After Sadie was born last year, a handful of my sweetest gal pals came over to feed us, and it was incredible and humbling and so very appreciated, especially since I was such a hormonal mess sending Jamie back to Kuwait for a couple months. One friend from MOPS brought by a big patch of homemade pancakes and fresh fruit for our family to eat for breakfast, and she explained that breakfast was just as important as dinner and that she knew how hard it would be to make Hadley a decent breakfast while adjusting to life with a new baby.
Wow wow wow wow. I was BLOWN AWAY by her thoughtfulness, and she was exactly right. Breakfast foods were exactly what we all needed!
There are so many occasions besides having a baby where we typically love others with food, though dinner is usually what we first think of. Breakfast is also so important, especially during weary seasons, because it kicks off the day with such necessary fuel. A person who is struggling is much more likely to get out of bed and feed themselves if they have something tasty and already prepared to look forward to.
I’ve compiled a list of six breakfast recipes that would be perfect for bringing to a new mom or a family in need. You could serve these meals to be eaten immediately, or you could freeze them and allow the family to eat it when desired.
A couple quick tips when bringing food to others:
1.) Don’t forget to write a quick note with instructions for cooking times, storing details, etc. Also consider attaching an ingredient list if there are potential allergies in the family.
2.) Consider sending the meal in disposable pans so that the family doesn’t have to worry about washing dishes and storing them until they’re able to get them back to you. You can buy disposable pans in many sizes for cheap cheap cheap in the paper plates, cups, etc. aisle.
Six Breakfast Ideas to Bring to a New Mom
I made them last year for Jamie’s birthday breakfast last year, and they’re dynamite!
I’ve brought these cinnamon rolls along when we’ve visited out-of-town friends, and they’re always a huge hit.
I think I’ve made this recipe approximately 400 times. It’s excellent and pretty darn hard to mess up!
I made a batch of these last year that Jamie devoured in approximately four minutes.
Let’s keep the list going! Have you blogged about a delicious breakfast recipe? Please share it in the comments!
Is there a certain meal someone brought you at some point that you remember specifically and were extra grateful for?
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