It seems that most mother’s day gifts I’ve given are things that only a mother could love.
Only a mother could love the paint-spattered excuses for “artwork” I proudly handed to her in the first grade.
Only a mother could love being ordered to return to bed for “breakfast in bed” consisting of lightly-burned toast, yogurt, & cereal.
Only a mother could love mug after painted mug of uncreative, polka-dotted ceramics.
Only a mother could love the “gift” of my high school’s dangerously delicious Cappuccino muffins, conveniently charged to her credit card account.
But anyone could love my at-home replication of those muffins. I searched far and wide, and it took a variety of different recipes, but when I finally stumbled upon this gem in Vegan Brunch by Isa Moskovitz, I knew I’d found my winner.
Perhaps not the greatest sacrifice on my part, but it did take some work… And a few less-than-perfect muffins. ;)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (or more canola oil for a better “crust”)
While I’m not actually at home to make my mom a special breakfast, I’m hoping that sharing her favorite recipe and sending some cyber-carbs will help fill the void until I’m home in a month (!). I wish I could do more, as this seems like even more of a cop-out than usual.
Only my mother could put up with my incessant chatter, constant whining, the perpetually dirty kitchen & ever-dwindling supply of flour and sugar. Only my mother would make me breakfast in bed almost every day, & make my bed when I “forget” to. Only my mother thinks I’m the coolest thing since sliced bread so I should write a book/open a cookie shop (ah, delusions). Only my mother magically receives telepathic messages when I’m not feeling okay, and knows how to put a smile back on my face.
And most of all, only my mother loves me, hugs me, & listens to me when I need it most.
Love you, mom!