She needed a home-cooked meal. When I saw how her mom made that happen — wow.
She was hundreds of miles from home, but her mom knew exactly what she needed.
When longtime dog lover Carmen found out that being a husky safari guide in the Arctic was a real job, she was thrilled.
Not many people have an opportunity to guide sled dogs through the Arctic wilderness of Finland. So when this opportunity came along, Carmen's family was super supportive.
But they were also incredibly sad because that meant that Carmen would be moving far away, indefinitely. Fighting back tears, her mom admitted:
Mom wasn't the only one feeling the emotions. Carmen got the feels too.
And after being outside for 16 hours a day in the freezing cold, home is one of the only things on this adventurer's mind.
"All I want is a home-cooked meal. And I want to be with my family. ... My mom will cook it in the kitchen. And I'll be hovering around."
Sunday dinner is what Carmen misses the most. And it's not just the yummy taste of her favorite dish, it's all about the love that goes into making it.
So the folks at Knorr hooked her up with a delicious surprise.
They put Carmen's mom on a plane and flew her hundreds of miles from England to the Arctic, where she secretly made Sunday dinner.
"I know how she likes it cooked. How I make the gravy. How I roast the potatoes. That's all personal." — Carmen's mom
After it was done simmering, a friend delivered the meal.
"'Oh, my God. That's great. You've been talking to my mom.' Even though I was hundreds of miles away, it was like I was back home again."
Then BOOM — her mom walks out. Surprise!
This makes me want to call my mom. It's awesome to see someone following their dreams who is still grateful for good food and family.