I Am a Terrible Mother But I Did Cook #SundaySupper

by Isabel Laessig (Isabel Foodie) · 8 comments

in Blog, Seafood Recipes, Sunday Supper, Weekday Supper

I am a terrible Mother. I actually encouraged my daughter, a freshman in College, to cut class.  Yes, you heard it right.

It wasn’t just that I couldn’t wait to see her. Her two little Brothers were heading to the Super Bowl with their Football Teams this weekend.  I couldn’t imagine her missing this Special Day in their lives.  How often will her Brothers make it all the way to Super Bowl. This was truly a Special Occasion in our lives and I just couldn’t imagine that Alexandra wouldn’t be here to enjoy it with us.  So I said, “skip the classes,” this is a lesson that can’t be learned in the classroom.

It was the best decision I could have made.  What a weekend!  Truly a weekend we will remember for the rest of our lives!

It’s hard to believe but both teams Won!  I am so glad that our entire family, including my Mom and Dad, were there for this memorable day.  You just can’t put a price on this type of emotion.

Our Sunday Supper was so special this week.  Not because it was the most amazing meal we have ever had, but because of the memories that were made Around the Family Table.   Both boys played so well in their games.  We talked touchdowns, blocks and extra points to be proud of.

The most memorable moment for me was when one of Reis’s team mates who hadn’t started all season made a huge tackle.  Reis jumped up and down and shouted “I knew you could do it! I’m so proud of you.”  This day was about so much more than a Win!

Sunday Supper Around the Family Table was very simple this week but it was absolutely delicious. I love to shop for whatever is fresh and the Tuna Steaks were on sale and were such a deep red, they almost looked purple.   I know, you are thinking, everyone else is featuring Recipes revolving around Thanksgiving this time of year…why is she grilling Tuna Steaks….Because to me it is about  simple, fresh and delicious Meals made with love.

I had made Homemade Macaroni and Cheese (recipe to follow in next post) to take to the team party the night before and they loved it so much that my kids requested it again the next night.  A simple Green Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette completed our easy meal.

I realized this weekend that listening to our heart is more important than doing the “norm.”  Whether letting your child skip school for a special occasion or grilling Tuna in November, listen to your Heart.


6 Tuna Steaks (the freshest you can get)

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

1 small lemon

Sea Salt & Pepper to Taste



Brush the Tuna Steak with Olive Oil, Worcestershire Sauce and Salt and Pepper.  Let marinate for approximately 15 minutes.

Heat grill to high and add Tuna Steak.  Grill for approximately 2 minutes on each side. Middle will remain bright pink. 

Kids Ratings: Alexandra 10, Ronnie 9.5, Reis 10, Riley 10 


{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Marla November 21, 2011 at 3:07 am

Doubt very much that you are a terrible mother. :-)

Can’t WAIT to read your home-made mac and cheese recipe.


Family Foodie November 21, 2011 at 3:18 am

Thank you Marla! That makes me feel much better!


Miss Donna November 21, 2011 at 4:44 am

i guess allowing my kids to “call in sick” to school one day out of the semester qualifies me as Terrible Mother, Jr.
tuna steaks is one of the few things i’ve never tried to cook…will definitely add it to my list. thank you for sharing!


Family Foodie November 21, 2011 at 10:11 am

Sometimes, it’s good to be bad.
Let me know how you like the Tuna Steaks.


Renee Dobbs - Magnolia Days November 21, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Yum! Tuna steaks on the grill. What a great meal for a wonderful family weekend!


Nicole @ Daily Dish Recipes November 22, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Oh my goodness, first the story was amazing and beautiful and wonderful and it made me feel all warm and toasty in side. I’m so happy for your family and I’m glad your daughter was able to be there ;)
Second, those tuna steaks LOOK AMAZING! Omg! Those are some beautiful pieces!! I have not tried to cook tuna steaks at home, but you’ve inspired me to try it. My kids actually enjoy Tuna so maybe just maybe this will be on our menu really soon!
xoxo – you are NOT a bad mom! I take my kids out for various things throughout the year all the time. There are some lessons in life that are better learned outside the classroom. The value of family is one of them. :)


Family Foodie November 22, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Thank you. You are so sweet. I love your blog and I am honored that I would inspire you to try a new recipe!


Andrea Fuentes April 25, 2012 at 6:42 am

When I saw the headline on Twitter, I clicked the article, thinking ‘I’m surprised she is a terrible mother!” Not! The tuna steaks look delicious.


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