Aint no party, like a Wall Family Party , ’til a crazy lady comes out to play!
How was your Mother’s Day? Did you have your family over?
Did you go to your own Mother’s house and spend time with her and tell her how much you loved her?
Did you travel out of town to do that? You did?
I love my Mommy very much! So much that I travelled 3 hours to get to her to my hometown of Raleigh.
Did I mention how much I love Myrtle Beach now? Not to say I dislike Raleigh……… that much. LOL!
You see, it’s just because I was reminded of how CRAZY Raleigh can be when I visited.
Now I know every city and town has their own kind of Crazies running around. I know this.
However, I didn’t even have to leave my parent’s doorstep to see the next Showtime for the Crazies in Raleigh.
Would you like to hear the story? You would! Ok, let me clear my throat.
In fact, I’m not going to just tell you the story…… No way! Instead, I think I will tell a poem.
Here it goes.
To Mom on Mother’s Day:
Mom, we love you so much, this you can plainly see,
We fixed you ribs, yummy desserts, and even homemade sweet tea.
We all gathered in your honor to rejoice and give thanks,
‘Til a crazy lady showed up next door to bust in and break thangs!
Her eyes were red with rage, she was barefoot and all sweaty,
But we didn’t pay much attention to her until she pulled out her BIG FAT MACHETE!
So daddy got “ole trusty” and even though it was dusty, starting waving it around in the air,
Things started to shatter and we were all lookin at her when she decided to come out of there.
Daddy yelled “Call the Cops!” cause I’m gonna shoot me somebody if that crazy lady comes over here!
She took off in her little red coupe and high taled it out of there, I’m guessing purely just out of fear.
So the cops showed up, about seven or so,
They asked us what she looked like and asked “which way did she go?”
Then they called CCBI up in there and hung around a little bit longer,
See, there was a real bad smell coming from in there and it was getting a whole lot stronger!
Not sure what they saw in there or if they ever found that lady,
I’m not one to talk, but if you ask me, it all looks shady!
Whether she left because she was done or because my daddy was waiving his gun, I guess we won’t ever be quite sure,
I guess the bottom line to the story is even though my parent’s street is crazy, one thing it will never be is a bore.
Happy Belated Mother’s Day!
CALLING ALL DADS!
Every Mother’s Day, I fantasize that my husband is losing sleep over the perfect meal to cook me with his 3 perfectly hair combed children in their best Sunday dresses and suit.
As he pours over countless cookbooks, he realizes that he has not yet vacuumed and dusted, which he quickly attends to. His children are making their beds and tidying up their rooms JUST BECAUSE they want to and JUST BECAUSE being clean feels SO good! (This is my fantasy, remember?)
Where am I, you ask?
Well, of course I’m at the Spa getting pampered by a crew of estheticians who want to make me feel good about my self JUST BECAUSE they care that much!
Then I stop dreaming………….. I wake up……………
to the sound of my 2 girls screaming and fighting and pulling eachother’s hair (that is not perfectly combed, by the way) JUST BECAUSE the other one took her pink furry pillow without asking. My son is throwing his little basketball everywhere but actually IN the basketball goal, which is followed up by a crashing sound. Not to mention the girls took it upon themselves to fix “breakfast” which may or may not have consisted of Nutella, Crackers, Half & Half, Cold Left Over White Rice, and Cheezits.
I know, Yummy.
All this, while my husband still sleeps soundly in his bed……. (Love ya Baby!) 😉
Well fellas, to help you out and make your #1 lady think you poured over cookbooks all day, I’m going to help you out with this Super Easy Dessert!
Why not try to make these Mixed Berry Tartlets. Heck, if you want to impress her even more than the fact that you made these to start with……. tell her they are Mixed Berry Tartlets with a Lemon Drizzle.
You only need 7 things and there is a chance that you may have a few of the ingredients already!
Here is what you need to do:
Cut up an 18 oz. package of Strawberries and add to a mixing bowl.
Throw in a couple of handfuls of fresh blueberries and sprinkle mixture with 1 Tablespoon of Sugar…… Toss to Combine. Set aside.
Take a package of Ready Crust Graham Cracker Tartlet minis.
Brush them with a little bit of egg white. (*You don’t have to, but it gives the crust a nice brown color when baking)
Put the tartlets on a cookie sheet and bake according to the package instructions for only 5 minutes. *I think it was 375 degrees, but might have been 350. Make sure you check!
While that is baking,
Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon into bowl and whisk in 1/2 cup of Powdered Sugar.
Your lemon drizzle should still be runny, but slightly thick like this. Set it aside.
Now take 1 cup of Heavy Whipping Cream. (*If you can’t find “Heavy”, regular Whipping Cream is fine) TIP for DAD: Creams like this have their own section next to the milk area in the Grocery Store. 😉
Find mom’s electric hand mixer and put the whisk attachment on. Beat on low at first unless you want to have the entire thing on your clothes. Add 1 Tablespoon Granulated Sugar and eventually go to highest setting and beat until cream becomes a thick whip with “stiff peaks” like this. BE CAREFUL! If you whisk too long, it could turn into butter! YIKES!
DAD: If making this whipped cream on your own proves to be too overwhelming, no one will judge you for buying Cool Whip! However, if you REALLY want to impress mom, go for the homemade stuff and earn those brownie points!
After the tartlets have baked and cooled, mound them up with the berry mixture. (You will probably have leftover berries)
Spoon the lemon drizzle over each tartlet to your liking. A couple spoonfuls each is fine.
Top each with whipped cream.
And garnish with fresh strawberries!
Mom will be SO SURPRISED and touched that you went the extra mile JUST BECAUSE you love her so much!
Recipe: Mixed Berry Tartlets
– 18oz. package Fresh Strawberries
– Couple Handfuls of Fresh Blueberries
– 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
– 2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar, Divided
– Juice of 1 Lemon
– 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
– 1 Package Ready Crust Graham Cracker Tartlet Minis
– 1 egg white (Optional)
– Dice up Strawberries and add to a bowl. Add the Blueberries and Sprinkle with 1 Tablespoon of the Granulated Sugar. Set aside.
– Brush 1 eggwhite (optional) over the crusts and bake according to package instructions. Set aside to cool when finished.
– While crusts are baking, combine lemon juice and powdered sugar by whisking until smooth. Set aside.
– With the whisking attachment of an electric mixer, whisk remaining tablespoon of granulated sugar with the 1 cup of heavy whipping cream in a bowl. Whisk until mixture forms “stiff peaks”. Set aside.
– To assemble, take cooled tartlets, and mound each one with berry mixture.
– Add a couple of spoonfuls of lemon drizzle to each tartlet.
– Top with whipped cream.
– Garnish with fresh berries.
– Stick in the fridge for atleast 10 minutes. If making ahead, desserts will keep just fine in the fridge!