Freezer meal gifts are some of the best you could give! Not only are you telling someone you love them by feeding them, you’re also buying them free time.
Food is my love language. Take me out to eat, buy me some fun groceries, bring me dinner: you’ve got my love and devotion. It should come as no surprise that some of my favorite memories, therefore, are food related. What I find interesting is that they also often happen to involve food that was given as a gift.
In fact, these super food memories often involve new babies and good friends who understood that when Mama’s hungry, everybody will suffer. I filter through my memory bank and visions of deliciousness dance in my head: The Cheese Enchiladas my landlady made when we brought home our first baby. The Chicken Enchilada Casseroles my sister filled my freezer with before FishBoy15 arrived. The Chicken Pot Pie a friend brought after FishBoy13.
Even during hard times, the yummy meals that folks brought to cushion us, those spoke louder than words. The pot roast, similar to this one, that a friend dropped over at my first miscarriage or the chicken noodle soup, like this one, when I miscarried (again) hold a special place in my heart.
These are memories of love, comfort, and plenty. Clearly, many of these food gifts inspired my own recipe development.
Giving a freezer meal gift is a way to show someone you care as well as free them up: to love on a new baby, to grieve, or to survive whatever crazy season their in while still eating well. Continue Reading »