Monday, April 25, 2016

Recipe Round Up: April

I have a fun collection of recipes to share with you today.  We were really fortunate to have several meals delivered to our house this month from new friends and family so I thought I'd share them with you.  I didn't try any new recipes this month.  I was busy with taking care of myself, a newborn and my family.  It was such a relief to have many dinners dropped off and not have to worry about grocery shopping and preparing food for my family every night.  A new mom's dream come true :)

Everyone dropped off food in disposable containers, most asked for food preferences/allergies of my family members and ran their food ideas by me first.  Everything was delicious and made dinners so easy for me this month.  We often had left overs and got two meals out of one dish.

Here are some GREAT meal ideas for new moms, anyone recovering from surgery or any family in need of a little extra love:

Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas
(Similar recipe here)
black beans
chips & salsa
Dark chocolate chunk brownies for dessert

 My sister brought some delicious, unconventional things that she'd knew I'd love:
Mrs. Schae Bars
(recipe found here)

 Strawberry Pie & a can of Redi Whip

She made me some pancakes to freeze and have on hand for easy breakfast options.  No one else brought me breakfast and it was so nice to pull a few out of the freezer each morning for an easy breakfast.

 You can't go wrong with comfort foods like
Chicken Pot Pie
served hot and ready to eat.

Premade salad mixes and fruit salads were always welcomed sides.

Hawaiian Ham Sandwiches
(similar recipe here)
 These were so good and really easy for me to heat up for dinner.
My friend paired them with a yummy vegetable soup.

 Papa Murphy's Pizza Extravaganza
  A friend texted to ask our favorite pizza toppings and then showed up with these delicious pizzas.  She got our favorite, a dessert pizza and then a Mini Murph (kid sized pizza) for Olive to DIY.  It was so much fun!  We loved this dinner and Olive had a blast making her own little pizza.


  Baked Pasta
rigatoni noodles, sauce, ground beef and mozzarella cheese
Frozen & ready to bake whenever we needed it
My MIL asked us to tell her our two favorite meals that she could make for us.  She brought up this baked pasta & her famous chili.  We froze both and pulled them out as we needed them.

Delicious Take Out
pick up your favorite meal from your favorite restaurant and deliver it to your friends.
Beef stew & bread made for a tasty dinner

All the fixins for
My dad grilled chicken, my mom got all the fixins chopped and ready for us.  She also shredded a bunch of chicken for us to make dinner prep that much easier.  We froze both and pulled them out as needed. 

Linking up with two of my favorite cooking ladies today:

Whitney @ Come Home for Comfort
 April New Recipes

and Katie @ Cup of Tea
Menu Monday - New Recipes to Try
Head over to their blogs to see what delicious meals they've been preparing.

We've also started a Pinterest Board called
New Recipes We've Tried and Loved!
Be sure to check it out and get some great ideas for meals at your house.


  1. Meals being delivered are such a blessing in those early weeks!

  2. I think you've got a professional pizza maker on your hands! Looks delicious! I'm gonna have to try those bars too, they look great! :)

  3. These are all such wonderful ideas! You have some wonderful friends and family! I know you loved being able to focus on your family and not have to worry about food for a bit.

  4. Oh my goodness- all of these meals look so delicious!! How wonderful to be loved on like that and not have to worry about dinner those first few weeks after Fletcher arrived!! Hope you have a great week friend! :)

  5. So nice that you are having meals being delivered to you. I didn't have any of that with either of my births really and can see how that would be a HUGE blessing to someone, especially after having your second baby! I've been thinking of you lots lately!

  6. I hopped over to your blog from Perks of Ponder. First off, congrats on your baby. The fact that you can keep up a blog while taking care of a newborn puts you in the Rock Star category! Like you, I was so thankful for friends that brought dinner after the birth of my kids. Thanks for sharing your ideas! Yum!

  7. That is awesome that you have such a great support system. It makes all the difference!!!! Everything looked so yummy!! :)

  8. Wow you ate nicely thanks to all your sweet loved ones! Doesn't that make you feel great?!?!

  9. How cute is little Olive?! You hit the jackpot with people who love you! Meals make such a difference and those all look so delicious! I'm going to check out several of the recipes you linked to :)


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