Ask and Ye Shall Receive
I know I was lamenting on what to fix someone for their last anniversary, so I figured I'd just flat out ask them what they wanted. The way we Moms have worked it is there are a couple of Moms who are points for the rest of us... they're the ones that make the calls. The last thing that family needs is all of us calling, so my friend Michelle coordinates and we work through her. So I gave Michelle a list of my questions and she called.
Ziti is out. EVERYONE is making them ziti. Italian is easy to make and it freezes well. J.'s request was something along the lines of a Pot Roast, so that's what I'm making. It's not exactly what I was thinking, but it is not about me, it is about them. (I had volunteered to come to their home and cook an elaborate gourmet meal.) However, I make a good Pot Roast, so that is what they shall receive.
I am going to call her tomorrow, however. I don't have dessert figured out and although she says she does not eat dessert anymore, I want to know what her husband's favorite is and that is what I'll make. (She keeps saying I should make brownies as that's what the boys like. I'd just as soon make a nice dessert AND brownies.)
I'm going to the store tomorrow and getting them Anniversary balloons and I'll have the dinner complete with candles, candlesticks and matches, and I'm picking up a bouquet of flowers with vase.
So that's the plan. Pot Roast.