Wow! What a great response we’ve received regarding the fabulous ideas for taking meals to people. Thank you, thank you for posting! If you have any more ideas then please continue to post so that we all have a place to go for our info. I have learned TONS and don’t feel so much like a fish out of water any more now that I have an arsenal of easy, tasty recipes and tips right here ready for me – you all are awesome! I had Jason randomly pick two winners of my stamps giveaway for us and here they are:
Submitted on 2009/04/04 at 10:14am
I just found this recipe on Carla’s blog…I am always looking for new ideas and this would be perfect:
1 pkg. frozen cheese (or meat) tortellini
1 jar pasta sauce
1/2 c. melted butter
1 c. seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 c. parmesan cheese
salt, pepper, italian seasoning
1-2 c. mozzerella cheese
Boil tortellini according to pkg. Toss with melted butter. Mix bread crumbs with parmesan, salt, pepper, & italian seasoning to taste. Gently mix bread crumb/parmesan mixture with tortellini. Pour into baking pan (spray with PAM or coat with oil, etc). Drizzle with pasta sauce, sprinkly mozzerella cheese over all. Bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes.
I would include a note with a recipe and my number if they have any questions or need anything else. I would bake the dish in something that they do not have to wash or return. I would include something to drink.
Some of the foods I like to send are soups – Santa Fe Soup and White Chili. I will make this up and then send it in Freezer bags so they can warm it up when they want it or put it in the freezer for later. I have grilled boneless chicken breast and taken it with salad mix and dressings. Should they not want to eat it then, the chicken is great on the salad when it is cold.
Winners please email me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) and tell me where to send your prize.
Because of the fabulous collection we’ve created here on this blog regarding meals, I also wanted to thank Carmel – our reader – who started this whole thing by asking her simple question last week. Carmel, please send me your address because I have something for you, too! I appreciate you reading, commenting and sending us in this direction.
This goes for all of you – whether you are a commenter or a lurker (I know you are out there) I thank you for following my blog, sending your support through cyberspace and being interested in what seems like just an ordinary life to me. Thank you!
In the spirit of thanks – I was planning on snapping a photo of my tulips that are just starting to open up in the middle of my daffodils this morning for my 365 Days of Gratitude when low and behold – I saw this! We live on a golf course that supposedly was some kind of wetlands years and years ago but I have never had any ducks come to visit us before. I ran for my camera and got this shot as this partnership was getting up and walking away. I wish I could have gotten them from the front but they were headed off to their next destination – didn’t they know that I have a project I needed them to pose for?????
I’m not a farm girl, although I like some open space. I am allergic to just about all animals, including my neice’s bunny “Pete” from 1985. In spite of that – I loved having these visitors right outside my office window this morning.
Today I’m grateful for ducks.