Taking a meal to a friend? We've got 13 delicious ideas for you! These recipes can be made ahead and travel well.
Making a meal for someone is an easy way to show you care! Whether they are welcoming a new baby or recovering from illness or surgery, a homecooked meal is such a blessing.
We've got lots of great ideas for you today! These recipes can be made ahead of time and will reheat well. They are comforting, healthy and delicious. If you want to round out the meal, check out these salads, breads, and desserts. Save them for the next time you need to take a meal to a friend!
French Bistro Spinach Quiche
This French Bistro Spinach Quiche comes together quickly, can be made ahead and tastes like something you might enjoy at a charming little Parisian Café.
Black Bean Chicken Tortilla Soup (Sopa De Tortilla De Pollo Y Frijoles Negros)
This Black Bean Chicken Tortilla Soup is bursting with lean chicken, healthy veggies and South-of-the-Border flavor and it comes together in under an hour!
Coconut Curry Chicken Ramen
With a velvety sauce, a secret tip for tender chicken and a fresh herb/crunchy cashew topping, this Coconut Curry Chicken Ramen is always a hit!
Beef Bourguinon Meatballs (Boulettes de Bœuf Bourguignon)
Want to feel a little fancy without breaking the bank or spending hours in the kitchen? These make-ahead Beef Bourguinon Meatballs are outrageously delicious, work well for entertaining and will make an ordinary day quite special!
Fresh Spinach Dahl
Vibrantly healthy, this easy Fresh Spinach Dahl could win a culinary beauty contest! We love that it's chocked full of veggies and it's as delicious as it is pretty!
French Lentil Soup (Vegetarian or with Chicken)
This French Lentil Soup is loaded with great nutrition, but it's also bursting with fabulous flavor. Keep it vegetarian or add bites of super tender chicken!
Ginger Scallion Meatballs with Potsticker Dipping Sauce
If you enjoy Asian potstickers, you're going to LOVE these Ginger Scallion Meatballs. Both the meatballs and the Potsticker Dipping Sauce come together quickly with minimal fuss.
Slow Braised Italian Beef Stew
In addition to tender chunks of beef and carrots and a deeply flavored sauce, this Slow Braised Italian Beef Stew also features fire-roasted tomatoes, briny olives, pearl onions and lots of fresh rosemary for a delicious taste of Italy!
Curried Red Lentil Coconut Soup
With lots of fresh veggies and healthy lentils simmered in a flavorful coconut broth, this Curried Red Lentil Coconut Soup is a delicious meal in a bowl!
Easy Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
This delicious Chicken and Dumplings recipe comes together in well under an hour with tender chunks of chicken and fluffy buttermilk dumplings - it's the perfect cozy meal for a chilly day!
Italian Chicken Sausage Ravioli Lasagna
This make-ahead Italian Chicken Sausage Ravioli Lasagna is bursting with fabulous Italian flavor and tastes like you labored for hours! No one has to know the delicious little secret.
The BEST Chicken and Rice Soup
This really is one of the best, most flavorful chicken and rice soups we've ever tasted! And with the help of rotisserie chicken (or leftover chicken), it's super easy too!
Smoky Black Bean Turkey Chili
This hearty, healthy Black Bean Turkey Chili is loaded with veggies, black beans, lean ground turkey and lots of delicious South-of-the-Border flavor!
Thought for the day:
I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.
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