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Best dishes for shut-in, ill mother-in-law

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Best dishes for shut-in, ill mother-in-law

sagestrat | Mar 24, 2009 07:44 AM

My mother-in-law is very ill and heading home after a couple of weeks in the hospital. I'd like to keep her fridge full from week to week with dishes that her home health aide can easily heat up in the microwave and that will keep her interested in eating. She's in her 80s, Jewish, and lives in Brooklyn, so it's probably best not to compete with the hundreds of great Italian restaurants. Any suggestions for good soups, quiches, and casseroles? I'd like to keep it healthy but still very tasty.

Thoughts so far:

Chicken soup
Mushroom-barley soup?
Tomato soup?
Butternut squash soup?

Entrees
Mushroom casserole
Tuna casserole?
Quiche
Stuffed cabbage

Nigella's brownies (she definitely has a chocolate thing so she can have a treat)
Muffins

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