Many of us have been here before - newly pregnant and feeling so yucky we can't even think about food. We still desire to care for our husbands and other children (if we have them) and this presents quite a dilemma.
Such is the case of one of my friends here - I took dinner last night and want to do it again next week. I know it is different for everyone, but I'm looking for some general themes to emerge.
I have two reasons for bringing this up - first, I'd love to hear what you COULD eat when you felt this way! I'd really like to do this even once a week for her until she is feeling better, so am just looking for more ideas.
Second, I want to make us aware (if we aren't already) that this is a great opportunity for ministry. Do you know someone who is newly pregnant and not feeling well? I'll share this as a testimony to what a difference this can make: when I delivered the meal last night, my friend said she has had the best afternoon she's had in a long time as far as feeling more herself. And, get this - she said she thinks it is because she knew she didn't have to go into the kitchen at dinner time and figure out what to make for her family to eat!
Lots of people are willing to help after a baby is born - and that is wonderful! But, let's consider offering to help early on when no one else is offering to help and let the more bountiful offers come in when the baby comes.
Here is what I took last night:
A small "bushel" basket came with a plant in it for our yard and was on clearance for fifty cents! This made the perfect way to carry the food to her.
I lined the basket with a small vintage tablecloth. In it, I included Apple Cheddar Soup (Better Homes & Gardens October 2007); fresh baked rolls; salad and chopped tomatoes and Rice Krispie squares. I also included baked waffles (left from our dinner the night before), syrup, sausage and a can of fruit for either breakfast or a second dinner.
Now, I'd love to hear from you - I'm thinking about maybe homemade macaroni and cheese with sides for next week - tell me what you think plus what worked for you!
Shortly after posting this, I started my blog reading for the morning and found this on Biblical Womanhood. So, I'm not the only one thinking about this today!