Sunday, May 13, 2007

Sunday Dinner - Mother's Day

This isn't dinner, but it's what will be on my table today. I made two lovely Salmon and Asparagus Quiche that will be served with a loaf of round French bread, tapenade (of course), goat's cheese, artichoke hearts and my favorite lemonade, followed by Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries, sliced cantaloupe and grapes. If I'm feeling generous, I'll share it with my family .

Salmon and Asparagus Quiche
Makes two 9" deep dish quiche
Printable Recipe


6 large eggs
1 c heavy cream
1 c milk
2 cloves garlic-minced
2 T fresh snipped dill
2 c asparagus cuts-cooked and drained
4 oz smoked salmon-flaked or 1 c fresh cooked-flaked
2 c grated Swiss or other cheese
two 9" deep dish pie shells

Bake pie shells until lightly browned in a 400 degree F oven. Turn heat down to 350.
Blend eggs, cream, milk, garlic, and dill together until well combined (I used the blender for 2 minutes). Divide the salmon, asparagus and cheese between the shells. Pour the egg mixture over all. Bake until puffy and lightly browned and eggs are set, about 35-40 minutes.
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
Is The Hand That Rules The World


Blessings on the hand of women!
Angels guard its strength and grace,
In the palace, cottage, hovel,
Oh, no matter where the place;
Would that never storms assailed it,
Rainbows ever gently curled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.

Infancy's the tender fountain,
Power may with beauty flow,
Mother's first to guide the streamlets,
From them souls unresting grow--
Grow on for the good or evil,
Sunshine streamed or evil hurled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.

Woman, how divine your mission
Here upon our natal sod!
Keep, oh, keep the young heart open
Always to the breath of God!
All true trophies of the ages
Are from mother-love impearled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.

Blessings on the hand of women!
Fathers, sons, and daughters cry,
And the sacred song is mingled
With the worship in the sky--
Mingles where no tempest darkens,
Rainbows evermore are hurled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.
William Ross Wallace
Happy Mother's Day to all my mommy friends!

7 comments:

kbabe1968 said...

Happy Mothers Day!

:)

Karin said...

In Sweden Mother´s day was introduced 1919 by a woman called Cecilia Baath-Holmberg.

However, she moved the celebrating to the last Sunday of May. She also edited a guide how to celebrate Mother's Day.

Nowadays the commercial interests have taken over, but still many mothers have coffee in bed and get flowers and are invited to a dinner at a restaurant or at the home of the grown-up children.

Do you know why God made mothers ?
Because he could not be everywhere.:)

kbabe1968 said...

My husband's in the kitchen right now trying to recreate one of my favorite restaurant chicken dishes. It smells wonderful!!!

Brandi & the Zandi's said...

Happy Mother's Day!!! :-)

Deborah Dowd said...

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Melanie said...

Happy belated Mother's Day, Annie!

confessing7girl said...

its never too late to wish u a happy mother's day!!! with 7 (love the number) kids it must be really hard!!
love the quote:*The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
Is The Hand That Rules The World*