Some surprises are not nice. My current was beautiful!
My mom visited me after some months, just sat in the car with her best friends and drove those 12+ hours to me. Packed with home made cookies, jam, ajvar, home made ham…between two jobs I have only this week free and she decided to use it to prepare mountains of plum dumplings and other home made meals for a freezer, to clean already clean home and to sew something cool with her sewing machine. I love both of them to peaces and have my own dinner surprise for them, nice place not far away from here where we will all be served and pampered.
The cats are happy, I am happy and our kitchen smells divine! They came very same moment as I finished my dinner, perfect to me but not a proper meal for a croatian woman born 50-60 years ago. Avocado, carrots, olives, goat cheese, paprika, shallots and king prawns dipped in home made pesto with a base for a salad made of crispy fried spicy polenta cubes.
I love salads like this. I would probably also add on the top of everything some prsut since I LOVE LOVE good prsut and eat it almost every day. Yes it costs a fortune, but I save somewhere else. As long as I can I will spend a lot for a great food. But vegetarian by my side would not be happy with it, so this time prsut-free meal.
Anyhow mom’s food here I come!