what should I cook for friends why they deal with an extended illness?
July 5, 2012 3:59 PM Subscribe
Food recommendations, recipes, anecdotes and other suggestions for friends with a long illnesse?
posted by Blisterlips to food & drink (13 answers total)
I saw this question
and was hoping for a little more.
For the next few months a close friend is going to be going through chemotherapy. She is the cook in the house, and it looks like her husband has already resigned himself to cold hot dogs and bread for the time being. I want to help.
We’ve received the go-ahead to bring food over (I am a good cook). So far she’s preferred raw vegetables for a few days after the treatments, so I’ll be bringing over raw soups and a variety of undressed salads for her. What I’m not 100% sure of is what would be easiest for her spouse.
I’m looking for:
1. Comfort food suggestions that are not too smelly, but are very easy to reheat. These don’t have to be vegan or vegetarian.
2. Suggestions for cold soups that are vegetarian (vegan preferred but I can totally make adjustments.) other than gazpacho.
3. from people who have experienced long illnesses in the family- other suggestions that I might have overlooked because I haven’t been in their shoes. Was thawing frozen meals a pain? Was there something that you found to be particularly time-saving? Were individual meals good or was it easier with just big cassarols of food? were cassaroles intimidating?
thanks a ton.