with a taste from HOME!
It's probably been 20 or so years since I've actually lived in Maryland.. but it's been about 12 since I've been back for a visit or vacation. And every so often, I begin to miss the things that I recall from my childhood.
So, this year - for Mother's Day; the hub wanted to plan a weekend trip 'home' for me. Sadly, his work interfered, and he's on "beeper duty", which means he has to remain no more than 45 mins away from the office. Maryland is a 9 hour drive.
Hmm... so what is a loving hubby to do?
Bring HOME to me.. (Maryland delivers?)
I had to laugh... (my 'Uncle', who lived right behind me as child; was a crabber - and I used to live, breathe and grow tired of blue crabs)... but, I was almost afraid to open the container to see what was lurking under the lid...
I didn't know if there would be live pinchers ready to grab me..
He'd learned his lesson after bringing me home live lobsters for steaming a few years ago on my birthday, (I refused to eat them after my children gave them all names and played with them on the kitchen floor for 20 mins) these little tasty crustaceans were steamed and ready to be eaten! I just had to wait for the littlest one to get home so that we could dig in. (My eldest daughter doesn't like seafood - yeah, I think she was switched at birth or something... and the Hub... he's had MD Crabs the last time we had gone to Maryland. But the little one.. she wasn't even born the last time we were home!)
..and THAT was the best Mother's Day gift.
oh, the steamed crabs were yummy and such a wonderful surprise...
but the memories of watching my daughter enjoy her first crab, was priceless!
I hope each of you Moms out there have a beautiful Mother's Day - full of memories, laughter and LOVE!