I firmly believe that one of the kindest things you can do for someone going through a season of life transition is to provide a meal. Whether it's moving into a new home, walking through illness, grieving the loss of a loved one or welcoming a new baby, nourishing people physically is such a tangible way to say "I'm here, I care, you matter." I've been on the receiving end and the giving end of providing meals and both ends are equally as wonderful. After the births of my children, it was such a gift to not have to think about what we were going to have for dinner in those first few weeks adjusting to the new normal of life with a newborn. On the flip side, it's quite fulfilling to help organize and prepare meals for friends who are in transitional times.
I responded to a post from a friend on Facebook who was asking for ideas of what to make for a family who'd just welcomed a new baby. I had a lot of fun reading through the responses and decided to do a little poll myself and asked fans on my Doula Jenna Facebook page for their suggestions of favorite meals brought to them or what they like to make for others. I thought it would be fun to share some of them here... WARNING- if you are hungry right now, do yourself a favor and grab a snack. This list is bound to make you salivate.