Many of us have taken the opportunity to bring dinner to someone else, wether it8217;s a friend who had a new baby, someone who is experiencing grief, or an individual you know who could just use dinner brought to them. Sometimes a gesture as simple as that can mean everything in the world.
I remember when I8217;d just had my first baby and was on maternity leave from my teaching job. One late afternoon, as I was overwhelmed with a crying baby, a knock came to my door. It was a fellow teacher carrying two bags of groceries, full of precooked meals like rotisserie chicken, a salad mix, and fresh cut fruit. His kind gesture saved me that day, and still makes me emotional thinking about it. He could have easily driven straight home from school to relax from a stressful day, but he didn8217;t.
Marinate some steak or chicken in a freezer bag and deliver to someone who8217;s just had a baby or is going through a stressful time. Include some potato salad and sliced watermelon for a thoughtful touch.
Pulled pork is another great thing to make in the slow cooker or instant pressure cooker and it makes a great main dish for pulled pork sandwiches or tacos. This is a nice quick pork carnitas recipe for your pressure cooker.
There8217;s nothing wrong with a casserole, but sometimes a fresh salad feels so refreshing and healthy. A lot of people forget that salads can make great to-go meals for a friend. As long as you keep the dressing in a mason jar on the side, this meal can be kept in the fridge until dinner time.
8. Have food delivered from their favorite restaurant.
Nothing beats food from your favorite restaurant when you8217;re down. It8217;s a thoughtful gesture that will be appreciated and remembered for a very long time.
As far as comfort foods go, nothing beats a warm bowl of chili with a side of corn bread. It8217;s the epitome of a healing dish. Check out this award-winning chili that is so simple, a child can make it.
Wash and wrap some whole potatoes in aluminum foil and bake them at 350 degrees for one hour. Put together the fixings for a baked potato bar: shredded cheese, steamed broccoli, sour cream, and bacon bits. Deliver to a friend.
Chicken noodle soup is the ultimate comfort dish. This homestyle recipe is made with homemade noodles and has been passed down for generations. It makes a perfect dinner to take to new parents or a friend in need.
Big, stuffed burritos are one of my family8217;s favorite meals. Take a large tortilla, pile it with rice, beans, shredded beef or chicken, cheese, etc. Wrap, repeat, and deliver in aluminum foil so that all the recipient has to do is heat them in the oven until warm.
Another great soup to take to a friend is our all-time favorite, homemade tomato soup with roasted tomatoes. This soup is so good, you8217;ll never, ever go back to the canned version. Deliver with breadsticks or French bread.
After having my third baby, a friend in the neighborhood brought over this amazing chicken dish that everyone (even my picky eaters) gobbled up. I texted her right away, having to know her recipe. Come to find out, it was this Thai coconut milk grilled chicken over coconut rice and I8217;ve made it many times since.
How cool would it be to fill your friend’s fridge with fun and healthy portable dinners. Grab some reusable plastic dinner containers (or bento boxes) and fill each individual section with things like fresh fruit and vegetables, crackers, olives, dips, hummus, sliders, tea sandwiches, etc.
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