In many households, dads barbecue to save mom from having to cook on this, their special day. Which you might think is a very considerate thing to do.
My question is … who does the dishes and cleanup, let alone did the shopping, for what gets bbq’d?
I DON’T think so. 🙂
For all the mothers (step-mothers, foster mothers, grandmothers etc) out there, I hope you had a great day surrounded by your loved ones. Who show their appreciation to you for all you do, year round.
I made a fudgy chocolate cake yesterday which many mothers would appreciate. Instead of a cake however, I made a dozen cupcakes and two mini cakes that would serve two people. They were frosted very simply with a ganache (whipping cream and chocolate) and there’s a pretty strawberry sauce to go with it.
Strawberry Sauce – makes about a cup of sauce
3 tbsp water
2 1/2 tsp cornstarch
1 cup thinly sliced strawberries
3 tbsp granulated sugar
a squeeze of lemon juice (it’ll liven up the flavour of the sauce)
Stir together the water and cornstarch in a small bowl until combined.
In a small saucepan, over medium heat, stir together the cornstarch mixture, sliced strawberries, lemon juice and sugar.
Bring mixture to a simmer, whisking frequently and cook for a minute or two. Cool for 5 minutes.
Puree in a food processor.
Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a medium bowl.
I bbq’d a sirloin steak, a large pork chop, several pork souvlaki skewers for the rest of the week and some pineapple rings. The steak was served with a baked potato (cooked in the microwave and finished on the bbq), sauteed white mushrooms and a simple salad.
Cupcakes and frosting