I celebrated Mother’s Day for the first time May 9, 2010 because unbeknownst to me ( I was puking my brains out and I thought the baby was a kidney stone) I was pregnant. Last year we celebrated Mother’s Day with my mom, grandmother, cousin, Raul’s mom, and grandmother.
My daughter was able to spend time with both grandmothers Migdalia and Sylvette and great-grandmothers Generosa and Lydia (something that not many children get to do.) Unfortunately our daughter’s other great-grandmother America, passed away last year but she was able to see her via video chat. It isn’t the same thing but we couldn’t all afford to take a plane and visit her before she died.
My Favorite Dish that mom used to make for me
Amongst the many things that I love about my mother, is her cooking. When I was eating animal proteins (I stopped for health reasons), my favorite dish was her version of Southern Fried Chicken and home-made French fries. The chicken always came out crispy and she fried an endless amount of French fries. As she took the French fries out of the frying pan, I would eat and burn my tongue because I wanted to eat them hot.
Being that we are raising our daughter to be a vegetarian (if later on she wants to eat meat, I won’t hold that against her) the part of the dish that I make for my daughter is home made French Fries. She loves them and dips them in her bbq sauce, ketchup, and tzatiziki sauce.
So I asked a question on some of the platforms I use about the dish that people cook for themselves or their kids that their mom cooked for them.
Here are some of the responses I recieved from the Latino Rebels, my cousins, and Twitter.
Letty: Arroz con gandules. Even if we use the same ingredients my sister, my mom and myself each make a different tasting dish. All yummy of course.
Rodrigo: Lomo Saltado, SALCHIPAPAS , which they all love already.
Tony: For us, that’s easy: Paella… Because 1) it’s a bitch to get the rice just right in the first place and 2) you can find the proper ingredients here. We make other, typical dishes regularly like Tortilla de Patata, Cocido Madrileño, Lentejas Españolas with greater success but paella is a harder to make.
Josh: Poor mans tuna helper… wavy lays chips, mac and chesse, and some tuna…bangin
Hector: Arroz con pollo
Tarsha: Fried chicken and pancakes or salmon crokets and home made biscuits ummm.
OptOutReplay: A very Basic and easy rice and beans. NO refined white rice. I can use jasmin,basmati,brown rice and many others that are quality complex carbs. (This was on our Veglatino Twitter feed so I did modify the question to state a vegetarian or vegan dish modified.)
My Wish for Mother’s Day
I hope that you all get to spend time with your mothers, offer a special blessing for those mom’s who have passed, or spend time with women who have stepped in to guide you as your mom would have if she is gone or if you no longer have a relationship with mom.
Since I have a daughter, my only hope for her is that if she has a child in the future, that she can make one of my dishes for her too. I am not the best cook but I sure can make a mean carrot cake just ask my biggest critic my sister Milta.
Happy Mother’s Day to My mother Migdalia, my sisters Milta and Veronica, my friends, and cousins. I love and miss you all. Thanks for all of the motherly advice you have provided to me throughout my first year as part of your hood; motherhood.
Thanks to Daniela for helping me make the HandPrint Flower Card.