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Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by I have WHAT in my yard?, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    We came back from vacay to find that our elderly neighbor had died. Her husband knew she was ill, but still seems stunned by her loss.

    He is a loner by nature and doesn't like to be "helped".

    I would like to make him some food that he can easily heat up for himself. He doesn't need big casseroles etc.... Any ideas?
     
  2. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    I think he would appreciate it even if he's a "loner". You can always make something simple like Chicken parm. or even using your eggs to make a quiche. Both can be frozen.
     
  3. cherrychicken

    cherrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    quiche is good!
     
  4. suburban farm girl

    suburban farm girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he lives really close to your house you could maybe cook an extra portion of what you are making for your family and bring him a plate. Let him know you'll be doing it - maybe find out what time he usually eats. He may object, but let him know it would make you really happy to bring him dinner. If his objection was just polite manners, he will probably say OK at that point. (A lot of older people eat their dinner really early in the evening, so this may not work easily if you aren't on the same schedule. If that is the case it could be set up for easy warm up for the next day for him, or you could warm it up and bring it over at his normal dinner time, if your schedule allows for that...) If he still says 'no', (after you tell him it would make you really happy to bring him dinner), honor that. Maybe there is something else you can do for him. And don't forget about him. He may be overwhelmed with offers of food or help right now. You could check back every few days and see how he's doing.

    My dad lives about an hour away from us, and frequently I will cook an extra portion for him when I'm making dinner for the rest of us, put it in a labeled ziploc freezer bag, and bring a collection of meal options with me when I visit. He doesn't cook for himself at all, so it's good to know he is getting at least some good food.
     
  5. krjwaj

    krjwaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree w/ PP. A plate of whatever you're having would be nice. He'd probably like to see a face at dinner time too.
     
  6. blossom hen

    blossom hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with other posters. When my mother was ill recently, I took her portions of our dinners. Usually, she opted to have them for lunch the next day; said it was better than having frozen TV dinners. And she eats only a light snack-type evening meal, because she doesn't sleep as well if she eats much.
     
  7. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    We went over and took his recycling container back, got him his mail and now dh is mowing his lawn.

    I was also thinking of the extra plate idea, we eat early too (early risers!). DO any of you have any single plate disposable ideas? I mean something that is covered and can be cooked on. I have seen tons of bowls etc, but no plates.
     
  8. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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  9. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    I have WHAT in my yard? :

    We went over and took his recycling container back, got him his mail and now dh is mowing his lawn.

    I was also thinking of the extra plate idea, we eat early too (early risers!). DO any of you have any single plate disposable ideas? I mean something that is covered and can be cooked on. I have seen tons of bowls etc, but no plates.

    Not sure if you have a Dollar Tree close, but ours has these divided covered plates that are either 2 or 3 for a dollar.​
     
  10. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We always brought our elderly neighbor a bowl of soup or stew, told her she could freeze it if she didn't get around to eating it. Alot of seniors don't have big appetites, so they don't bother to fix the number of items that would = a balanced meal. I know that our neighbor would "dine" on buttered bread if she was left to her own devices. Poor nutrition can put elders into decline. I recommend anything that puts as many food groups as possible in one dish. Also: don't shy away from the exotic. My lady friend liked fried rice and burritos.
    Bless you for caring.
     

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