Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The Joys of Taking Meals to Others: Keep it Simple | Family Economics
Our friend recently had surgery so I took a meal to her family while she was recovering. I don’t stress over taking meals to people. I use what I have and I know from past experience that any kind of meal is appreciated when you are in need. Even if you do get enchiladas two nights in a row!
Maybe easy enchiladas or a chicken pot pie, a few tulips from our yard (or whatever blooming flowers we have) and a fresh salad in a Ziploc® bag.
I love layering the ingredients for the salad – starting with toasted nuts, onions, maybe some feta cheese and then chopped lettuce. On top I'll add some fresh fruit like raspberries or mandarin oranges. Then I push the air out of the bag and seal it up!
I don't feel like I need to take a multi-course meal. Even an entree is enough and appreciated. Occasionally I'll slip in a plate of brownies.
Do you ever take meals to others? Do you keep it simple, or do you feel like you have to take a multi-course meal?