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  1. #1
    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Final Mother's Day Picnic Dinner Menu

    Rich wanted to take me out somewhere, but I knew it would be crowded,
    expensive, loud and not as good. He just didn't want me to have to
    cook. So, we decided on a picnic at the lake with the children and a
    very relaxing day. The children all made me Mother's Day cards, which
    were all sweet (and not a single Lightning McQueen to be found among
    them). My final menu is:

    Muffaletta Sandwiches with Salami and Ham
    Pasta Primavera Salad with Mustard Herb Vinaigrette
    Sparkling Lemonade
    Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze

    It is simple (which solves my husband's problem of worrying I'd have
    too much work), delicious and easy to eat at a park. Happy Mother's Day
    to all the mothers out there!

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Final Mother's Day Picnic Dinner Menu

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Ranée at Arabian Knits <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Rich wanted to take me out somewhere, but I knew it would be crowded,
    > expensive, loud and not as good. He just didn't want me to have to
    > cook. So, we decided on a picnic at the lake with the children and a
    > very relaxing day. The children all made me Mother's Day cards, which
    > were all sweet (and not a single Lightning McQueen to be found among
    > them). My final menu is:
    >
    > Muffaletta Sandwiches with Salami and Ham
    > Pasta Primavera Salad with Mustard Herb Vinaigrette
    > Sparkling Lemonade
    > Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze
    >
    > It is simple (which solves my husband's problem of worrying I'd have
    > too much work), delicious and easy to eat at a park. Happy Mother's Day
    > to all the mothers out there!
    >
    > Regards,
    > Ranee @ Arabian Knits
    >
    > "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13
    >
    > http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/


    Sounds like the best of times. :-)
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    Arri London Guest

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    "Ranée at Arabian Knits" wrote:
    >
    > Rich wanted to take me out somewhere, but I knew it would be crowded,
    > expensive, loud and not as good. He just didn't want me to have to
    > cook. So, we decided on a picnic at the lake with the children and a
    > very relaxing day. The children all made me Mother's Day cards, which
    > were all sweet (and not a single Lightning McQueen to be found among
    > them). My final menu is:
    >
    > Muffaletta Sandwiches with Salami and Ham
    > Pasta Primavera Salad with Mustard Herb Vinaigrette
    > Sparkling Lemonade
    > Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze
    >
    > It is simple (which solves my husband's problem of worrying I'd have
    > too much work), delicious and easy to eat at a park. Happy Mother's Day
    > to all the mothers out there!
    >
    >


    That sounds nice. Hope everyone had a nice time!

    TMU didn't want me to fuss today. We had (baking powder) waffles for
    breakfast. Lunch was pasta with prawns/shrimp and sliced tomatoes. No
    idea what dinner will be. Trying to empty the freezer for the arrival of
    the new fridge next week

  4. #4
    koko Guest

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    On Sun, 09 May 2010 14:36:56 -0700, Ranée at Arabian Knits
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Rich wanted to take me out somewhere, but I knew it would be crowded,
    >expensive, loud and not as good. He just didn't want me to have to
    >cook. So, we decided on a picnic at the lake with the children and a
    >very relaxing day. The children all made me Mother's Day cards, which
    >were all sweet (and not a single Lightning McQueen to be found among
    >them). My final menu is:
    >
    > Muffaletta Sandwiches with Salami and Ham
    > Pasta Primavera Salad with Mustard Herb Vinaigrette
    > Sparkling Lemonade
    > Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze
    >
    > It is simple (which solves my husband's problem of worrying I'd have
    >too much work), delicious and easy to eat at a park. Happy Mother's Day
    >to all the mothers out there!
    >
    >Regards,
    >Ranee @ Arabian Knits
    >
    >"She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13
    >
    >http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/


    Sounds like a wonderful day for a wonderfu mother.

    koko
    --

    There is no love more sincere than the love of food
    George Bernard Shaw

    www.kokoscornerblog.com
    updated 05/09/10

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    Kris Guest

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    On May 9, 5:36*pm, Ranée at Arabian Knits <arabiankn...@gmail.com>
    wrote:
    > * *Rich wanted to take me out somewhere, but I knew it would be crowded,
    > expensive, loud and not as good. *He just didn't want me to have to
    > cook. *So, we decided on a picnic at the lake with the children and a
    > very relaxing day. *The children all made me Mother's Day cards, which
    > were all sweet (and not a single Lightning McQueen to be found among
    > them). *My final menu is:
    >
    > * *Muffaletta Sandwiches with Salami and Ham
    > * *Pasta Primavera Salad with Mustard Herb Vinaigrette
    > * *Sparkling Lemonade
    > * *Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze
    >
    > * *It is simple (which solves my husband's problem of worrying I'd have
    > too much work), delicious and easy to eat at a park. *Happy Mother's Day
    > to all the mothers out there!
    >
    > Regards,
    > Ranee @ Arabian Knits
    >
    > "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13
    >
    > http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/


    Happy Mother's Day to you too!

