What to make when you take!

I get asked all the time about good recipes to prepare for people to take to go.  You know…like meals to take to someone who just had a baby, who just moved, someone who experienced a loss or just needs a little help.  So, today, I thought I’d share my favorite recipes to make when I need to take :).
Depending on the situation, sometimes I take the meal hot right at dinnertime…or sometimes, I take it over uncooked earlier in the day with heating instructions.  Either way you do it, as long as you leave a little note with your meal that includes heating instructions, your recipient will love their supper (and you’ll love how simple it they are to assemble!).

(a vegetarian option!)

(made in the slow cooker!)
If you prepare your recipe in the morning and plan on it being refrigerated prior to your friend eating it, then make sure it comes to room temp before you cover and put it in the fridge. I always put my suppers in those disposable pans so that my friends don’t have to worry about giving me my dish back.  
Take them one of these recipes and then round it out with a bagged salad and some rolls and your friends and family will feel so blessed by your gift of supper :).
Happy Friday friends!
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  • Narci September 25, 2015 at 10:32 am

    This is a great list–I never know what to make when I'm taking dinner to someone. love!

  • Rachel Brown September 25, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Thanks Shay! Great ideas.

  • Kjlb37 September 25, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Love it! Thanks, Shay!

  • Nina Fullerton September 25, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Last year, I brought over your slow cooker White Chicken Chili to my friend who had just had a baby… she said it was one of the best things she'd ever tasted! Could have been those post-baby hormones but that dish was a huge hit!! Once again, thank you!

  • Stephanie Ginn September 25, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Your timing is amazing! My friend just had a baby and I offered to bring her a few meals. I'll be using this list šŸ™‚ Thanks!!

  • Stephanie September 25, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    When I had baby #3 last March, a friend brought us your Enchilada Suiza Stack! It was so yummy and so very much appreciated!!!

  • Rebecca September 26, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    I've brought your other crock pot potato soup recipe to someone before! It was so easy to prepare! I always need extra ideas too!

  • Nicole March 1, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Shay! Help! I have a question šŸ˜‰ Typically when you take a meal to someone, do you also bring dessert? Thanks a ton! You make life SO much easier!! šŸ™‚