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meals to share

cookingofjoy | May 11, 201510:18 AM

I know there are many threads on meals to share. I'm hoping I can get a little advice on what might be helpful (or not) for a friend who is ill. She's a mom of five, and her husband is finishing school and working. Her mom is now staying with them to help out. A group of us are putting together a collection of gift cards. I'd like to do the gift card, but I'd also like to do some meals. My impression is that the gift card is nice, but they'd still have to do the shopping, decide what to get, and finally get it cooked. They don't have a lot of extra fridge space, so I was thinking I could put together the shelf-stable items for say five dinners, put each meal's ingredients in a ziploc with the recipe, and on the bag writing what it would be "chili" and "buy x amt of chicken" or whatever protein. Then they could use the gift card to buy the meat, and then just dump it all in the crockpot.

Here were some of the ideas I was brainstorming-
Chicken tacos (crockpot)
Teriyaki chicken (crockpot)
Brown sugar garlic chicken (crockpot)
Green chile enchilada soup (crockpot)
Chili (crockpot)
Pulled pork sandwiches (crockpot)
Pot roast (crockpot)

So, generally, would this still be too much of a pain/too confusing? Is it better to do just the gift card alone?

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