Have you heard of Take Them a Meal? It is a fabulous website that allows there to be ease in scheduling meals for someone who needs them. It is easily sharable and everyone can see who is taking what and on which day.
I had used the site many times before I realized the founder was actually someone knew! Adina, one of the founders of Take Them a Meal, had gone to church with me years ago–actually her father had been my Sunday School teacher!
So I was thrilled when Adina asked me to share my own “take them a meal” story as well as some of my favorite go-to recipes for when I deliver meals.
I sprinkle flour on the countertop and knead the dough, pressing it down with my palms in a rhythmic motion, before shaping it and placing it into a well-oiled bread pan. The recipe was my husband’s grandmother’s and now that she is no longer with us, it still makes me smile to make her bread.
I’m prepping a meal for a family who recently had their fifth child. The truth is I don’t like making meals to take to others. I like it in concept, but it always feels a bit complicated, to be honest. What to make? When to take it? How to package it all up? Will they like it?
But, I’ve experienced the blessing of meals during hard times and it was such a comfort I’ll always sign up to help someone else in this way if I am able.