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Old 03-12-2019, 06:48 PM
 
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I would say keep it simple. Like tuna sandwich or cheese.
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:04 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Haven't read the entire thread but when my mother passed away, somebody brought by a meatloaf and a loaf of bread. Meatloaf sandwiches are great when you don't want to fix a big plate full for a meal. It was already sliced so just nuke how many slices you need and enjoy.
Something a church I used to go to did for a couple they were taking meals to ( he had cancer) was to take a package of styrofoam plates, plastic cutlery and plastic cups so nobody would have to be busy cleaning dishes all the time. Since a different family, like the OP is doing, brought a meal each day, once a month each family put a thinking of you card with the meal.
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:32 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Told my wife about this thread and she mentioned something we've done for the kids in the family before. Bake some cupcakes for their dessert, but instead of baking them in the paper cups that get left on the coffee table, floor, and everywhere else, bake them in ice cream cones. Less mess and something different for them. When I've made these for potlucks or reunions for the kids, better remember that older "kids" will want to try them too so make extra.
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Old 03-13-2019, 05:24 AM
 
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Why not ask the family what foods they enjoy? With all the stress they are going through, foods that they enjoy would be nice. Maybe something light? Stomach problems, come with stress. No way of knowing, if you don`t ask. What you are doing is wonderful.
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:52 AM
 
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Haven't read the entire thread but when my mother passed away, somebody brought by a meatloaf and a loaf of bread. Meatloaf sandwiches are great when you don't want to fix a big plate full for a meal. It was already sliced so just nuke how many slices you need and enjoy.
Something a church I used to go to did for a couple they were taking meals to ( he had cancer) was to take a package of styrofoam plates, plastic cutlery and plastic cups so nobody would have to be busy cleaning dishes all the time. Since a different family, like the OP is doing, brought a meal each day, once a month each family put a thinking of you card with the meal.

Great idea! I actually have meatloaf on my list because it is so versatile and makes great sandwiches, like you say. As much as I like to cook, I haven't come across a meatloaf that I just really love. I have another one on my list this week. If I like it, it'll make an appearance here soon.
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Old Today, 08:15 AM
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Great idea! I actually have meatloaf on my list because it is so versatile and makes great sandwiches, like you say. As much as I like to cook, I haven't come across a meatloaf that I just really love. I have another one on my list this week. If I like it, it'll make an appearance here soon.
Funnily enough I made meatloaf on Sunday. This recipe converted someone who was a take it or leave it in relation to meatloaf, into a meatloaf lover. If you are still on the lookout, let me know and I will pull it out and try and post it.
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Old Today, 08:17 AM
 
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Funnily enough I made meatloaf on Sunday. This recipe converted someone who was a take it or leave it in relation to meatloaf, into a meatloaf lover. If you are still on the lookout, let me know and I will pull it out and try and post it.

I can't rep you again, but I would love to see your recipe
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Old Today, 03:35 PM
 
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It's Tuesday! I think I'm the only person making food for this family now, so I broke my own rule about pasta. Tonight's menu is classic all day simmered bolognese with casarecce (I love different pasta shapes), green salad with a honey, dijon and walnut oil vinaigrette, dinner rolls with fresh basil butter and lemonade. Dessert is a warm caramel apple crisp and vanilla ice cream.

I include salad every time, so I make it differently each week. Today it's iceburg, tomato, cucumber, dried cranberries and toasted sunflower seeds. A couple of weeks ago, I gave them enough basic ranch dressing to last a good while. Even if they have some left, the vinaigrette I made today will be a nice change. I haven't made apple crisp in a hot minute, but I make a delicious caramel for it and top it with a chunky oat crisp. I am glad I didn't make one for us too; I am afraid I would eat it all.
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