Mother’s Day “Girls” Luncheon!

A Mother’s Day Luncheon . . . “Girls only!”

A few years ago, I hosted a Mother’s Day Luncheon for the girls in my family. That included my mother, my sister, Jeri and her two daughters, Amber and Cara, and my daughter Candace. We also had two grand-girls: Randa and baby Jalynn.

The Planning: Table settings and Tablescape . . .

The theme for this Mother’s Day Luncheon was Family, with the menu being from our Family Heritage recipes, and the table settings from my mother’s and Grandmama Hall’s collections.

One of the first things that you need to do is determine what dinnerware, glassware, silverware you will use as well as your table covering and centerpiece.

My  table was set with my Grandmama Hall’s Eternal China, Mama’s crystal stemware, Mama’s English Gadroon silver, and Grandmama Hall’s artificial pink and blue centerpiece. I used my Grandmama Hall’s cutwork linen tablecloth with matching napkins. I don’t even know how old that tablecloth is.

A mother's day luncheon

The Planning: the Menu . . .

Once you decide the theme of you Mother’s Day Luncheon, then you have to determine what you will have on your menu. Because my menu was Family Favorites, my menu consisted of several of our recipes from the first “To Grandmama ‘s House We Go” cookbook. Of course, we had LeSeur English Peas in honor of Grandmama Hall, who always served English Peas at every family dinner.

The Menu

Layered Salad

The Layered Salad is one of Mama’s recipes. I don’t have a picture of it, but the recipe is in the cookbook.

Huntington Chicken

The Huntington Chicken Casserole is my family’s “go-to” special dinner casserole. This casserole can be made the day before, refrigerated, then baked the day of your luncheon. The picture really doesn’t do this dish justice as it was baked a little too long. But I can tell you that it is delicious.

Huntington Chicken

potatoes

This Hash Brown Potato Casserole is a MUST at every one of our family dinners. And, this Mother’s Day Luncheon was no exception. It is easy and can be prepared the day before, refrigerated, then baked the day of your luncheon.

Hash Brown Potato Casserole

English Peas

(LeSeur, of course!)

Mama’s Overnight Rolls

I don’t have a picture of Mama’s Overnight Rolls, but these are the ones Mama always made. These would be made the day before, as the name testifies: they stay in the refrigerator overnight.

Mama's Strawberry Pie

Words cannot express how wonderfully delicious this Strawberry Pie is! Mama’s Strawberry Pie is an all-time favorite with everyone who eats it. In fact, Candace made it for the singer at the Cabot Strawberry Festival, and both he and his wife said it is the best Strawberry Pie they ever ate! That is a testimony to my Mama’s Strawberry Pie.

Strawberry Pies

Tea

Coffee

Pictures . . .

“A Picture is worth a thousand words” is true. It is through pictures of special times and places that we can hold memories dear. And this Mother’s Day Luncheon was no exception. Following our luncheon, pictures were taken by Heidi Barnes, my pastor’s wife:)

Mothers Day Luncheon--2010

(L to R) Me, Mama, and my sister, Jeri

Mothers Day Luncheon--2010

(L to R) Me, Mama, Candace and Randa

Mothers Day Luncheon--2010

(L to R) Randa, Candace, Me, Mama, Jeri, baby Jalynn, Amber and Cara

Mothers Day Luncheon--2010

Baby Jalynn stole everyone’s heart! Isn’t she precious???

Wonderful memories with the “girls” in my family, especially with Mama. How are you planning to celebrate Mother’s Day?

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