Hope everyone had an enjoyable Mother’s Day! I’ve decided to cook this year to make it more special for everyone. 

Made a few new dishes that I will post later. Didn’t bake any sweets since my crew asked not to. Everyone is watching their figures, LOL, even my teenage boy watches his calorie intake.

Mother's Day 2019 dinner

I always prepare a lot of food even though we have a small family since I pack food for Alla (mother-in-law) to take home.

She doesn’t cook much for herself since she takes care of her husband that has been through so much and can’t eat most of the things. So it’s a big treat for her to have Yummy leftovers

Mediterranean Couscous Stuffed Eggplant with Tahini sauce

Couscous Stuffed Baby Eggplants

When I need to cook for the holidays or special occasions, Costco saves me so much time, they have such a great selection of prepared foods in the freezer section.

My modest menu this year


Spanakopita (Costco)

Marinated peppers

Marinated peppers

Mᴀʀɪɴᴀᴛᴇᴅ Pᴇᴘᴘᴇʀs

Baked colorful salad peppers, olive oil, white wine vinegar, red onion, garlic, dill, salt/pepper


Homemade Salmon Ceviche recipe here

Salmon Ceviche

Roasted potatoes

Salad Olivier and Chicken Liver pate – deliciously prepared by Mother-in-law

Chicken liver pate and Salad Olivier

How to make Salad Olivier

2 pounds potatoes, boiled, peeled, and finely diced
2 eggs, hard-boiled, finely diced
1 onion, finely diced
3/4 cup mayonnaise
3 small dill pickles, finely diced
1 cup canned peas
Salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients and enjoy!

Main dishes

Greek marinated and pan-seared lamb chops with mushrooms and tomatoes

Greek marinated and pan seared lamb chops with mushrooms and tomatoes


Greek marinated and pan seared lamb chops with mushrooms and tomatoes

Mediterranean couscous stuffed baby eggplants with creamy tahini sauce

Mediterranean couscous stuffed baby eggplants with creamy tahini sauce

These are just SPECTACULAR!

I bought beautiful baby eggplants and Costco and was looking for just the right recipes. I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for so I’ve created my own! Recipe coming up.

Breaded Shrimp (Costco) with Edamame

Breaded Shrimp (Costco)

These are such a great value at Costco. I think $7.50 per pound, comes in a 2-pound package. Already cooked, just warm up. Great when you have people over. 

Breaded Shrimp

Teriyaki chicken fried rice (fried rice from Costco, I’ve made the Teriyaki Chicken go with it)

Teriyaki chicken fried rice

For my small crew was plenty of food!

flower arrangement

Made flower arrangements for the Mother’s Day table!

Bought flowers at Costco and decided to make my own arrangement.

I just love Fresh flowers on the table!

With my Mother-in-law and Son

The dress I’m wearing had a string top, long and wide, loved the color, made few alterations and changed the neckline – Ta-Da!

Sewing is my down, relaxing time!

With my Mother-in-law and Son

Love being a Mom! Thankful to God for this gift! He gave us a Wonderful, Very Intelligent, Sweet and Kind boy to raise!

I hope you will find this post useful! I tried to be as detailed with every recipe as possible which takes a lot of time and effort. If you use and like any of the recipes, please let me know!


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