Happy Mother's Day, y'all!
UPDATE: For my mother's day, I am breaking out the monster Kitchen-Aid mixer that has been under cover since I took it out of the box last Mother's Day, to mix Southern Living's Decadent Fudge Cake for my mother-in-law.
I do not particularly like cake, especially chocolate, because of an incident with my mother many years ago.
My mother was an excellent country cook.
For one dinner many years ago, she whipped up one of her wonderful devil's food cakes with chocolate icing. I was about five at the time.
After dinner, I insisted on cutting my own piece of cake. It was a huge one for a little girl, and she made me eat every bite of it.
I was sick to my stomach for a good while, and have not cared much for chocolate or cake since. Oh, I can force down the occasional Godiva truffle, or take a cup of hot chocolate on a cold night, but mostly you can keep it. Except for Blue Bell Dutch Chocolate ice cream. I can put a dent in a half-gallon of that.
UPDATE: My mom. She always told me, "Your in-laws treat you well, and you should treat them right."