My Mother was an incredible cook! There were so many dishes that she cooked that are still the standards by which I measure dishes today. Chicken and Rice…Pecan Pie…BBQ Chicken…Cherry Cheesecake…and the list goes on. One very simple dish she prepared, usually for Sunday lunch, was pear salad. And I loved them. So yesterday my wife encouraged me to prepare pear salad for our church lunch. And I did. All by myself! And they looked good and tasted good! Well, OK, it is a really simple dish to prepare. Not much to brag about. But, I did it. My Mother would have been proud. I still miss her terribly.