I was fishing around for some photos for a post recently and I came across a few gems that I had somehow skipped over.
My favorite of the bunch was a group of pictures that I had taken when my parents were in town back in February. I was lucky enough to get off from work most of the week they were here and we spent some good quality time together. This is a rarity, as when we are together it is usually non-stop planning and visiting and eating and everything else…
Not this time. We actually got to relax and take our time and sleep in and just sit around and cook a casual dinner together. You might even remember, we cooked some pizzas and tasted some wine.
And although I found enough photos from the day to put together a post, doesn’t this picture just speak volumes?
My mom stayed at home with us three kids for most of our childhoods, and made us a home cooked meal most every single night. She is a wonderful cook and I owe my love of cooking and being in the kitchen mostly to her. (The cookie making part is all my dad…)
She can usually be seen dancing to Motown or Bruce Springsteen while she’s stirring pots or checking on meats in the oven. And the things she makes in her slow cookers – although she always says they are the easiest recipes ever – are the best comfort food a girl could ever ask for. They make the whole house smell like roast-y heaven all. day. long. So by the time dinner comes around you are literally ravenous for whatever is in that pot.
As I’ve become an adult, it’s been so exciting to share kitchen tips and dig up old recipes that she made for us when we were kids. Her meatloaf recipe is still my number one (seriously, this recipe will make you love meatloaf), and she always puts out an amazing spread when entertaining people at the house.Love you to bits, Mom. I am so very thankful to have you as an inspiration, a shoulder to lean on and – most importantly – one of my best friends.
Happy Mothers Day to all of the moms out there today, especially the ones who have loved and raised me. I wish you all a relaxing day full of love!