Day 21

That’s Entertainment
— The Jam
 Plate's from Mom, Tablecloth from our trip to France

Plate's from Mom, Tablecloth from our trip to France

 Sea worthy...

Sea worthy...

As promised, at some point, I was going to also include other items from my mom. In this vignette, there are the hand painted coral and shell plates she generously sent to me after she first saw what I jokingly refer to as my  "Palm Beach on acid" dining room wallpaper!  You may find yourself asking Hmmm, "Are there, salad plates in this set? Matching salt and pepper shakers? A gravy boat? A full tea set?"  The answer is a resounding yes to it all!!!  Any one that new my mother, knew that she LOVED to entertian.  I have inherited that love in triplicate.  I can think of no greater joy than a gathering of dear friends, kids playing, food cooking, wine flowing, love pouring.  This night we had a grilled flank steak, baked potatoes, a chopped salad, and a gorgeous flour-less chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and strawberries, that our gracious guests provided.  This is exactly the kind of meal my mom loved.  She understood that good food was not always fussy food (although my mom is one of the few women I have ever met that could make a 'croque en bouche' from scratch!)  She was so proud to have been involved in the emerging Slow Food Movement.  The kitchen is where I miss you most.  It breaks my heart that I can't call you with a "cooking question."  You were so patient with those, even though I would literally call you sometimes 3 times in a night!  Mom I promise I am trying to carry on your legacy for the girls, hoping that they will love the kitchen as much as we both do. And even though I miss you the most there, it also serves as my sanctuary, where I feel you most.  Love you. xo