I read a post on Jylnc's blog A Cup of Joe with a View about Mother's Day that really rings true. She said:
"Everyone has a mother, but I know not everyone has a wonderful relationship with their mother. In those cases, celebrate that your mother gave you life. And then, some of us have lost our mother and we can only remember her with love. And finally, there are those who are lucky to have a great relationship with their Mom and she is still living. Make sure you tell her how much you appreciate her being there!"Click here to read her entire post. Most of us at some point in time have had a not so wonderful relationship with our mom, myself included. BUT we got over our past hurdles and hopefully there are no future ones. I love my mom and like Jylnc states, some day we will lose our mother and we should let her know how much we love her. I say even if you are in turmoil with your mother on this day, you should still let her know you love her. Some people think it is not ok to say I love you if you are in the middle of a disagreement. That is a really sad perception. I hope if you have discontent in your life today, you still tell your mom that you love and apprecitate her. I guarantee (being a mom myself) that your mom loves you with her whole heart and soul.
This afternoon, in between playing scrabble with 3 different buddies on facebook (Thanks Jam, Susie and Tracy) I decided to bake some cookies from Cooking Light. Grumpy and I both need to start being much more careful with our calorie consumption and instead of sending store bought goodies (YES, I do buy them!) I decided it would be healthier to send him cookies made on the lighter side.
from Cooking Light
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (about 6 3/4 ounces)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400°.
Combine 3/4 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, and butter in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and egg.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt, stirring well with a whisk. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; beat just until combined. Shape dough into 30 balls.
Combine 1/3 cup granulated sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon in a small shallow dish. Roll balls in sugar mixture, and place 2 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 8 minutes or until tops crack. Cool on pans 1 minute. Remove from pans; cool on a wire rack.