    Sounds like a great picnic - muffalettas are a favorite picnic
    sandwich of mine too! They travel well.

    Glad your family treated you to it,

    Kris


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    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>, Arri London <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >
    > "Ranée at Arabian Knits" wrote:
    > >
    > > Rich wanted to take me out somewhere, but I knew it would be crowded,
    > > expensive, loud and not as good. He just didn't want me to have to
    > > cook. So, we decided on a picnic at the lake with the children and a
    > > very relaxing day. The children all made me Mother's Day cards, which
    > > were all sweet (and not a single Lightning McQueen to be found among
    > > them). My final menu is:
    > >
    > > Muffaletta Sandwiches with Salami and Ham
    > > Pasta Primavera Salad with Mustard Herb Vinaigrette
    > > Sparkling Lemonade
    > > Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze
    > >
    > > It is simple (which solves my husband's problem of worrying I'd have
    > > too much work), delicious and easy to eat at a park. Happy Mother's Day
    > > to all the mothers out there!
    > >
    > >

    >
    > That sounds nice. Hope everyone had a nice time!


    It was very nice, thank you. Perfect day, too, sunny, but not too
    hot, and only a light breeze occasionally.

    > TMU didn't want me to fuss today. We had (baking powder) waffles for
    > breakfast. Lunch was pasta with prawns/shrimp and sliced tomatoes. No
    > idea what dinner will be. Trying to empty the freezer for the arrival of
    > the new fridge next week


    The breakfast and lunch both sound wonderful!

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

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    Charlotte L. Blackmer Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    Ranée at Arabian Knits <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Rich wanted to take me out somewhere, but I knew it would be crowded,
    >expensive, loud and not as good. He just didn't want me to have to
    >cook. So, we decided on a picnic at the lake with the children and a
    >very relaxing day. The children all made me Mother's Day cards, which
    >were all sweet (and not a single Lightning McQueen to be found among
    >them). My final menu is:
    >
    > Muffaletta Sandwiches with Salami and Ham
    > Pasta Primavera Salad with Mustard Herb Vinaigrette
    > Sparkling Lemonade
    > Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze


    That sounds pretty awesome. I remember eating your lemon blueberry cake
    and it is gooooood.

    Also, very suitable for pic-a-nic.

    Glad it was enjoyable! (You're so right to avoid restaurants on this
    day.)

    Our simple meal was:

    Costco filet mignon - barbequed, by Dad
    Sauce bordelaise - this was in the freezer, got thawed and heated
    Baked potatoes
    Sauteed mushrooms

    Dad served the New Mexico pinot I bought him as part of his Christmas.

    Dessert was kahlua truffles (Kay Hartman's recipe) and some peanut butter
    squares made from Nigella Lawson's recipe. Mom also found the last two
    pear bars (this is pear on a shortcrust type base with a pastry topping,
    similar to how Dutch apple pie works) in the freezer.

    Dad did most of the cooking, I brought the candy.

    Charlotte
    --

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    Arri London Guest

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    "Ranée at Arabian Knits" wrote:
    >
    > In article <[email protected]>, Arri London <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >
    > > "Ranée at Arabian Knits" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > Rich wanted to take me out somewhere, but I knew it would be crowded,
    > > > expensive, loud and not as good. He just didn't want me to have to
    > > > cook. So, we decided on a picnic at the lake with the children and a
    > > > very relaxing day. The children all made me Mother's Day cards, which
    > > > were all sweet (and not a single Lightning McQueen to be found among
    > > > them). My final menu is:
    > > >
    > > > Muffaletta Sandwiches with Salami and Ham
    > > > Pasta Primavera Salad with Mustard Herb Vinaigrette
    > > > Sparkling Lemonade
    > > > Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze
    > > >
    > > > It is simple (which solves my husband's problem of worrying I'd have
    > > > too much work), delicious and easy to eat at a park. Happy Mother's Day
    > > > to all the mothers out there!
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > > That sounds nice. Hope everyone had a nice time!

    >
    > It was very nice, thank you. Perfect day, too, sunny, but not too
    > hot, and only a light breeze occasionally.
    >
    > > TMU didn't want me to fuss today. We had (baking powder) waffles for
    > > breakfast. Lunch was pasta with prawns/shrimp and sliced tomatoes. No
    > > idea what dinner will be. Trying to empty the freezer for the arrival of
    > > the new fridge next week

    >
    > The breakfast and lunch both sound wonderful!
    >


    TYVM! Apparently TMU thought so as well; she didn't leave leftovers
    That is a rare occurrence in our house.

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