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Be a GREAT meal gifter – part 1b

16 ideas for meal gifting

Part 1b of a 3 part short, helpful series.

Ready for the second half of the 16? Here they are! I’m excited to hear what you can add to the list:

8. Think outside the box. I know there are a few “regular” meals everyone thinks are meals you take to those in need. But what does your family like? Make that. Don’t worry about recipes everyone else says are a good idea, make what you like. If you have a family favorite, it is probably something you cook well. That’s always fun for the recipient. And include the recipe. That would be an extra nice touch.

9. How about, instead of signing up to make a main meal, bringing muffins and cookies and chips and cereal and crackers and juice and tea? That will be a fun thing when the caregiver or bed-ridden friend wants a munch or a snack. It’s not all about the main dinner.

10. And what about breakfast? Or breakfast for dinner? That would be a welcome change of pace. Or, in addition to a simple dinner, add a breakfast casserole that only needs to be put in the oven in the morning. Boy, would you come out looking like a hero.

11. Go by mid day and throw a meal in their crock pot (make sure they have one) so it will be ready for the dinner hour. They get a hot meal and – BONUS –they get to enjoy their house smelling awesome all afternoon. Continue reading

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Be a GREAT meal gifter!

16 ideas for meal gifting

Part 1 in a short, helpful series
(Well, part 1 had to be broken into two parts, so I guess this is Part 1a)

What is meal gifting? You know, gifting a meal to someone who is in need of one.

There are so many people that have helpful hints about bringing meals to those in need. Why do I want to do one more?

Because it is a BIG deal!

When someone falls ill, or has a baby, or loses a loved one, or is caring for a loved one with an extended illness, or is placed on bed rest; there are so many areas of need. One blessing that can eliminate a large headache is having meals brought in for a while.

It cannot bring back a loved one, make cancer go away, or cause bed rest to be a pleasure. But it does help. It really does.

Some illness situations can carry on for a while. The need is extensive. Just having people care and understand that their family is under tremendous stress brings comfort. Continue reading

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