Kiss My Mama!

Wow! Sounds like you guys really liked the plateolove pancakes yesterday! I assure you they were absolutely delicious! I may or may not have had dreams about them last night! But don’t take my word for it, go make them already!

So, as I told you guys yesterday, I spent Saturday with my family celebrating Mother’s Day. All my mom wanted this year was to spend time together as a family. I’ve mentioned before that it’s quite difficult to align our schedules so we’re ALL in the same place at the same time, but on Saturday, we made it happen AND we had a great time!

As beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside! 🙂

It didn’t take me long to come up with the perfect gift for my mom. Weatherman predicted sunny and seventy and I predicted satisfied taste buds and full tummies! Luckily, we were both right!

My shopping cart buggy full of “plans” 🙂

If there is one thing I know about my family, it is this: they will never turn down my baked potato salad. I got the original recipe years ago from a neighbor and have “tweaked” and “twucked” (oh yeah, new word alert!) until I made it my own. This time, I struck gold!

Baked Potato Salad: (makes one 8×8 casserole dish)

  • 2 pounds red potatoes
  • 1 cup plain yogurt (I used nonfat Greek, but you can also use regular yogurt)
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
  • S&P to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I used sharp cheddar)*
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 green onions, diced (green and white parts)

1. Wash and dry unpeeled potatoes and cut into 1 inch pieces.
2. Combine potatoes in a large pot of water and boil until fork tender (about 10-12                 minutes).
3. Pre-heat oven to 350 °F.
4. Drain potatoes, transfer to a mixing bowl and stir in yogurt, mayonnaise, salt and               pepper. As you’re stirring, feel free to “rough up” the taters a bit so you get a mix of           mashed and chunky.
5. Stir in bacon, cheese, and green onions, reserving a little of each to sprinkle on top.
6. Once combined, transfer to a casserole dish and top with your reserved bacon, cheese,       and green onions.
7. Place dish in 350 °F oven until the cheese gets nice and melty.

Vegetarian note: This recipe would be great with soy yogurt, Nayonaise, Daiya, and some tempeh Fakin’ Bacon!

*I also stirred in about 1 1/2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast, but shh, that’s our little secret…oh HI, MOM! 😉

Pre-oven lovin’

I whipped this up and took it with me to my parent’s to pop in their oven once the rest of dinner was ready. Oh, and wanna see what was for dinner?

Lean ground beef burgers with green leaf lettuce, tomato, avocado, and bread ‘n butter pickles (the best pickles ever created), fresh corn on the cob, and steamed asparagus…all of my mom’s favorites!

As dinner was being prepared, we all nibbled our way through this ginormous bowl of goodness:

Oh yeah, killer fruit salad baby! Chopped fresh by moi!
No overpriced pre-made grocery store fruit salads here!

♥ Pineapple, cantaloupe, honey-dew, grapes, and steebies ♥

Seriously, I wish you guys could’ve seen my mom’s face when I pulled all these goodies out of my car, especially with the asparagus (since we’re the only ones that like it)!

For dessert, there was also chocolate cake, but I opted to dive head first into enjoy more of the fruit salad!

And just when I thought I had bagged the Daughter of the Year Award after Saturday’s dinner, my sister just had to 1-up me with breakfast!

That’s it! You’re on Tori…mom’s birthday is only a few short months away!


What dish do you make that your family can never pass up?

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27 Responses to Kiss My Mama!

  1. lindsay says:

    haha, your sister and you tied for daughter of the year. Both very impressive!

  2. So adorable, looks like you guys are both pretty awesome daughters! I’m loving the look of that shopping cart too!

  3. LauraJayne says:

    I do love that plate, but chocolate is always the best treat! I think you tied! Enjoyed your guest post!

  4. your mama is one lucky lady! 🙂 she’s lovely too!!!

    those pancakes are SO SO cute. And that potato salad looks divine!!!! PS I totally love the word twucked and it will definitely enter my everyday vocabulary 😉


  5. Now that is one perfect mother’s day meal! Matter of fact, that is a perfect any day meal! And I’ve gotta hand it to your sister, those pancakes are terribly cute too! 😉

  6. Your mom is so cute! I love the pancakes that spell ‘Mom’- very creative 🙂 My family can never turn down cookies. I made a pretty bitchin’ batch on Saturday and they devoured them!

  7. Tori! says:

    BRING IT!!!!!

  8. you are the best daughters EVER! I’m so impressed. I’m still wondering how your sister managed to make an “m” out of pancake batter!? happy mother’s day to your beautiful mom 🙂

    • I know, right? I had to ask her! She said all she did was put the pancake batter in a ziploc bag and snipped off the corner (like you would if you were piping icing). I guess she just made sure the skillet was hot enough that the batter didn’t spread once it hit the pan. I was definitely impressed with her skills!

  9. That meal looks insanely good! It’s hard to say with the boys. I would say pork roast. Anything pork really and they love me!

  10. KT says:

    Mmm all of that food looks delicious, especially that fruit salad! We had burgers on Sunday night too– turkey burgers with avocado and whole cranberry sauce and a napa cabbage oil and vinegar slaw 🙂

    I love to make risotto and my family loves to eat it–a win-win if you ask me!

  11. BrittFit says:

    awww so sweet! delicious looking food and great pics AS USUAL 😉

  12. Jenny says:

    Why have I never thought to make a baked tatter salad? Mmm that chocolate cake looks like major win 😀

  13. janetha says:

    I love giant bowls of fruit! We had one on Sunday for Mother’s Day.. mmm.. That baked potato salad is so smart! I bet it was tasty. Love the photo of your pretty momma!

  14. I couldn’t agree with you more on feeding someone to show them you love them. My momma taught me that! 😉

  15. beatriceqq says:

    i love that fruit salad

  16. Mom says:

    I just want to say that I loved BOTH of my mother’s day meals equally!!! I am just sooooo happy to have 2 daughters who know me so well and instead of buying me something to clutter the house (which is already cluttered too much) they COOK for me!! THAT is the BEST GIFT in the world. Thank you, Heather and Tori, for loving me so much!

  17. Catherine Tyson DaCosta says:

    SO glad you have your recipes organized. Momma was just texting me (I think she’s already in Toone) and asking for the Baked Potato Salad recipe. Thankfully I could just look it up and find it! Miss you girl!!

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