I remember when I had Little Boy #3, and all the beautiful chaos that came with him. He was my third baby in four years. My daily goal: Survive. Doing a load of laundry was BONUS! Folded and put away? Not likely! It was so fun being a mom to three little bouncing, squirming, drooling boys, but the amount of effort it took to get dinner on the table was sometimes more that I had in me.
I had some very sweet friends and family members bring the most delicious and heartwarming meals to me in those early, tender days. I don’t think I will ever forget them! It just made me feel so cared for and loved.
Today I met my newest niece for the first time, and this is the dinner I brought to the new mama and her family. I’ll trade fresh, new baby girl snuggles for a homemade meal any day! I thought I’d share my go-to menu for bringing dinner. It’s always a favorite, freezes well, and travels easily.
Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas – Have them assembled when you bring the dinner over, and then they can either be baked, or put into the freezer for later. I divided the recipe into two pans, so they didn’t have to be cooked all at once.
Healthy Crockpot Refried Beans – add everything to the crockpot in the morning, and they’ll be ready to bring over by late afternoon. These really are so good and easy – much better than canned.
Spanish Rice – from a box! You don’t have to make everything from scratch. But if anyone has a Spanish rice recipe they love send it my way please!
Extra Thick and Fudgy Homemade Brownies – I love these… who wouldn’t? And I do think chocolate has special healing powers :0)
What are some meals that you have made (or received) that worked out well? Would love to hear your ideas!
Did you make this recipe?
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