Please chowhounds give me some ideas! We are celebrating my mom's birthday this weekend and I want to do something special. She knows that I'm food obsessed and is under the impression that I am a good cook. Fortunatly the majority of the meal is taken care of, a good steak and mashed potatoes is the birthday staple in our family. I really want to make her feel like we went above and beyond the call of duty though. Does anyone have an idea for an complementary and impressive side dish or appetizer that is executable by a willing but only moderatly able cook? Thank you for your help.