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feeding a new mother...


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feeding a new mother...

augustiner | Sep 24, 2008 04:01 AM

i know i've seen threads about this before, but i can't seem to find any of them. i apologize if i'm rehashing an oft covered topic.

a friend of mine just gave birth to her first child the other day. it was a rather difficult birth, and the new mommy is gonna be tired and drugged up for awhile. i want to make a few meals for the new family, that can easily be reheated and eaten at least twice. meals that might replenish a spent body and help make healthy milk for the little one. the daddy is no cook, believe me.

so here are my ideas so far:

shepherd's pie
quiches, frittatas, and the like
roast meats that can turn into sandwiches
a trial bowl of korean miyok guk, or wakame soup, traditional for new mothers. but potentially she might think of it as a slimy bowl of ick. healthy, though! my sister was forced to eat vats of it when our mother visited her after she had my niece. my poor mother simmered bones for hours to make this soup, but unfortunately, my sister just doesn't like the taste. too bad i don't live in texas, since i would've eaten it all...anyways, back on track:

ok so i'm at a loss. a lot of these ideas are heavy, rich, and quite fatty. i just want to make a few healthy but substantial meals until the new mommy recovers enough, but i'm short on ideas. i think i will make the shepherd's pie, though...and i made a lovely julia child quiche recipe tonight...but that came out of the oven with a film of shimmering fat.

any ideas? again, sorry if this has been gone through before. maybe i don't know what to search for. weather-wise, it's currently very warm here in san francisco but that could change tomorrow.

any new moms out there? what would you have wanted me to make for you?


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