Sometimes I feel like I can’t be as helpful to others as if I were more mobile. For example, it would be great to go clean the house of someone who just had a baby. But really, bringing my four kids into a house with a newborn would be terribly germy and dangerous. But I can make meals to share. And when I was a new mom, the meals others brought us were such a blessing. But what to bring?
I think my favorite meal was a roast pork tenderloin with new potatoes and green beans… but I can’t quite whip that up and deliver it at 10 am. So instead, we like to bring:
I precook the crust for 7-8 minutes before I put on sauce and toppings. (The precooking keeps it from getting all soggy.) Then they can cook them at 375 until the cheese bubbles.
Creamy chicken enchiladas. (Any enchiladas, really.) My friend Lori is so smart: she lines her pan with foil and then freezes them, and then she can just hand over the frozen foil-wrapped enchiladas and keep her pan. Brilliant.
Breakfast Burritos. These are great, because you can freeze some for yourself, too. Any breakfast food, really. When SweetP was born, my friend Lori brought me cinnamon rolls and a breakfast casserole. I ate it for days, for every meal. Yum.
Cookie dough, frozen in balls. Or individually wrapped muffins.
What are your favorite dishes to share?