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Old 09-24-2013, 05:56 AM   #1
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Taking a meal after surery

Help me decide on something! A friend of ours Dh is having surgery this morning and I'm taking them dinner Friday. Her Dh is as close to a cowboy as you get. Veggie minimum please. Easy on the pocketbook and easy to double as we will have the same thing at home

What should I take them?


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Old 09-24-2013, 07:45 AM   #2
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How about something like spaghetti pie? Or shephards pie? Chicken pot pie, chicken and dumplings might be good- his stomach might not be up to anything too spicy or heavy. I'd stay away from chili or anything like that. If he is a serious meat and potato type you can make slop- brown ground beef with onions, boil some cubed potatoes until soft, mix flour and milk with the beef to make a gravy. Add potatoes, salt and pepper to taste and done. The beauty is you can mix soup veggies into or not, you can serve veggies on the side. Its cheap, quick and tastes good.
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:50 AM   #3
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Our goto meal for strangers is taco soup. It feeds a ton and everyone always loves it - even my friend who normally doesn't like beans asked for the recipe.

Brown 1lb hamburger
Add rotel and taco seasoning and ranch seasoning.
Add undrained: corn, hominy, black beans, pinto beans. Add water as desired (a can or two)

Bring to boil, simmer 1 hr

Feeds around 7 bowls
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Texas Hash and some good bread?

It's a ground beef, rice, green pepper, onion, and tomato dish prepared with chili powder - it isn't spicy but if you added cayenne you could make it spicy. The are lots of great recipes out there for that. It's one of my favorite comfort foods.

My favorite comfort food though is lasagna, and I think it's possible to do that on a budget.

You could get a whole chicken, roast it, bake potatoes. You could make home fries from the potatoes and your friend could just do a quick reheat at home. If you got two small chickens you could roast them at the same time.
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:54 AM   #5
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Re: Taking a meal after surery

Stew. Get a hunk of beef, throw in some veggies, herbs, and a little bit of water and leave it in a slow cooker all day. Serve with rolls.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:27 AM   #6
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Re: Taking a meal after surery

I can't think of ideas off the top of my head, but you can check out this website, it has lots of ideas! (all about bringing people meals)
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