Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Spaghetti Bolognese

We are ethnic Chinese, but my kids grow up in the western world and they love Spaghetti Bolognese. As a dotting mum, I cook what they like to eat and then cook something Chinese for the water engineer.

I have been cooking Spaghetti Bolognese for a long time and in large batches. I have cooked to raise money for the Deaf Children in Kenya. My recipe is not authentic and do not have lots of herbs and spices.

Today, as I cook this batch of Bolognese sauce and vege spirals, I feel quite emotional. I am cooking them for a family who is faced with the sad prospects of losing a mum to cancer.

Fellow blogger Autumn Belle @ KDP comments that this year, she has become a "straw",
This is from the second verse of a Chinese Children's song;
Mommy's the only dearest in the world
without a mom you are like a piece of grass/straw
away from mom's heart,
where will you find happiness?

You can hear the song on my other blog.

Happy Mums' Day.


Willow said...

Hi Ann,
Thanks for leaving a comment at willow's garden! My husband teaches in the CA State system, at our local uni.

Terry said...

i am a spaghetti lover. i could eat it for lunch and supper and then for breakfast ...fried!

ann, these words for a mom are so great!
today bernie and i saw a church sign that said,
"a mother's heart is a child's school room" or something to that extent. i think i will take a picture of it and put it on my sunday mother days post.
you have a kind heart, cooking for that dear lady. i will never forget the kindness of a neighbour when we were living in my beloved manitoba. my mom was sick and at that time we were a family of eight children. there was no food in the house and then we heard a gentle knock at the door and in came the neighbour lady with a huge pot of spaghetti in her hands and it had real meatballs.
i have never forgotten that lady and her kindness and this dear lady and her family will never forget yours terry