Plated + Served: The One Day Mama’s Not So High Strung


Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. Mama hopes you thank the Party Gods for your mama every day. Mama certainly does… because if it wasn’t for your mama, you wouldn’t be reading this right now.

I’m just saying.

Remember when you were little and you used to make something in school for mom for Mother’s Day? My mama, Aba, had 9 children. I’ll let that soak in for a minute. Anyway, last time I was in Texas we were cleaning out some boxes and I found a tempera-painted paper-mache corsage I made for her when I was eight. Aba kept everything, and I do mean everything. That’s a lot of tchotchkes.

Back then, I had no idea why she saved all that stuff.

I’ll admit…I have kept a few things from my own kids. Like that tiny clay pinch pot Carlos made in kindergarten… and that turquoise bowl Alix made in fifth grade. I’ve got a ton of art work from Drew and Matt, and a little wooden box from Sistie that says “I love you” all over it.

I think I understand now.

Well, if you are lucky and your mom lives nearby, whip up these easy scones and share them with her on mother’s day. This recipe is like a true English scone… so it is not as sweet and cakey as American scones. But I promise you, this will be one gift that will disappear!

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I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: