May 10, 2011

    can't wait for the profitiroles recipe, i just love those.

  • May 11, 2011

    Chicken Sh*t bingo is officially now my #2 reason we must have chickens in the near future. I was going to say it was my #1 reason but really, who could resist the pun? It looks like you had a great weekend!

    • May 11, 2011

      omg. i'm laughing. HARD. hehehehehe!!

  • Katherine
    May 11, 2011

    Everything looks so delicious!!! I'm totally dreaming of buying a soft serve machine now!

  • May 16, 2011

    What a great, fun-filled weekend! And omg..."play Chicken Shit Bingo" is now on my mental bucket list. Awesome.

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