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"We kinda forgot to eat what with gawping at the…"
We kinda forgot to eat what with gawping at the new baby and all. Friends homecooked stews and hearty soups tasted like the food of the Gods to us. Thanks Chums XRead moreLess
"Really fabulous - when you're a new parent you often…"
Really fabulous - when you're a new parent you often don't look after yourself. My friend brought me 2 lasagne - 1 for that evening, 1 for the freezerRead moreLess
"Whether it's a full fry up or cereal, toast and…"
Whether it's a full fry up or cereal, toast and juice, the nicest gift is waking up to discover you don't have to get up and sort everyone out for breakfast, they've brought it to you, instead. The luxury of having a lazy start to the day with food included, is wonderful.
There are some downsides: things may not be cooked/prepared the way you'd prefer and you will have to eat every eggshell filled mouthful or have tearful kiddies. I suggest making sure dh/dp/oh has some practise and knows just how you like things. My preference is for croissants....get your hints in early mamas.Read moreLess
"I nearly wept with gratitude after the birth of both…"
I nearly wept with gratitude after the birth of both my dcs when friends arrived with bags of shopping and proceeded to cook a meal, serve it, clean up, box up the leftovers and then disappear. The absolute nicest thing you can possibly do for a new mum (and dad).Read moreLess
"Our church toddler group gets together to give new mums…"
Our church toddler group gets together to give new mums (or anyone having a tough time eg redundancy/bereavement etc) meals delivered to their house for a week. It can be as simple as a bought steak pie and tub of icecream to a 3 course meal (both of which I received) It is fantastic not to have to think about what to cook for a few days as the thinking is often as hard as the actual doing it! The person can just drop off the meal and does not expect to be invited in and entertained, making it a very practical and acceptable gift, whatever the circumstances. It is great to be able to do the same for others when you feel up to it yourself. What's not to like?!Read moreLess
"We were given this as a gift from friends and…"
We were given this as a gift from friends and it was priceless. One evening with one less thing to worry about! A pie or lasagne is ideal. DH was so knackered himself that cooking was a big sore point for him (apparently more sore than my cs scar - hmmm)Read moreLess
"A rota of prepared meals is a fabulous idea, especially…"
A rota of prepared meals is a fabulous idea, especially for second- (third- or fourth-!) time mums who have most of the new baby stuff already but could do with a kitchen angel. A group of friends get together and draw up a rota to prepare an easily-reheated meal (shepherd's pie, fish pie, stew etc.) and deliver it on the day. A week of not having to think of meals - bliss!Read moreLess