Well... at the moment I am "Mom" only to two very spoiled dogs, and this Mother's day I was in the mood to slap on an apron and spend my time in the kitchen. My husband was the one receiving the royal treatment. I started off the morning with some homemade buttermilk biscuits. I have never made biscuits from scratch before, but they turned out to be pretty good. Next time I will be sure to not roll out the dough quite so much, therefore giving me a slightly thicker biscuit.
For supper I made a common household dish (one of Wes' favorites), a rigatoni Italian sausage bake. It has in it: Italian sausage, rigatoni pasta, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, crushed tomatoes, dry red cooking wine, and several cheeses. It takes a while to cook... about 75 minutes total, but it is not difficult. We ate it with a Caesar salad and it was all delicious. Plenty of leftovers.
For dessert, I found a recipe for strawberry cake. It uses a strawberry cake mix. You add 1/4 cup of flower and 3 eggs. After baking and cooling, you mix sliced strawberries with sugar and 2 tbsp. of cognac and let sit for 20 minutes. Meanwhile I poked holes in the top of the cake with a straw and prepared one package of strawberry jello by only letting it chill in fridge for 20 min. Just until thickened, not solid. I ended up putting it in the freezer for a few minutes because the fridge did not seem to thicken it enough, and I was pressed for time. Anyways, the jello is then poured on top and I covered the cake with the sliced strawberries topping it with whipped cream. It also is suppose to chill for at least 4hrs. after that so that it will not be soggy. Very yummy!!