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TexasTiger05
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Taking someone who is grieving a meal



What is a good thing to bring? Something light/heavy/?

Need to add that I'll be bringing this about 1 month after the funeral, so they'll have a lot of food in their freezer already

I signed up for pulled pork sandwiches and jalapeno cole slaw, checked the list and saw there was a bunch of pasta and one pot dishes and figured this was a good change.

But still would love other suggestions....



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Layabout
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One-dish meals like beef stew or chicken and dumplings that you can ladle out into a single serving and microwave.





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Can't go wrong with a good chicken and sausage gumbo





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One-dish meals like beef stew or chicken and dumplings that you can ladle out into a single serving and microwave.
Yeah. How well the dish keeps/reheats is important because appetites in these situations can be unpredictable.






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Dark Tiger
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What is a good thing to bring?


A simple chicken spaghetti (even add velvetta cheese to it) is always an easy meal to fix and heat up, etc..






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Ole Geauxt
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05, we've always done things like casseroles. as someone said, it can be heated up easily in oven or microwave, or if too much food shows up it's convenient to freeze.

eta,,, although, i just read what you're taking,,, i'd much rather have that, as long as it could be served new or "fresh"... That doesn't sound good, but u know what i mean..



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Taking someone who is grieving a meal


Did their meal die?



Anyway, This:

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One-dish meals like beef stew or chicken and dumplings that you can ladle out into a single serving and microwave






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TexasTiger05
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Did their meal die?

yes. rip spaghetti.

Anyway,
thanks for the unnecessary grammar lesson


quote:

although, i just read what you're taking,,, i'd much rather have that, as long as it could be served new or "fresh"... That doesn't sound good, but u know what i mean
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I was thinking it would be a nice change. I signed up on this website where you schedule what day you'll go and what you'll bring. Pretty much everything else was a casserole, one pot dish or pasta. Which, I totally get. I was just wondering if I should bring something to mix it up a bit.



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I signed up for pulled pork sandwiches and jalapeno cole slaw, checked the list and saw there was a bunch of pasta and one pot dishes and figured this was a good change.

It is a very good change. May I suggest that you make sure that the containers you use don't need to be returned? (One less thing for them to worry about.)

A deli tray of sliced ham, turkey, roast beef and cheese is also nice. Easy for sandwiches when people are eating at different times. Maybe also provide some kind of good bread or croissants to go with.






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Rohan2Reed
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A simple chicken spaghetti (even add velvetta cheese to it)


what the?






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Cajunate
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Something not always thought about is a nice dessert. A little something like that can really put the thought over the top. Maybe brownies or cupcakes.





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TexasTiger05
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May I suggest that you make sure that the containers you use don't need to be returned? (One less thing for them to worry about.)
good idea, even though I'd never expect them to return them I think getting stuff that's clearly newly store bought is a great idea.






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How well the dish keeps/reheats is important because appetites in these situations can be unpredictable.


Yeah

You could always go with an apple pie or some cobbler or something too






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TexasTiger05
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that's a great idea. I really wanted to bring them some salads with a ton of veggies, etc (that's a definite change up) or thought cut fruit- but like everyone said it's best if it's something they can freeze and use later.

I like the dessert idea for sure






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madamsquirrel
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Veggie tray or cut fruit is an awesome idea. Not everyone wants heavy carbs and sugar which is what most people bring.





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Something they can freeze. They'll have so much food right now they'll never be able to eat. Later on, they'll appreciate having something they can thaw out and eat.





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Rohan2Reed
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a bottle of whiskey





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Chicken enchiladas





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TigerstuckinMS
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Give them a lasagna, baked ziti, chicken kiev, etc. Basically, homemade food pre-assembled, frozen, and ready-to-bake.

They're going to be inundated with all kinds of food that doesn't freeze well that they're going to eat over and over for the next week or so. They'll appreciate a nice pan of something different and fresh-cooked that can be defrosted and baked in a week or two when all of the ready-to-eat stuff is gone.

Put it in a disposable aluminum pan so they don't have anything to return and make sure to include a piece of paper with the defrosting/baking instructions.






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TexasTiger05
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I updated my OP- I'll be bringing this about 1 month after the funeral, so they will have had their freezer already stocked





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