Spring Has Sprung Series: Mother’s Day


Mother’s Day was established by Anna Marie Jarvis, following the death of her mother Ann Jarvis, to honor mothers and motherhood.  Congress officially designated the second Sunday of May as a holiday in 1914.  Today, the occasion is celebrated in more than 150 countries. 

Celebrate your mother this year with personal touches such as a simple but colorful flower arrangement, a homemade brunch, a beautiful luncheon, or dinner on the patio.  I know my  mother was touched when my husband and I hosted her and my father for dinner and took the time to have a tablescape with fresh flower arrangements.  If you have children make sure they participate in making the special meal and decorating the table with homemade cards.

Chicken Salad: Serves 6







  • 7 cups shredded cooked chicken breast (2 rotisserie chicken breast to save time)
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 1/2 cups of light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh or dried dill
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon  lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 6 large lettuce leaves, washed and dried
  • 6 1/2 inch thick slices of tomato
  • 1 cup peeled, halved, and sliced cucumber

In a large bowl, combine chicken and celery.  In a medium bowl combine mayonnaise, dill, Worcestershire sauce, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and sugar. Pour over chicken mixture, stirring well to coat.  Place a lettuce leaf on plates and top each with a slice of tomato.  Spoon chicken salad onto tomato and surround it with cumber slices.  Garnish with dill and fresh pepper.  Serve with slices of rosemary focaccia bread.

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