My mom might have come of age in the "Age of Aquarius," but she was far from a hippie. Foregoing the flying fringe of suede vests and rainbow swirls of tie-dye apparel, she instead favored looks decidedly-preppy in nature, fitting of her station as the daughter of a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army.
|Mr. Tiny's Mom - circa '68|
As the day draws nigh that we Americans join in the celebration of all that is motherhood, I knew I had to create something that would please my mother as much as last year's "Mama's Macaroni Magic" necklace. Since the macaroni necklace proved entirely inedible, I began brainstorming for a comestible creation that would elicit some carefree memories for Mom (i.e. her pre-motherhood days of the 1960s) - even if she didn't wear tie dye.
My brother currently works out of state; home for a short time on holiday, he was going to miss the traditional holiday festivities so he and my sister-in-law decided to come over and pre-game Mother's Day before his return to work. Bringing over a delicious Armenian feast, they left me in charge of the dessert. Although desserts are not my forte, I continue to feature them as Kitsch-en Kounter experiments in the hopes that my skills will someday improve - which proves increasingly doubtful with each new entry.
Of all the skills that I have never mastered in the kitsch-en, piping is at the
very top of my list of failures. My only redemption is that the whipped
cream tasted far better than it looked!
Do you have a special recipe that you make for your mom on the big day? Is there a special dessert that she makes for you? Be prepared when Mother's Day comes. Give Mom more than pie in the sky, give her pie that is real tie dye!
"Strawberry Fields Forever" - The Beatles (1967)
I don't know how thematically-appropriate this song is but it's
kind of psychedelic and there were "strawberry fields" in the pie...
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!