Menu: Elegant Mother’s Day Dinner

Motherhood can be a messy business, so this Mother's Day, give your mom (or yourself) a break: light some candles and sit down to a perfectly simple, sophisticated dinner of sparkling wine, chanterelles, and seared steak. Then get Dad to do the dishes.

||| |-—|-—| | | # Mint Julep The julep is the ultimate sultry-weather cooler.| | # Seared Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus These salty, savory bundles can also be charcoal grilled to add a great smoky flavor.| | | # Grilled Filet of Beef with Pepper Sauce A surprisingly simple dish of beef and roasted potatoes comes alive with just a drizzle of pepper-infused oil. | | | # Chanterelle Salad Sauteed garlic and mushrooms combine with smoked ham to top this simple but special salad.| | | # Trifle Belle Helene Layers of pear, ladyfingers, and chocolate create not only a beautiful dessert, but a delicious one.| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

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