Sunday, May 10, 2015

Three videos for Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!  To celebrate the day, I'm sharing three videos from the silly to the serious.  First, in what's becoming a holiday tradition on this blog, here's a recipe from The Tipsy Bartender: Drunken Mother's Day Bouquet.

The perfect gift for the woman who brought you into this world... DRUNKEN MOTHER'S DAY BOUQUET! The Bouquet is also a great gift idea for birthdays, anniversaries, girls night in and more! Watch our Russian assemble this creative idea!
Follow over the jump for the text of the recipe, plus videos from DNews and Vox about the science and experience of motherhood.

First, the instructions for the edible bouquet.
1 Pineapple, Whole
1 Cantaloupe, Whole
1 Honeydew, Whole
1 Watermelon, Whole
1 Bunch Green or Red Grapes
1 Container Fresh Strawberries
Daisy and Tulip Cookie Cutters
Small Melon Baller
Casserole Dishes
Pineapple Rum
Mango Rum
Watermelon Vodka
Grape Vodka
Strawberry Vodka
Coconut Rum
Dry Green Foam Block(easily found in arts and craft stores)

-Fill vase with dry green foam - this will keep all the fruit in place.
-Cut pineapple into slices. Push daisy cookie cutter through the center of each slice. Soak slices in pineapple rum, let it sit for at least 15 minutes.
-Cut cantaloupe in half and remove seeds. Take the melon baller and scoop out several ball shaped pieces. Let these soak in mango rum for at least 15 minutes.
-Slice watermelon and push tulip cookie cutter through each slice. Let sit in watermelon vodka for at least 15 minutes.
-Take remainder of cantaloupe and cut the honeydew to create long slices, then soak in coconut rum for at least 15 minutes.
-Soak grapes in grape vodka, strawberries in strawberry vodka for at least 15 minutes.

Run skewers through fruit, then start pushing the skewers in the center of the green foam and work your way out. Try not to leave any open spaces.
Next, something more serious, but still fitting with the themes of this blog, Discovery News asking Do Moms Really Know Why Their Baby’s Crying?

When babies scream and cry, how do their mothers know what they want or need?
Finally, Vox lets the mothers of its journalists describe the experience of motherhood in What is motherhood? Our moms explain.

The answers were powerful, silly, touching, and profound. Thanks, moms.
Yes, they were.  Excuse me, I'm going to call my mom.

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