In just a few days, most of us will be gathering with our families in a showing of thanks and appreciation for all the things the moms in our lives do. (Did you see Joanna's incredible brunch for the moms she knows on her blog, A Cup of Jo?) Our family was never an 'out to eat on holidays' family--with little patience for crowds and kids that could snap at the slightest drop in blood sugar, it was always safer to celebrate at home. As I've gotten older (and much more comfortable in the kitchen), I've come to enjoy having these moments at home--rather than with 150 of our not so close friends.
If I were celebrating with my mom this year I'd get us some fun aprons for the kitchen (there's no need to settle for tacky, novelty 'the only thing I'm making for dinner is reservations' kitchen outfits ), a great bottle of wine and hang out in the kitchen preparing a meal worthy of such an occasion.
(*This year we'll be celebrating with D's mom for a later dinner after we all are off from work).
A few kitchen fashions for mom (and for you) that are equally adequate to entertain in...
1. Black & White Floral Pleated Apron, Pier 1, $19.95
2. Pachar Mix & Match Apron, Williams Sonoma, $24.00
3. I Ad-Mayer Your Taste Apron, Mod Cloth, $34.99
4. Bahia Apron, Anthropologie, $38.00
5. Tiered Multi-Colored Apron, Pier 1, $14.95 (I have this one!)
6. Rising Wings Apron, Anthropologie
Aprons and a great cookbook are one of my favorite gifts for any lady in my life--especially those I know that love cooking or entertaining...