Friday, March 2, 2018

Meal Train

When my son*in*law's dad passed away,
our girl, Stacy Leigh, signed up for a MEAL TRAIN to let
all of us that wanted, so so much, to help in any way
prepare a meal for their family.

I jumped right on that train...
Hearty Beef Stew
 



with meat, veggies and cornbread muffins,
along with a fresh veggie tray,
they had a worry-free dinner that night....
and it made ME feel like I helped in a tiny way.


and, OF COURSE, a dessert....
this is a DELICIOUS 
Strawberry Pie 
that I will give you the fabulous recipe for in my next post.

Allowing us to help in this way made things so much easier for
this beautiful family 
and with all the good foods already prepared for them each day
for several days, made certain these with broken hearts
were still eating well balanced meals.

32 comments:

  1. It's still common here in Canada to take food over to a grieving family, but this is the first time I've heard of the practice being formalized and organized into a "Meal Train" -- good idea!

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  2. That's always such a great thing to do. The pie looks amazing!

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  3. I love Meal Train. We've done that often for friends going through something really significant. It's a great idea -- keeps it so you can kind of rely on something for a given night or know if you have to punt.

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  4. How about sharing the recipe for the slow cooker Hearty Beef Stew. Everything looks so pretty and good, too.

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  5. First time I have heard of a Meal Time. We do take food to help out when some one passes. Your food looks so delicious. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  6. We do meal trains in our church for new Mom's & Dad's and a few other events.

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  7. These are the meaningful gestures that mean so much as you know so well. Glad that you were able to minister in this loving way.

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  8. What a lovely idea and I'm sure much appreciated. :)

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  9. What a great idea! I am sure that they loved the meal you prepared for them.

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  10. This is such a wonderful thing to do! God Bless you my friend. Hugs, Diane

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  11. I love the meal train idea. How sweet and heart felt is this. What a wonderful dinner you prepared for them. You know what that is like to lose someone special and I am sure these meals with help the family as they are grieving. Love the desert too. You are the best.
    Kris

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  12. I love the idea of coordinating the food deliveries. A lot of times families receive help the first few days and then nothing. This makes sure to get them through with support. What a beautiful idea!

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  13. That pie looks really good

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  14. How generous and kind - and what a fabulous meal....that pie!! YUM!

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  15. Meal train helped friends and even friends of friends bless our family with meals after my surgery.
    Hugs,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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  16. Oh my, looking forward to that recipe.

    You are a sweetie to help out.

    God bless.

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  17. I love it when communities, friends and family step up like that. You're absolutely right, when we help others it makes us feel better too.

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  18. BJ,
    I remember when my Dad passed away. There was so much food that it was unbelievable. Since my sister and I are stress eaters, I remember gaining 10 pounds in a week after my Dad died......Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving such a kind comment on the post about my Dad.
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  19. A meal train...what a great idea.

    I, like you love corn bread with beef stew. Yummy!

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  20. So practical and appreciated. That strawberry pie is calling my name.

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  21. "Meal Train" sounds so perfect. Most people bring food the first day and then nothing after that. Your meal will certainly be welcome ... looks so good and you go wrong with stew and cornbread. I love cornbread muffins too.
    God bless you and the people you are serving.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  22. Meal Train “happens” around here too. . .
    The least we can do . . .

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  23. Meal Train “happens” around here too. . .
    The least we can do . . .

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  24. That was a wonderful think to do for the family. How much better that is then giving it all in one day. A true blessing in my book.

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  25. A wonderful way to help the family for a few days or a week. So nice not to have to think about fixing a meal at such a stressful time. I know you put a lot of love in the food you took to them and I am sure they felt it.

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  26. How sweet and thoughtful of you and your family to do such a wonderful thing for a grieving family in their time of sorrow. It must've helped to not only have a good meal prepared, but warm friends dropping it off too.

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  27. Had never heard of a 'meal train' before but it makes so much more sense than having a dozen casseroles dropped off at the same time and then having them go to waste. Your dinner looked delicious!

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  28. I love the idea of an organized Meal Train!
    And your meal looks divine.
    I am anxiously awaiting the recipe for you pie. : )

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  29. Such a beautiful way to offer help during a difficult time.

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  30. This is so thoughtful and kind, BJ. It's always a big help to the families, in times like these... plus, I know your delicious food had an extra secret ingredient, love!

    Blessings to you and yours, Net

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  31. So sorry about the death in your family. It is so nice when people chip in and send meals. Your stew and corn bread sound and look wonderful.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  32. What a sweet think to do. I think taking dinner to someone bereaved is such a loving way to show you are thinking of them. Bless you BJ!

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xo bj