Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mother's Day 2013


So, is it just another Hallmark Holiday, as the Ex-Ex calls some of them?  I think not.  I've been thinking about Mama Mildred all day.  I found some photos...


Mama gave me a bag full of pictures a few years back and I am so glad that I have them.  Look how young she is!  Barely 18 here.  I am 6 months old.


This one was taken right before I left for my first trip to France.  Mama is 38 years old in this one, I am 20.  Mere babies, both of us!


This was on Mama's 70th birthday.  How could her firstborn be 52 years old?

I love you, Mama!

Here are your four babies, 1968-ish?

And since I am a Mom, too, here are my babies when they were babies-

They were cute then, they are handsome now.

They make me very proud.

To Mama Mildred and my boys--

Happy Mother's Day 2013!

I've made these brownies for Mama and for the boys.  Mildred likes the addition of coffee to the batter.  She is also a huge buttermilk fan.  She used to crumble cornbread into a glass of it and then eat it.  I admit that I have never tried it, so I will not comment out of respect for her.

Texas Brownies

2 c. all-purpose flour
2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. (1 stick) butter
1/2 c. shortening
1 c. strong brewed coffee
1/4 c. dark, unsweetened cocoa
1/2 c. buttermilk
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 c. butter
2 Tbsp. dark cocoa
1/4 c. milk
3 1/2 c. unsifted powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and the sugar.
In a heavy saucepan, combine butter, shortening, coffee and cocoa.  Stir and heat to boiling.
Pour boiling mixture over the flour and sugar in the bowl.  Add the buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla.
Mix well, using a wooden spoon or high speed on electric mixer.
Pour into a well-buttered 17 1/2-by-11-inch pan.
Bake at 400˚F for 20 minutes or until brownies test done in the center.
While brownies bake, prepare the frosting.  In a saucepan, combine butter, cocoa and milk.  Heat to boiling, stirring.
Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla until frosting is smooth.
Pour warm frosting over brownies as soon as you take them out of the oven.  Cool.  Cut.

Bon appétit to all moms!

1 comment:

MPK said...

I'm so glad Mildred had you! Happy Mother's Day BFF!