Mother’s Day dinner with a hint of home.

“Are we going out?”

“What do you want to eat?”

“What if it’s pack?”

“Can you make a reservation?”

“How about take outs?”

A few of many questions that my parents and I threw at each other in order to determine our plans for the night. But after multiple failed attempts to make a plan, my mom funnily said, (although I knew she was serious), “Let’s get McDonald’s, I want some chicken nuggets”. After this remark, that was when my dad finally decided to just stay home and cook.

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Baked Tilapia fillets  &  Chicken with Shiitake Mushrooms and Beans.

My parents and I were a team in the kitchen. It was already late and if we really wanted to pull this off we had to move fast. I fired up the oven. Dad took out the ingredients from the refrigerator and quickly prepared them.

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My mom’s favorite flowers, from my dad to mom – white roses.

While waiting for the food to finish my mom and I decided to set up the table. She wanted to have a “Dinner with Candles”.

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The end result. We only had one candle but my mom was happy about it.

But of course, before we ate, like any other Filipino families, picture picture.

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My dad is probably wondering why we’re doing this, LOL. ( I love you Dad!)

My mom, like always, never fails to get the right angle.

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Here she was again. My dad, probably tired at this point.

It really makes me happy to see my parents together.

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Finally, it was time to eat.

Our dinner was perfect, it actually defined my mother. Like our dinner, my mom was and always is a simple woman. She is easily amused and easy to please. However, she is fragile. My dad and I may tip toe around her sometimes but it’s because we love her too much.

A happy wife is indeed a happy life. But a happy mother will less likely to bother. LOL!

I love you mom. Happy Mother’s Day. May we get to celebrate you everyday, we will sure try.

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