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Old 11-27-2018, 11:31 AM
 
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CD friends, there is a family in my community where the father is very ill and the family needs help with meals. I would like to help with this, but in my circles that usually looks like a lot of lasagna, pizza, baked pasta...I know these things are good transporting dishes, but I want to provide a little more variety. What are your favorite meals to care for friends? I would like to do this weekly, if possible, and they have 7 kids at home. TIA!
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Old 11-27-2018, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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That's so kind of you. I hope the father makes a full recovery.

1. I don't know if it gets cool where you live but, if it does, a triple batch of this super-easy and super-delicious soup: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/14...m-barley-soup/ (I leave out the garlic for some reason.)

2. Roast chicken and potatoes

3. Baked salmon (I'm thinking of that BIG PIECE at Costco) and rice
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Old 11-27-2018, 11:48 AM
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I like donating turkey dinners a frozen bird with all the fixins….doesn't mean you have to cook it.... however if this thread is about cooking meals...

then any of the comfort foods...shepards pie....meatloaf, roast chicken/turkey pork roast with gravy & stuffing .. cooked sliced ham and potatos

slow cookers with meatballs, or sweetnsour kielbasa are good ...home made pizza …
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Old 11-27-2018, 12:03 PM
 
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What is your budget per meal?

Vegetable soup with potatoes and meat balls.
Short pasta with cream, ham or cooked chicken, green peas
Hamburgers with the works (egg, bread crumbs, onions, cheese)
Pulled pork

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Old 11-27-2018, 12:15 PM
 
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How many people, what is your budget per meal?

Probably at least 9 people per meal. Budget isn't really an issue, but I plan to make all food from scratch cause that's how I roll.
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Old 11-27-2018, 12:31 PM
 
Location: The middle
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Tacos: cooked and seasoned ground beef with tortillas, lettuce, tomato, salsa etc.

Couple of rotisserie chickens with raw veggies and dip and a rice or potato side dish

Baked ham with au gratin potatoes

Pulled pork with buns, veggie and mac n cheese

Sunday chicken http://https://www.allrecipes.com/re...unday-chicken/

Chili and cornbread

Antipasto squares https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/it...a-45e76fc66e30

Enchiladas

BBQ chicken with cheesy potatoes
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Old 11-27-2018, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Let's see...kids...

Chicken and dumplings
Alphabet soup with vegetables, with sandwich fixings or salad
Layered salad keeps well for a few days
Well they do love pasta...baked spaghetti
Ham biscuits and layered potato casserole
Chicken pies
Roasts

Thanks for helping out the family...

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Old 11-27-2018, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Let's see...kids...

Chicken and dumplings
Alphabet soup with vegetables, with sandwich fixings or salad
Layered salad keeps well for a few days
Well they do love pasta...baked spaghetti
Ham biscuits and layered potato casserole
Chicken pies
Roasts
Ooooh, chicken pot pies! Such a good idea!
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Old 11-27-2018, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Phoenix,Arizona
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Thank You Cdarocks for your Human Kindness


Tuna Helper, just replace the Tuna with Shrimp


For that size group a double box will be in order, I use
raw Shrimp and after cleaned & de-veined I'll add them
in the last few moments along with a can or two of mushrooms
and a few dashes of Old Bay Seasoning.



Quick, Easy and warms up great if any is left.
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Old 11-27-2018, 01:02 PM
 
Location: SE Florida
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Does the wife cook? I'd suggest giving them some groceries and let them prepare what they like or give them a gift card from the grocery store. I could understand providing cooked meals if they don't have time to cook.
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