Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Not so typical Easter

Our dinner went better than it ever has before! Not sure why exactly. Well, I take that back. I, for some reason, didn't stress out over it like I usually do. I kept the menu simple; salad, ham, mashed tators, green beans, rolls, a choice of brownies or Angel food cake w/ strawberries or both if they were indulgent. The mom only had 2 comments, I think, about dinner. One was about the green beans..she bought "french style" by mistake once..she doesn't prefer them, my reply.." oh, we any kind ". The second comment was " I like gravy on my mashed potatoes, those little packets of gravy are pretty good". My reply. " I thought about gravy but actually I forgot to make it, so this one time shouldn't make a big difference should it?" She replied " no, I just prefer gravy"
So, all in all it was very successful in the parental department. The BIG excitement for me..I'm so lame.........was the Ham and glaze. I got a spiral cut ham, which Lovee says I've done once before but I don't remember, and used a new recipe for the glaze. ohmygawd....it was really good. Here's the recipe if you want to try it.
  • 1 1/2 C packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 C creole or Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 C apple juice

Mix it all up and pour it over tha ham and baste every 20 minutes or so. the oven was at 350 but Lovee turned it down cuz it was too hot. baked for about 1 1/2 hours.



Mom only made "one" tacky comment to # 3 son's fiance.....I mentioned her weight loss was very apparent and how good she was looking..( she was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian something-or-other and is on medication..which is helping her alot )Mom said "yes, you do look better, you were pretty FAT before." AARRGGGHHHHHHHHHH... Sweet girl just smiled and said she knew it.

I apologized later but she said it was ok, she knew how G-ma was. Anyway I took the "units" home after a 2 hour stay and enjoyed the rest of the day! Ta-da!!!!! Success!!! Finally!!


Tweb said...

Fantastic! Wow... that comment would have made me laugh if I was the fiance. Seriously, you've gotta be a lil off yer rocker to be so bold.. he he he...

ETK said...

Wow! I'm glad #3 son's fiance was agreeable and didn't get upset. She's getting all skinny for that big white dress no? Any details on that yet???? I gotta start planning the trip to the big OK.

tt said...

no details yet..she only asked for a guest list. No date set yet.

Sunshine said...

Where the heck was I when G-ma made that comment to her? I so would have said something. Good lord! I'm just glad she's not saying that to me anymore... I think she got the hint when I commented on how rude it was. Gotta love the G-ma!