I had a wonderful Mother's Day. Ms. Flippers made a custom flower arrangement (she is a prize-winning floral arranger). Stubble (a talented sketch artist) did a floral interp. The Bearded One made my favorite dinner: Garlic Mashed, Asparagus, and Silence of the Leg of Lamb (Alton Brown).
This lamb roast involves a boned leg of lamb (we learned the hard way to just let the butcher do it - it cost almost $200 in various knives and LOTS of practice lamb legs to reach this conclusion). It is painted with a mixture of dijon mustard, brown sugar, garlic and fresh mint. Then it is rolled and tied and cooked slowly over charcoal. A truly yummy feast - but if you follow Alton's recipe, you might want to cut down on the rosemary...we don't use any at all (anymore).
This year, the mint could come right from the herb garden outside the back door.
The Bearded One: "But is doesn't smell very minty." ( holding a sample of what he had picked under my nose)
Me: "That would be because it is Catnip."