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Old 03-07-2014, 06:13 PM   #1
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who just had a baby. Ideas? Someone suggested cut up veggies for easy snacking. I do know she wants to breastfeed, and she's a trooper (pumped for a year for her first.) She is having a c-section, so I'm sure won't be up for much quickly. Her husband goes back to work soon after she comes home. I'll probably grab her daughter for a play date when I drop food off.

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Old 03-07-2014, 06:25 PM   #2
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I took BBQ chicken, buns, veggies & fip, fruit, and oatmeal cookies to a friend last night. It's easy to cook in a crock pot, I just cook chicken breasts in root beer until done, drain the meat, break up the chicken, then add sauce, cook on low for another hour. They taste great hot or cold, and can be easily frozen.
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:00 PM   #3
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For me it I would be longing for a full warm nice meal, especially if her husband is not much of a cook - like a nice rotisierre or roasted chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, maybe a nice salad or some veggies with dip, and some buns --as if my mom or my grandma had made me a meal
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Re: Taking Food to a Friend...

I was thinking about doing a chicken in the crock pot, some potato side dish, salad and a peach crisp for dessert. Also considering ham and bean soup with salad and dessert and homemade bread. Or maybe the soup with bread and a bunch of finger food. I think she's coming home Monday, I'll email and ask about borrowing the (older) kiddo and dropping off food whenever she's ready.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:20 PM   #5
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Sounds soooo good! It is very nice of you to make her the food, and do the play date
I'm sure she will appreciate it!
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I took this last week to a friend who just had a baby. They LOVED it!

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They're vegetarian so I just beefed up the veggies and left out the chicken. Served with roasted zucchini and squash and dessert.
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Re: Taking Food to a Friend...

My two favorite things that I received when I came home were (from two different people) a roast beef with mashed potatoes and carrots, and a beautiful Edible Arrangements with pineapple and other delicious fruit. Any fruit would have been amazing though. I remember just standing there, holding my daughter, dazed and grazing on the fruit and feeling so grateful.
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All the meals suggested sound great. I think your idea of veggies and other healthy snacks is a great idea. I remember being overwhelmed thinning about preparing snacks. I just needed something I could grab and eat with my hands.

My mom often takes people rolls, sliced deli meats, and sliced deli cheese. Then they can make a quick sandwich any time.
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Thanks for the ideas!
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Re: Taking Food to a Friend...

We had a meal train for a friend recently, and she loved casseroles or her family of four. Lasagna, enchiladas, etc. the veggies are good too! Anything in the crock pot is always good too!!
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