When Mother’s Day arrived, Jamie said she wanted to make me dinner. We have the kind of relationship that she considers me a second Mom, and I definitely consider her my third kid. Tonight our schedules finally aligned and she and Nick took over my kitchen while I was at the gym with Madeline (I just couldn’t stay away another day).
When Madeline and I walked in the door, the table was set, there was a vase full of pink roses, and dinner was ready. They even took the pictures of everything for me. How cute are they? I love that. A local restaurant has a tortellini dish that Jamie loves, and she gets it as often as she can, so she has been on a mission to recreate it. Knowing how much I and the kids like tortellini, it was the perfect meal for tonight. I happened to find a recipe for something pretty similar to the dish in the April issue of Food Network magazine, and she and Nick went to town. Within 45 minutes, they had both made dinner, dessert and set the table.
This dish is similar to the one that she loves so much, with the only difference being the restaurant version is a little saucier, so next time we’ll play with perhaps doubling the sauce. Is it a wow? No, but it’s a meal easy enough to make on a busy weeknight, whether it’s a belated Mother’s Day dinner or not, an everything-in-one-dish meal that was even kid-approved. I’ve honestly never seen Madeline eat quite so many peas, but tonight she was all over them.
Oh, and dessert? These chocolatey little fudge cups you see below? A recipe to share next week.
I’m off until Sunday night. Have an awesome weekend!
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