My mom came to visit for Levi’s birthday a few weeks ago, and we really packed in the activities. We went to the state fair, took Levi to the zoo, had his birthday party, went to the park, and basically never sat still the entire weekend.
I love this photo. That’s my mom, my dad, Levi, and myself, all in one room. How cool is that? (My mom lives in FL, so I only see her about once a year. My dad’s local, but we usually only see him once a month.)
Having so many activities going kept us busy and I knew I wouldn’t have much time to spend on meal prep or cooking. Plus, my kitchen is torn apart right now because I decided to tear out some of the cabinets. Luckily, I planned ahead and visited Let’s Dish the week before my mom arrived. I’m still patting myself on the back for that. I was able to make all of my meals ahead of time and have them ready to go in the freezer for my mom’s visit.
I forgot to grab a photo of my stocked freezer from this dishing session, but here’s how it looked the last time I went:
With a freezer full of meal options, I was set to handle my mom’s visit. She was super impressed when I put on my apron and presented a huge pan of homemade cannelloni for dinner.
The next night we had pretzel-crusted chicken fingers with honey-mustard dipping sauce and cheesy mashed potatoes.
My mom got a kick out of Levi waiting at the table, ready to dig in.
Not having to worry about planning dinner definitely made our visit more enjoyable and gave us more time to spend together (instead of in the kitchen). My mom was impressed by my mad cooking skillz and couldn’t stop raving about the cannelloni.
Anything that gives me more time for moments like this is well worth it in my book.
Next time my mom visits, I think I might take her to Let’s Dish with me so we can “dish” together while spending quality time.
I received a discount on my dishing session from Let’s Dish. All opinions are 100% my own.