Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Meals From Heaven

 Yes, we've been cooking up a storm since we had little Patrick!  Anna and I cooked barbecue ribs, tons of veggies and as you can see from the picture below......a homemade Angel Food Cake.....not! : )  I'm totally joking!  We have had wonderful meals coming from friends, mostly from our church.  It's one of the things I like and cherish most about the post-partum period.

Don't those ribs look nice!
 We've been so blessed this time around and I've been so shocked that people haven't shied away from bringing us meals even though there are so many of us.  I always tell people though, that they don't have to bring "Duggar size" portions.  Even though we are a family of 12, my oldest is back at college and my younger 5 don't eat much : )

Anna looks like she made this, but don't let her fool you!  It was made by a special friend who has 6 kids.

Anyway, this time around we've had some wonderful meals......barbecue ribs, as you see here....Hungarian dumplings.....Spanish brisket.......chicken pot pies.......chicken burritos....etc.

Some tips if you are bringing a meal over to a family post-baby or just to be a blessing:

1. Make sure it's somewhat kid friendly.
2. Don't worry about making a ton if they have small children, but it is always nice to have left overs or some to freeze for a later date when life is crazy.
3.  I had one friend bring over paper goods and even drinks.  That was really nice : )
4.  You really don't need a meal every night, which can get kind of overwhelming, so if you are the one organizing the meal schedule then every other night is good.
5.  Freezer friendly meals are always welcome and don't even have to be pre-planned.  You can drop that off any time unannounced.
6. A dessert is always much appreciated....my kids are spoiled and have come to expect this : )
7. If at all possible, bring your meal in a throw away container so that the person doesn't have to clean and keep track of your pots and then somehow get them back to you.

Well, I only have a few more days of meals coming, so I'm going to enjoy it.  After this week I'll have to break into my freezer meals or order pizza!


  1. Isn't it such a blessing when people bring food over!?! It makes life so much easier and less stressful! Congrats again on your little boy!

  2. I'm sorry, but I just have to say this...

    for a mama of 9 AND an infant in tow...

    you are so stinkin' cute.

    Smiles, laid back, enjoying life...
    motherhood suits you very well. =)

    blessings, Sheri

  3. I agree, meals are such a blessing during this time. I am so glad you have friends willing to do this. Our old church used to have this ministry set up but when we got to our new church, they didn't. So, I took it upon myself to organize one recently. It's just such a blessing for the new mama's, it needs to be done at every church. Those are great tips to remember too.


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