Posted by: workforcookies | May 11, 2009

Happy (belated) Mother’s Day to Me!

0764524836I got some really great cards on Mother’s day, but I also did a lot of laundry…so I’ve decided to buy myself a Mother’s Day gift. You know, to make me feel better about the laundry! 🙂

If you’ve been keeping up with The Cookie Sheet, you’ve probably noticed that I cook one vegetarian meal a week for my family. It’s something I mentioned in a recent post called Keeping Up with the Obamas, where I talked about Meatless Monday, an advocacy group that is challenging Americans to go meatless every … drum roll, please … Monday. As it turns out, the nice folks over at MM saw my blog and have asked me to step up to the challenge—or rather blog about how I’m already doing just that (they also called me a “grassroots gardening mom”—thanks, MM! :)). That means my family’s meatless meals will actually be on Mondays from here on out, and that I’m feeling a little more pressure to have vegetarian meals that go beyond the usual three-bean chili. So, I’ve decided my Mother’s Day gift to myself will be Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything Vegetarian cookbook. (Also, I’ve been dying to get it ever since I fell in love with his classic How to Cook Everything and I’m happy to now have a somewhat official excuse to buy it for myself!)

P.S. If you want to step up to the Meatless Monday challenge, check out their website. They’ll tell you all about how going meatless can help the planet, your health and your pocket book. They also have loads of vegetarian recipes—yum!

P.P.S. My parents sent me a card this year that was so touching it brought me to tears. They also enclosed a check with explicit instructions from my Mom to buy something only for MYSELF—it takes a mom to get the TRUE meaning of Mother’s Day, doesn’t it? I am NOT spending the check from my Mom on the Bittman book. Don’t get me wrong, I consider this book to be an awesome gift, but it’s as much for my family (who I’m cooking these meals for) as it is for me. Any suggestions on what I should get myself from my parents?



  1. A dress that is both chic and comfortable and makes you look gorgeous.

  2. Thanks so much for keeping up the Meatless Monday posts. The team over here at Meatless Monday would like to offer you a Meatless Monday recipe booklet as well as a Meatless Monday mug as a Mother’s Day gift to yourself. If you’re interested wish to email me your mailing address, I can get the mug and recipe book in the mail for you today.

    Happy cooking and blogging!

    -Joey Lee
    Executive Assistant
    Meatless Monday

  3. I second the dress idea!

  4. I think you should get a mani/pedi or a facial. Not only will you have a pretty toes/nails, but you will have some ALONE TIME!

    Miss you!

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