Melt in Your Mouth Monday (Week 13)

I apologize for not making an appearance at your blogs last week.  I didn’t spend as much time at the computer as I wanted to.

I have a very special weekend coming up!  My son, Matthew, is graduating from college next Sunday!  We’ll travel about 3 1/2 to 4 hours to his University on Long Island, NY.  I can’t wait to see him accept his diploma!  We couldn’t be more proud of him.  Last year, Matthew traveled around the world with Semester at Sea (a travel abroad program on a ship). He saw the beauty and poverty of the world.  He told me that not one day goes by without him thinking about what he saw.   I’m so glad he went and I can’t wait to see what he does with the rest of his life.

In case you didn’t see this last year, this is a poster that Matthew made for us.


This is where the pictures were taken:

THANK – Brazil

YOU – Japan

MOM – Mauritius

AND – China

DAD – Hawaii

FOR – Viet Nam

GIVING – India

ME – South Africa

THE – Ghana

WORLD – Florida (USA)  We met Matthew in Florida when he got off the ship and the 4 of us spent some time at Universal Studios together.

Dave and I will always treasure this!


Congratulations Matthew!


Now onto Melt in Your Mouth Monday!


Here are the 3 most viewed recipes from last week’s Melt in Your Mouth Monday Blog Hop!



Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole from Marsha (my sweet blogging buddy) at

The Better Baker



Working Mom Meals from Beyer Beware



Can’t-Get-Enough-Vanilla Muffins from Talking Dollars and Cents


  1. 1
    Lisa says:

    Oh my goodness, how precious are those photos! They brought a tear to my eye. You should be proud that you’ve raised such a thoughtful son :)

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    Karen says:

    Congrats on a great achievement, for both of you! Thanks as always for hosting!

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    What an amazing experience for him, and how amazingly sweet of him to make you that poster! You’ve done a great job raising him, that’s for sure.

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    Lyuba says:

    Oh wow, what an amazing trip, i wish that was available to me when i went to college!!

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    Jill says:

    Thanks for sharing the photos — what an amazing experience for your son! I am on Long Island. wonder what U he went to? Anyway, I shared my grilled Tri Tip Roast and two articles about grass fed beef.

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    Kay Little says:

    This is an awesome post…can see how you are so proud of your son…he is a reflection of great parenting! Blessings, K

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    Krissa says:

    I’m linking up Risotto Primavera…takes a little time, but so good! Thanks for hosting! :)

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    Love that photo collage that your son made. What a great experience for him!! Congratulations! And job well done :)

    I’m sharing a very EASY chocolate mousse and how I met my hubby this week. We both met in the Navy, and it wasn’t always smooth sailing.

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    Creamy Chicken Curry Soup for me this week! So what kinds of great foods do you have planned as part of the celebration?!

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    Jessica says:

    What an amazing gift from your son, and wow what a cool adventure for him! Congrats on seeing him graduate!! We are linking our carribean pork kabobs, and if you click on it, you will see our kids’ mini fruit kabobs :-)
    Have a great weekend!

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    Marelie says:

    Congratulations to your son Matthew and likewise to you and to your husband.! I am sharing with you my Baked Chili con Carne.Have a great week

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    angie says:

    Congratulations!!! :)
    This week i have shared my recipe for banana pineapple soup. It sounds odd but is delighful! Have a great week Jane and thank you for hosting!

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    Ott, A says:

    That is such a great idea that you son had to take those pictures. What a keepsake!!!! Thanks for hosting this week, everything looks delish!

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    Miz Helen says:

    Congratulations to you and your husband, your son Matthew is a testament to the wonderful parents you have been! He will make a wonderful contribution to our world because of you. Thank you for hosting us today and have a wonderful week!

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    Aimee says:

    Looks like you raised a great son. Congrats!!

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    BrandyK says:

    What an amazing trip! Congratulations to you son on his graduation. :) I linked up some Peanut Butter Cup Cookies. Thanks for hosting!

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    What a great momento that I am sure you will always treasure.
    I linked a wilted spinach vegetarian , gluten free, dairy free, nut free, vegetable soup this week.
    I am also your newest follower. I would love it if you visited my blog and followed back.\
    Thanks for hosting.

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    I linked Cinnamon Roasted Almonds in a Cone and Bruschetta Chicken Pasta. Have fun seeing your son graduate!

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    Jane -

    I was hoping you still doing Melt in Your Mouth Mondays. I broke in my a new cookbook yesterday and couldn’t wait to share it here.

    I love the collage your son created for you. So special and thought through. Congratulations to him and much success in his future.

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    Oh Jane - how very exciting that we’re both honoring our sons on today’s posts! *-* Words can’t express how impressed I am with that endearing poster. Absolute incredible thoughtfulness involved in it. Nothing means more than a gift from the heart. You’ll be close in thought as you travel to have this amazing experience of seeing your precious son graduate college. Talk about great parenting! =) We are so blessed to be moms huh? Have a beautiful week and weekend too sweet friend!

    I’m honored & thrilled to be #1 from last week’s MIYMM - Yippee!!! I linked up my son’s cheesey garlic chicken recipe this week. Thanks so much for hosting.

    Sending big cyberhugs!

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    Mrs. H. says:

    I am new to this link up. I’m adding fresh strawberry pie.
    Mrs. H. :-)

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    How awesome is that photo collage! Thanks also for featuring my working mom meals!

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    What an amazing adventure your son had the opportunity to have. And what an amazing poster he made. Those memories will stay with him forever. How cool!

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    Martha (MM) says:

    Congrats and thanks for sharing the photos :-)
    All linked up for this week Thanks for hosting!

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    Congratulations to your son…and to you & your husband too! What an awesome achievement to have your son graduate from college!
    Thanks for another week of hosting! I’m linking up my Chicken and Cream Cheese Egg Rolls!

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