And yesterday was the big day where I had a wonderful Mother's Day from start to finish. Travis and the kids had planned a "surprise" breakfast in bed. I've been a mom on Mother's Day long enough to know that part of the celebration in our family includes breakfast in bed. But what I wasn't expecting yesterday was a trip to Village Inn on my own bed. I think Travis made every possible breakfast item there is, this man has a problem with moderation, but I didn't care it was fabulous, and I think spoiled any progress I'd made with my last two weeks of Slim-Fast for breakfast, but we had fun anyway. I think my favorite thing he made was his Texas Toast sized French Toast complete with whipped cream and bananas. He has certainly become the breakfast man at our house and I'm going to have a tough time competing come Father's Day. I seriously couldn't stop laughing when they finally brought in the breakfast tray, Travis had left no breakfast item unconquered, there was a complete smorgasbord of breakfast delicacies, and no, I didn't eat it all, but I had fun working my way through some of everything.
The kids had made cards and were ready with hugs and kisses, I loved the homemade cards, Dallas' said, "Your my most best mom" and Hallie drew a picture of the two of us. They were very sweet.
Then we had a great day at church, and after headed to my friend Liz's baby blessing in Salt Lake. She was in town for a family reunion so they blessed their new little baby Elyse here yesterday, it was a really special blessing, and so much fun to see so many of her relatives. Her family has always treated me like an extra daughter and it was fun to catch up with all of them.
Sweet Elyse slept through the whole thing and seemed quite content to be held by her Grandma Linda.
Liz had requested that I make Melt-A-Way cookies for the blessing. I think I've only made these once ever, and that was years ago, and they turned out horribly. But I think I got the dough under control this time and they seemed to be a big hit, they disappeared quickly anyway. I Fancy-Nancyed them up of course and added some piped frosting and cake decorations for sparkle. You always frost these cookies, but I had never seen them like this before, and I think it made them extra special. These are much faster than cupcakes so they might be a new favorite of mine for parties. They have a really interesting consistency where they literally melt in your mouth.
Here is the recipe:
3/4 c. Cornstarch, sifted
1/2 lb. butter (2 sticks)
1/3 c. powdered sugar
1 c. flour
Beat butter and other ingredients until creamy. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, let cool and frost. (Note, I think these work best when the butter is almost entirely melted, if your dough comes out crumbly add a little milk to get a creamy consistency. They also usually have a rather runny frosting drizzled on top, but I made mine a little thicker so I could pipe it, and I also added some almond extract to the frosting which I think lent itself well to these cookies. Also note, these cookies are very small, I used about a teaspoons worth of dough for each one -give or take- no actual measuring as the dough is sticky and will stick to a cookie scoop.) Enjoy!