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    Default I don't know what to make

    So i have a friend who has just had a baby, she also has a 2yr old son and is really struggling. I asked her what i can do to help and she mentioned a meal would be great, something she could just reheat.

    I am more then happy to make this happen, how ever i have a question.

    Do i make something my family eat or do i ask her what she would prefer?

    We are on a short pay week so ideas for something cheap and reheatable would be great.

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    If she's struggling I'm sure she would be happy with anything. What a lovely friend you are

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    Thanks, I am more then happy to help anyone who needs it. I might raid the cupboard and freezer and see what i can create!

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    What a lovely friend you are

    I'd do something basic, easy, cheap and will go a long way. Something like a sheperds pie or lasagne? I can get about 8 portions out of either using 500g of mince and bulking it out with whatever veggies I have lying around.

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    I'd make a big batch of bolognese sauce. Then she can just whack on some pasta while it is being heated up, and should be a fairly safe bet for everyone to eat it, and not too expensive for you either.

    I'm sure she would appreciate anything though, what a lovely friend!

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    A big quiche. We've had a lot of meals brought to us for the same reason over the last month and this was one off them. Chuck it in the oven to re-heat. Literally nothing to wash up at all plus it's good for a BF mumma aswell with the eggs in it

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    Big pot of minestrone. Nice & healthy & can eat one-handed.

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    I think things that store well in the fridge or can be frozen are good.
    I second things like containers of pasta sauce. Easy to zap in the microwave and cook some pasta.
    Lasagne, sheherd's pie, meat pie, quiche, slow cooked meals like lamb casserole.
    Anything that takes less than 15 mins of cooking time I think is great. Or anything that you can chuck in the oven and leave for a while.

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    I agree with soup. Are you good at baking? Snack things like muffins/slice as well? Easy to grab when you need?

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    Not that it's cheap or cooking, but my saviour after kids was a leg of ham I had in the fridge (born near Christmas). I had ham sandwiches, ham on toast, eggs and ham... It was so versatile! I realise this doesn't help you but someone might read this thread and say hey that's the perfect gift for my friend.

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