So, every year My husband and I throw a mothers day party. My mom is a domestic goddess and I have a lot to live up to....I try to cook the best food, play her favorite music, and cover most of my tattoos. She appreciates all above mentioned attempts. Matt and I constructed a terrific down home menu for her this year. Goat Cheese and Olive crostini's, Fried chicken chili empanadas, Herb potato salad, three bean salad in butter lettuce cups, and a chili marinated tri-tip. Matt and I make everything by hand. Yes, we fight during the preparation. It is labor intensive and somewhat overwhelming....but, we love it! Check out the photos!