I know Mother’s Day is traditionally celebrated with a brunch, but we did a dinner celebration instead. My mom is far away in the Bay Area, so instead we drove to Future Husband’s (FH) parents’ place to celebrate Mother’s Day with his mom.

FH and his brother had suggested Mimi’s Cafe for dinner because they both claimed it was their mom’s favorite place. Once we arrived, future MIL did not want to go there. They were so confused. It turns out she doesn’t like Mimi’s at all…

We sat around for a while while she decided on a place. I had time to check out her flower garden and play with the adorable dog. Finally off we went to Red Lobster.

I haven’t been to Red Lobster in a really long time so I was actually looking forward to it. They are currently offering several grilled lobster tail platters and shrimp specials. While we waited for a table, we watched the employee take out a lobster for a little boy who really wanted to touch one. Once it was out of the tank, the boy was too afraid to touch it. After it went back in, the boy waved bye to it and said “Goodbye Crab!”

The National Food Blogger Bake Sale is this Saturday. I previously told you I would be baking for the sale, the proceeds of which will go to Share Our Strength, an organization working to end childhood hunger across America.

One of the items I baked for the sale are these chocolate mochi roses. The mochi has a nice chewy texture and a light chocolate flavor. I love how they come out in this rose muffin pan from the Nordicware collection.

Recently, a representative from Alexia Foods contacted me to see if I was interested in trying some samples and doing a review of their products. I readily agreed. Alexia features a variety of frozen food products that can pair well with a main entree.

A few weeks later, I came to find a huge box on my doorstep. Inside were six full sized bags of frozen food products. My little brother’s eyes grew bigger and bigger as I pulled out each bag from the box.  Since most of the frozen products were fries, I declared we would have a Fries Fest to taste all the samples.