My mom came over on Saturday to spend the afternoon and evening with us. During the afternoon, we freshened up the kitchen, living and dining rooms for Spring.
My mom has a knack for decorating so we moved some things around and changed up the decor a bit. Each Spring I feel the need to clean and organize, so if felt good to have a fresh look.
Earlier in the day, I had gone to the farmer’s market and bought lots of fresh produce, salmon from Canada and a special dessert.
When we finished our cleaning/decorating, I tried a new recipe of roasted potatoes, mushrooms and baby carrots with salmon. On top was a sauce made with red wine vinegar, olive oil, mustard and honey. Oh my gosh, it was so good and the best salmon I have had in ages. It was so moist, it melted in our mouths. The salmon had just arrived from a native American fishery in Canada the day before. I will definitely be shopping from that vendor again at our farmer’s market.
After dinner, we watched the old black and white classic, To Have and Have Not with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Halfway through, I served the Lemon Chess pie with fresh sliced strawberries and fresh whipped cream. Yum!
Mom spent the night and in the morning I made fresh blueberry and banana pancakes. For the topping, I made our special family recipe of fresh strawberry sauce made with berries and half-and-half. Ohhhh, it was so good!