Thursday, October 28, 2010


Thank you all for your thoughts and comments about time. It's comforting to know that we're all in the same boat. Glad we can figure it out together. And, I'm glad you're enjoying Sister Beck's counsel as much as I have.

And, thank you for your help earlier in the week with my dinner-to-deliver dilemma. Lots of good ideas came my way and I am going to be sure to try your recommended recipes. Enchiladas seemed to be a hot item so I went that direction. Krista suggested honey lime chicken enchiladas. They sounded great to me, so we gave them a whirl. I loved them and they were a perfect delivery item.

Here are a few other things I learned when it comes to delivering a meal.

- Make it easy on everyone involved, and use disposable pans. Seriously, disposable pans means no dishes on their end and no waiting for your pans to come home. Dollar Stores are a great place to find different sizes of disposable pans. I am going to stock up on my next visit.

- Go with a one-pan wonder. I know now why Mormon's are famous for their casseroles, it's because they are so easy. I prepared the enchiladas earlier in the day and when 4:30 p.m. arrived, all I had to do was stick them in the oven.  A one-pan dish could even be delivered earlier in the day for the family to bake.

- Include a fun treat. We went with Drumsticks this time. No prep for me and I was hoping it would be a novelty for our friends. I'm sure my Hannah would have loved them.

- Don't forget to treat your family as well. Make sure you prepare enough so your family can enjoy the thoughtful meal you've provided for friends. 

- And an unrelated tip. Get a rice cooker. Seriously. I think I bought the cheapest one at Wal-mart and I couldn't be happier. Makes rice so much easier.

There you have it, the mostly obvious tips to meal delivering!


marta said...

this is a great topic, erin. thanks for your ideas! i love making people Pioneer Woman's recipe of Baked Macaroni and Cheese. it is easy, simple and a little gourmet. everyone loves it and it's comfort food. her recipe makes a lot so you can feed a huge family or split it and save some for your own meal!

add a salad and fruit and you're good to go! it's a perfect 'one dish' meal too.

p.s. i love the novelty treat idea. brilliant. xo. happy halloween.

Krista said...

happy i could be of some help. not sure if i left a link for the i'm glad you found one that was good.

Missy said...

the drumsticks is a great idea! I'm pretty sure my girls would flip over those.

soups are always good too during the winter months.

or I have a REALLY good french dip sandwich that is easy too (if you ever need another recipe, though this one sounds delicious).

Emma said...

Thanks for the new recipe, we are having it tonight. Happy Halloween!

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