With the recent arrival of Baby E, we have been extremely blessed to have been given several premade meals!
One of my friends brought a premade (but not precooked) meal to us in early October when I was still pregnant. When I went to make it, I was impressed with how she wrote the baking instructions for us. Instead of including a little piece of paper, she wrote directly on the plastic wrap! I thought it was brilliant!
(With a baby who needs to be held all day long, making meals seems a near impossible task right now. May I say how incredibly thankful I am for these meals!? The bonus is that one meal usually lasts us for two or three dinners! So thankful! I look forward to passing on the blessing of meals for those in need. We've been helped with all three births of our children and two of their long hospitalizations...and truly grateful and remember it when I know of others in need. May I also say that I was very thankful after the kids' hospitalizations for the meals. I had actually said "no thank you" at first...because I was healthy and didn't want to put others out when I was capable. But I had also been in the hospital with each child...and much had been neglected, including ourselves, and the meals really helped us, as a family, to return to the new norm.)
Writing directly on the plastic wrap or tin foil would also work on your own freezer meals!
What works for you when preparing a meal for a friend? Have you been on the receiving end?
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