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Old 01-17-2007, 12:41 PM   #1
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HELP!!! Need a good/non-casserole recipie for a take-to someone meal!!!

Help! My friend started Chemo yesterday and I am in charge of taking her family (2 adults, 3 kids 11-7) dinner on Satuday. I live in Oklahoma 1.5 hours away from the city (where they and my family live). We are recovering from an ice storm and another one is supposed to hit us Friday. On top of all this, my grandfather passed away Saturday and the funeral is tomorrow in the city. I need a good recipie for something to take this family that's easy to reheat and is not a casserole (I think that may be all they'll eat for months with people bringing them food and I don't want to add to the casseroles) that I can take them tomorrow so they can fridge it til Saturday since I can't be there to drop it off because of the storm. Please, any good ideas? Thanks!

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Old 01-17-2007, 05:59 PM   #2
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Re: HELP!!! Need a good/non-casserole recipie for a take-to someone meal!!!

i made this over new years. it freezes very well. the meat was a littel bland and needs to be spiced up but other than that very good!
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/manicot...na/detail.aspx

this is a staple for giving to people. i have made it a ton of times and freezes/reheats great!!! it is especially better the next day and it's very easy to make.... it only creats a lot of dishes but it's simple to do...

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/creamy-...na/detail.aspx
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Old 01-17-2007, 06:19 PM   #3
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Re: HELP!!! Need a good/non-casserole recipie for a take-to someone meal!!!

The above recipes sound good...might have to try those!

What about even bringing things for tacos? Since there are a few kids in the house who probably have all sorts of different likes and dislikes. You could brown up some meat with seasoning (freeze or fridge till the weekend would be fine) shells/tortillas, cheese, lettuce, maybe a bag of chips with salsa (could do salsa on the tacos as well so you wouldn't *need* tomatoes) could even send along beans or rice if you really wanted to. Pretty darn easy but really flexible as well!

I hope chemo goes well for your friend, and I'm sorry to hear about your grandpa
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Old 01-17-2007, 06:21 PM   #4
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I was planning dinner for tomorrow night and i am going to make this again and thought it might work for your needs. It reheats nicely, is pretty healthy and super easy!!

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/slow-co...up/detail.aspx
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Old 01-17-2007, 08:45 PM   #5
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Re: HELP!!! Need a good/non-casserole recipie for a take-to someone meal!!!

How about Chicken N Dumplings. First I cut up a few chicken breast and I brown them on high heat (doesn't have to be cooked all the way through), I pull the chicken out then I always cut up some celery, carrots, leeks (2-3), and saute in butter (in the same pot as I browned the chicken in) add some sage, oregano, majoram and a bay leaf. Cook until they start to get tender. I put the chicken back in the pot, add about 4-6 cups chicken broth and simmer on low for about 20 minutes (you can add some salt and pepper if you like). After 20 minutes increase the heat to med-high. Use the dumpling recipe from the Bisquick Mix box (add a little salt and pepper to the dumpling dough) drop by spoonful into stew (once it begans to boil) and cook for about 10 minutes. Check dumplings to make sure they're no longer doughy. It's a very delicious and warming stew. It freezes great and reheats great. Leeks give the best flavor, but if you can't find leeks use some onions. Also when cutting up leeks, ONLY use the white part of the leek. Enjoy!
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I don't know if this is too casserole-ish for you, but I'm doing the same thing tomorrow for Meals That Heal through my church. A mom is having chemo and has 2 teenagers and her dh so everyone takes a night to bring dinner while she's having treatment.
I made lasagna & garlic bread last month for the our rotational shelter families and I made Shephard's Pie tonight in a Glad Bakeware dish and all they need to do is pop it in the oven and warm it up tomorrow. I used some Roasted Garlic mashed potatoes by Betty Crocker and it smelled yummy!
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Re: HELP!!! Need a good/non-casserole recipie for a take-to someone meal!!!

Thanks! You reminded me of a manicotti/canelloni recipie I have. So helpful!
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pizza gift certficate and a nice salad.....sounds like you have a lot going on
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I would just buy them a bunch of frozen pizza.
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Old 01-21-2007, 12:40 AM   #10
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What about some homemade soup? Easy to freeze too, and doesn't require much "prep" when reheating. It's the right time of year too.
Sending positive thoughts for your friend too...
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