My birthday is a week before Christmas and my mom's is the day after. She has always gone out of her way to make it so I don't feel "cheated" by the holiday. This year she's decided she wants to celebrate her own special day in January so she doesn't have to cram so many fun events into one week.
Tomorrow I am cooking a BIG meal in her honor:
Chicken 'n' Dumplings
Cheesecake (from scratch) with fresh strawberries
The chicken 'n' dumplings is an intense endeavor that typically takes upwards of 6 hours. I will need to get a good night's rest in order to pull this off. Wish me luck!