I've brought meals to many friends, and one thing I'm learning is that it's best to bring everything in disposable tupperware or containers. For a few reasons: 1. Then you don't have to worry about getting your dish back from them- and they don't have to worry about getting it back to you. 2. It makes it easier for them too because they can just toss the container when they're done, not having to wash the dish, and put it somewhere for safekeeping until they can find the time to bring it back to you.
To be honest, I have gotten things from people in dishes that I still have their dishes! That's horrible to even admit, but it's true. It's family, and one is someone that I don't see very often. And the other I see pretty often, but each time I see them I forget! So I guess I'm just trying to say it's easier all around to do tupperware rather than dishes. :)
Monday, June 23, 2008
I'm always trying to think of the "perfect" dinner to bring to someone when I sign up on foodtidings. And I seem to always come back to some sort of casserole or something that can all be in one pan (which is great, and is usually what I end up bringing). But we just recently had a little one 7 weeks ago, and had the privelage of receiving many meals from friends and family (which has been AMAZING!). One of the meals we received was salmon with glazed carrots and caramel brownies. It was yummy! Here's the thing- the salmon was in a big ziplock baggie in a great brown sugar type marinade. It had directions labeled on it: if you freeze this, thaw it out overnight; once thawed, broil it for 6-8 minutes. It was a great idea- I don't have to always bring a casserole or a one pan or pot meal. I could marinate meat and put it in a big ziplock baggie with directions on it (either bake, broil, or grill). And then I could have some sort of veggie to go with it, and even a dessert. So there you have it- our tip for the day.