Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mother's Day Dinner & Chocolate Mousse Pie



I bought this gold flatware after Christmas on clearance several years ago for like $10. I got a service for 12 with serving spoons, carving knives, etc all in a nice heavy wood box. The kids LOVE them. They feel so fancy using gold forks and spoons. Alyssa set the table for us.

We had cube steak with mushroom sauce, mashed potatoes and rolls...

spinach salad...


and fabulous jello... Don't they look adorable in these sundae cups? I bought a set of 14 at a thrift store the other day for $2.

LOL Look what happens when they sit for too long! The strawberry squishes the whipped cream. But they look pretty when they're first served :)

The kids got a kick out of having a bottle and two glasses. Silly Caleb decided instead of using one of the cups for water, he wanted to drink his soda from three containers during dinner.

And then there was dessert! Yum!




Chocolate Mousse
2 pkt knox gelatin
2 T cold water
1/4 c. boiling water
1/2 c. sweetened cocoa
1/4 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. whipping cream
2 tsp vanilla

Mix the cold water and gelatin together. Let stand 1 minute. Add boiling water and stir until dissolved. If it doesn't dissolve microwave for a minute and stir again. My gelatin was really old, so I had to microwave it.   Put in the fridge to cool while you do the next part. Stir together sugar and cocoa; add whipping cream and vanilla and beat with an electric mixer until it's stiff like whipped cream. Add the gelatin and beat again until it's well mixed. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish with additional whipped cream if desired. Mmmmmmmm!!!!!

23 comments:

marty39 said...

Your dishes and silverware are just gorgeous. What a beautiful table. Such a great menu also. Thanks for the recipe, it sounds just wonderful. Looks like you had a wonderful mothers day. Hugs, Marty

Woman Interrupted said...

YUM! I love that you use all your fancy stuff on a regular basis. But how do you fit it all in such a small kitchen? Is there a secret organization method you could share with your readers?

Launi said...

Wow! Looking at all that fabulous food is making me sooo hungry. What a beautiful table. You are really talented at this. Good job!

Heather said...

looks like a wonderful spread! everything is yummy!

Together We Save said...

You sure did set a beautiful table.

colleen said...

You inspire me to do more on a regular basis......Now the question-how do you do it all?? Aren't you tired with having a hubby far away and the constant work/kids schedules?? You are an inspiration!!
Thanks for sharing,
Colleen

Small House said...

Your tablescape is very pretty. AND MAN....I want a bite of the dessert.

Sandra

Julie said...

Angie,
I love the table! It's beautiful!
The food looks to good. What a great mom and wife! Have a Beautiful Day!!!

Shannon said...

Mmmmm! I'm hungry now!

ivoryspring said...

What a lovely meal -- I would have loved to come over for leftovers! ;)

number17cherrytreelane said...

I love the salt and pepper shakers! Adorable!

Jenny said...

really gotta have you e-mail me how to get on freecycle. The dishes are beautiful. Your table always looks so inviting.

Michelle said...

Love the gold flatware and what a deal including the wooden storage box for $10!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

a beautiful table... and the food is making me hungry! Looks like you had everything needed for having a special day! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Fifi Flowers said...

That salad with strawberries looks GREAT!!!

Janie's World said...

MMM, everything looks great! Those dishes can make many appearances, I would never tire of them! Cute picture of the kids!

Mary said...

Wow, now I'm really hungry! LOL What a pretty table, and such cutie-pies to cheer you on Mother's Day. :)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Angie this is beautiful! I like the little cute ones in the picture too! All that food, and that dessert, yummy! Have a blessed day!
Debbie

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Great buy on the flatware. Those desserts look yummy!

Joyce said...

Looks like the adorable kids are waiting for you to serve the delicious dessert.
Joyce

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Beautiful table and Wonderful meal and cute cute kids!

Robin said...

Your tablescape is lovely.....
May you and yours have a beautiful weekend.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

OOh - you made jello look elegant! Love that! Such a pretty table.