After my friend, Joyce, passed away, our parish meal ministry harangued her husband until he agreed to allow us to provide the family with meals once a week. We did this on a trial basis for six months and recently he admitted, having a meal provided once a week was really helpful and he agreed to another six months. This means our family makes a meal for their family once a month on a Tuesday. This really is quite easy for us. All I do is double what I would make for our family and take it up to their family in time dinner.
Unfortunately, my little guy has come to expect tacos on Tuesdays. Every morning, the first question he asks is, "What day is it?" When I say Tuesday, he cheers, "Yay! It's Taco Tuesday!" While I've become quite adept at interpreting Taco Tuesday--beef tacos, chicken tacos, carnitas tacos, barbacoa tacos, and taco soup--I am really rather tired of Taco Tuesday myself.
Tonight it is my turn to bring Joyce's family dinner. They may be surprised at not having us deliver tacos of some kind. I'm hoping they will like something a little different. Loaded Baked Potato Casserole is a yummy dish consisting of bit sized chunks of chicken breast, potatoes, cheese, bacon, and a little cream. I have to adapt it a bit for the dairy allergies in our family, but I'm hoping it's just as yummy. I'll be adding a side salad with homemade dressing and Rice Crispy Treats for dessert. Yum!
If you've ever delivered a meal to another family due to a new baby, illness, or passing, what is your favorite go to comfort dish?