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The Dinner Deliverer

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Friday, April 15, 2011

The Dinner Deliverer

I'm gonna be honest.  Today I sort of have writer's block.  And I don't know that I really have it or if I'm just so busy with everything else I'm trying to accomplish today that I shouldn't really even be stopping right now to write this post. 

I took dinner to a friend with a new baby last night.  Tonight I'm taking dinner to another friend who just had a baby last week, and made extra of that meal to actually then take with me to the hospital to a friend who had a baby about 3 hours ago.  Nothing better than good food when you're in the hospital.  I ate so much jello in the hospital with both of my kids, I really thought I'd died and gone to heaven when our friends Stuart and Greta brought me a Subway turkey sandwich.  Who'd have ever thought Subway would leave you in some sort of foodie bliss?!

I want to add here as well that in my humble personal opinion, there is really not much more amazingness that you can do for a friend than to bring them a meal in times of need.  When we have had both of our kids, the meals have been so incredibly appreciated I can't even tell you.  And when I miscarried not one but 2 babies, each time the meals were ways my friends could hug my neck with more than just their arms.  And when someone dies...and you don't know when you'll breathe normally not worry about a grocery list or actually going to the store or preparing a meal....heaven on a plate makes it's way to your door in the form of the grace of a meal prepared.  Or when you've had one of those weeks where everything honestly just wears you out and a friend calls and says "Hey, I made a big pot of soup and we don't need it all...I'm bringing you some"....well you know they did it on purpose and you couldn't be happier!  Anyhow....make someone a meal.  Whether the need is obvious or maybe more subtle....make a meal....take a meal....hug their neck by filling their bellies!  Trust me, it's a good way to love!

So, I just got sidetracked on apparently what is more of a soapbox than I realized it was...all to say...I've been cooking like a mad woman today.   So I cooked Loaded Quiche yesterday and the Fig and Sausage Salad for tonight.  Since Tid Bit was in school this morning I did have time to whip up a couple of those Toasted Coconut Cream Pies I've told you about as well.  I could seriously stick my head in the bowl of that filling and spend hours licking it before coming up for air.'s that good.

Anyhow, I'm thankful that we have a day with no plans tomorrow.  I still have to get my act in gear around this house for our Easter Egg Hunt next weekend.  I've been messing with some things on my dining room table centerpiece lately too.  I'll have to show you that sometime soon.  It doesn't look fully awesome yet because it will depend heavily on the flowers my neighbor said I can pick from her amazing garden next Friday.  Here's to crossing my fingers that her peonies are blooming...fat chance, but you never know!

Ok...I better finish up these salads so I can make a dinner delivery as soon as the littlest one wakes up from nap.  Seems my almost 5 year old has finally over the past 2 weeks truly come to the point of giving up the afternoon nap.  I have to say, I'm pretty bummed about that.  I do enjoy the quiet each afternoon!  Farewell naptime...I do love you and won't mind if you still visit the bigger boy from time to time!

Hope the weather wherever you are is as glorious as it is over my house right now!

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At April 15, 2011 at 5:33 PM , Blogger Michelle said...

Hi Logan!

What a blessing these new babies are.
You are a blessing for taking meals to these families.
I remember seasons people have brought food to us.

At April 15, 2011 at 11:56 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

You are such a sweet and thoughtful person! You're completely right, I'd love for anybody to bring me a meal. This is something that I need to remember when anyone close to me has a baby, feels down, has a loss, etc. Thanks for sharing!


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