Meals and Laughs on Mother’s Day

Today has been such a nice day!

me, dan, and momMom and her two kiddos

I just love being able to spend time with family…


dan and meg

and have plenty of good laughs with mom.

me and mom

me and mom

Too funny. 😉

Earlier today, Jay and I headed over to my in-laws’ house for a delicious, al fresco lunch.

mothers day

We’re experiencing another beautiful day here in Upstate NY, so I think we’re all taking advantage as much as possible before the rain rolls in again tomorrow.

For lunch, Jay actually prepared a big tossed salad AND a pasta salad to bring over.


pasta salad

I’ll tell ya…I was quite impressed. The guy can definitely work his way around a kitchen. 😉

For lunch, i enjoyed a little bit of each salad and an open-faced grilled chicken sandwich.


The chicken was delicious and grilled to perfection

grilled chicken

For dessert, my father in-law had made his first-ever attempt at banana bread and was excited to share with us all.

banana bread

Since I knew I still had a full dinner + more dessert ahead of me, I kept my serving to just half of a slice, but it was really, really good.


After hanging out on the porch for a few hours, we said our goodbyes and headed over to my parents’ house for dinner.

Originally, mom was planning on grilling out but ended up making a last-minute decision and went with lasagna. I would have enjoyed some more grilled goodness, but you know I’ll never turn down mom’s Italian.


This particular batch of mom’s lasagna was top notch. If I hadn’t still been somewhat full from lunch, I most likely would have had another piece. It was that good.


I offered to take care of dessert, so this morning I put together a delicious, healthy strawberry angel food cake trifle.

strawberry angel food cake trifle

It was a hit with everyone, thank goodness. :)

strawberry angel food cake trifle

Today has definitely been a great, great day. I’m so lucky to have such awesome family and such an amazing mom.

me and mom

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! :)

Hope everyone else had a wonderful day, whether you’re a mom or not!



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