You’ve volunteered to take dinner to a friend, and now what? If you’re like me, this is a common occurrence. Maybe you’ve heard of the 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. Well, in my opinion, food should really be added as the long overlooked 6th love language. I really enjoy blessing other people with food. But like everyone, I’m busy and sometimes when the day arrives and I get that little reminder e-mail that says, “New baby parents are excited about the dinner you will be bringing them TOMORROW NIGHT”, I flinch, panic, and think, “What am I going to take?”
Over time I have developed somewhat of a go-to meal for taking to other people. I like it because it is simple, pretty general tasting (not spicy, no “weird” ingredients, etc.), and it transports well. The meal consists of:
- Crock Pot Parmesan Honey Chicken
- Roasted Sweet Potato and Red Potato Mix
- Sautéed Peas with Shallots and Lemon
- Homemade Steakhouse Wheat Bread
I first discovered this chicken recipe at a crock pot party. Is that a fabulous party idea, or what? My girlfriend invited a bunch of us over and we all brought a favorite crock pot dish and the recipe to share. The recipe was originally for a pork roast, but I adapted it to chicken . . . that was back when we were still eating chicken.
I also take paper plates and plastic cutlery when I’m gifting a family with a meal. If you are getting out of cooking, isn’t it an extra bonus to not have to do dishes as well?
Here was last night’s delivery. It also included a half gallon of ice cream (Denali Extreme Moosetracks, our family favorite) which the receiving 4 year old of the family seemed pretty excited about.