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Mother's Day - are you dining out or cooking for your mom?

After seeing a few posts on various sites for recommendations for restaurants for Mother's Day, I wondered if it's the norm among us "foodies" (sorry, couldn't think of a better word) to dine out or to cook dinner for that very important woman in our lives. For the past few years, I've always cooked for her, for both Mother's Day and her birthday, as I think (as many of us here do) that making a meal for someone is far more meaningful than making a reservation and plunking down a credit card.

So, who's making a meal for mom and who's dining out? And, if you're cooking, what are you making?

I'll start. My mom loves Thai food so I'm making the following:

- Thai Ramos Gin Fizz (think regular Ramos Gin Fizz but with Kaffir lime and condensed milk in place of lime and cream, respectively)
- Mango and fried tofu salad
- Drunken noodles
- Khao soi noodles (her favorite!)
- Green curry with tofu, Thai eggplant, bamboo shoots
- Thai iced tea
- Thai chili-lime chocolate ice cream in hand-rolled cocoa-Thai basil-ginger cones

Now it's your turn.

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