Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Meals to Help A Friend
Immediately, one of my friends sprung into action and organized a "Meal Train" where people can sign up to take care of Linda's meals for a day or two.
I'm bringing her dinner tonight and in doing so, I found out a few ways to make it better for her.
1- Find out if there are any dietary restrictions/preferences.
2- Prepare the meal, so that it is as close to "ready to eat" as possible.
3- Use disposable materials for plates, casserole dishes, bowls, so the recipient doesn't have to fuss with cleaning dishes or returning people's belongings.
4- Include a kind note, either describing the meal or wishing the friend good thoughts. It will help boost her spirits or help her to feel appreciated.
5- When dropping off the meal, don't stay long. Let the recipient rest without having to entertain.
6- Include extras - paper goods, snacks, drinks, toiletries, or groceries, so the recipient doesn't have to leave the house.
Menu Ideas include:
Soups - Chicken & Noodle, Chicken and Rice, Tortilla Soup, Onion Soup, Minestrone, Broccoli & Cheddar
Tuna or Chicken Salad
A Charcuterie Platter
I'm delivering: Chicken Parmigiana, Garlic & Herb Pasta, A jar of Tomato Sauce, Caesar Salad, a Bottle of Merlot, Fudge Brownies. I'm also including a bag of household goods: paper towels, toilet paper, sucking candies, Snickers, and toiletries