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    Default What food do you cook/give to new parents?

    I've got a friend with another baby due soon, and I want to cook something for her, her husband and their toddler to eat in those first couple of weeks. She was so generous when my kids were born - last time she made us a huge lasagna meal, including homemade salad and a frozen (store-bought) garlic bread, plus some sweet muffins for me to snack on - I feel a bit like anything I make will look pitiful compared to that!

    So I'm just wondering - kind of an opinion poll -what do you like to cook (or buy) for your friends/family to eat when they've just had a baby? Or, what might you like to receive?

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    Ooh the lasagne & g bread would be just lovely after giving birth. But otherwise, I'd love big easy to reheat meals like mild curries, savoury minces that I can then put in a wrap or on tacos or eat with anything really, soups would be wonderful, any yummy big casseroles or stews.

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    Casseroles, soups, lasagna, pasta bakes, sausage rolls.

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    Default What food do you cook/give to new parents?

    For me, anything that could be eaten with one hand and not spilt easily. Baked pasta dishes with small pasta (macaroni, penne, spirals etc), fried rice, muffins, samosas/spring rolls etc, zucchini slice, sandwiches, bananas.

    A friend is having a baby shortly and I am going to make her portions of pasta bake, vegie sausage rolls, savoury muffins, sweet muffins, muesli bars and take some fruit too.

    My baby was attached to my breast for 12 hours a day for at least the first month and anything like soup etc was just impossible to eat!

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    Default What food do you cook/give to new parents?

    Quiche is always a good one too. Easy to eat if you're breastfeeding at the same time.

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    Ooh soups, quiche, homemade pizza.
    I'd love to be given those any time
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    Oh and sausage rolls! If you cook them yourself - get sausage mince from a butcher, shred carrot and onion in and brown it on the stove while adding a generous splash of tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce then cool and put in the puff pastry.
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    I really could've gone for some supply boosting cookies! You could always double the batch, bake a batch and then freeze the rest of the batch so she can make more when needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMama View Post
    My baby was attached to my breast for 12 hours a day for at least the first month and anything like soup etc was just impossible to eat!
    That is so true! Just goes to show I've totally forgotten exactly what that newborn haze is like. One handed stuff or stuff it doesn't matter if it goes cold is always good. And comfort food... if someone made me a tray of mac n cheese I think I'd kiss them.

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    Anything that can be re-heated like some meaty casseroles, hearty soups, pasta bakes. After giving birth, its really important for a new Mum to ensure her iron levels are adequate so she has enough energy to look after her new baby. So I'd be packing the meals with red meat, legumes, spinach etc.

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    I went on a feeding frenzy of stuff that I wasn't allowed to eat! Is there anything she is really missing? If someone had arrived on my doorstep with a tub of soft serve ice cream I think I would have kissed them!

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