Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Dinner in the Freezer!

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Bless a friend with dinner in the freezer!

Years ago my neighbor Wendy showed up at the door with a lasagna and a loaf of garlic bread. For. no. reason. at. all. I was floored. And amazed. And so totally blessed. Her random act of kindness just made my day.

What mom wouldn’t like dinner already made for her? Talk about your Mother’s Day gifts! This totally works for me.

Consider making a few freezer meals for the moms in your life. Lasagna and Garlic Focaccia are two easy ones that will tempt anybody’s tastebuds. Cute child not included.

And if you need a little help in the freezer cooking department, we’re happy to oblige.

What kind of dinner gift would please YOU?

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  1. I was thinking about this today…same meal even. I think I am going to make it for my son’s teacher. It’s teacher appreciation day on May 4th at his school and she is taking extra courses in the evenings and is super busy. Great idea!

  2. I do have a question though. Once frozen, do you cook the lasagna from frozen or do you let it thaw then cook? If you can cook it from frozen, what temp and how long?

  3. Hmm I really like this idea, I wonder if it would work. I could do something for my sister. Today I cooked manacotti for the 1st time and it was really good and so easy to make! Thanks for sharing your idea!

  4. Awesome idea and I love the inclusion of the bread. Maybe even throw in a bag of salad greens too to really complete the meal. My good friend is moving in a few weeks and I’m planning on surprising her with a few freezer meals once they’ve moved into the house so she can concentrate on getting settled rather than worrying about what’s for dinner.

  5. This is a marvelous idea, but I thought you were going to mention something that I do for myself. I’m off to put together a Candy Bar Pie to stick in the freezer. There’s already a potato casserole, frozen vegies and some ready-to-cook chicken in there. Then when Mother’s Day comes around and my husband tells the kids they need to fix dinner for me, all they need to do is thaw stuff from the freezer and make a salad. Maybe it’s cheating to do it ahead of time, but I learned years ago that this makes it easier and less stressful on me. So, Happy Mother’s Day!

  6. I think I’ll be making a nice lasagna and some tomato basil bread and freezing them in preparation for Mother’s Day – thanks! We live near my mom and grandmother. My husband generally only thinks about me for Mother’s Day (he has forgotten a few years but is getting better now that the girls are old enough to remember). But because we’re near my Mom and Nana, I always end up making the Mother’s Day meal. So my present to myself this year will be to make something I love and do it ahead of time so I can relax that Sunday.

    Really appreciate the idea!

  7. What a PERFECT Mother’s Day gift! I’ve had my mind on a couple friends this week pondering what I could do for them. Now I know! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  8. When we moved last month a lady we knew brought us a chicken lasagna, caesar salad, garlic bread and a dessert. Let me tell you after slogging around boxes all day it was the best gift a person can do. Clare

  9. Heck I don’t care if you show up with a box of kraft dinner and a package of wieners. If you are bringing me dinner I’ll eat it:) That being said I would probably prefer a yummy casserole and maybe a salad 🙂