We all have people in our lives that we can bless with a homemade meal now and again: friends or family who are under the weather, who have lost a job, who have just had a baby, who are suffering from a long term illness, who are grieving the loss of a loved one, or who have simply had a really bad day. Whatever the reason, delivering a meal to that person or family can be a tremendous source of comfort and support.
There are several online sites, such as FoodTidings.com, that make organizing a meal schedule for someone a cinch. Inspired2cook is actually being featured at Food Tidings today so you should go check them out. They are an incredible resource for organizing meal schedules!
I’ve led and/or have been part of meal ministries for about ten years now so I’ve learned a few things along the way. First of all, I strive to make healthful meals with fresh ingredients, and I always deliver the food in disposable or reusable containers that don’t need to be returned to me. I also like to ask the meal recipient for very specific food likes, dislikes and allergies. There’s nothing worse than taking a pot roast to a vegetarian. That happened to me once…no joke! B-U-M-M-E-R! Now I press people for ULTRA specific information.
Here’s a few favorite types of meals that I like to make when I’m delivering a meal to someone. Unless I’m dropping off a hot meal, I try to choose recipes that will still look appetizing after being refrigerated for several hours and still be delicious when reheated. And, I almost always make double the amount so my family can eat the same meal for dinner that night, too.
I hope you’ll find some new recipes on my site and come back to Inspired2cook often. You can even sign up to receive email updates. I try to post new recipes 2-3 times a week. Happy cooking!
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