Meal ideas for a friend having surgery

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A friend of mine is having major surgery next week and a few of us have decided to make meals for her and her family to help them out. I would love some ideas for healthy meals that can easily be transported. I'm coming up blank. They're Jewish and don't keep kosher, but she doesn't eat pork.
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Last edited by Nallia; 11-28-2011 at 04:28 PM.
I remember when I was younger and my mom had surgery. My aunts and some of her friends did something similar to this.

I remember them bringing homemade things that could be frozen and heated later in the oven or just eaten that day.

Chicken Pot Pie
Lasagna
Casserole

You could also bring some sort of bread rolls or salad (the kind in a bag, that's easy) if you wanted.

I also remember one of my aunts coming over to make pizzas with us. She had small individual sized crusts for my sister, my cousins, and me to make and put whatever toppings we wanted. That was pretty fun because she had allllll kinds of stuff I've never even heard of (at that age all of knew of was cheese pepperoni and "grown up" pizza) to put on a pizza. She also made a larger pizza to have for later. I don't remember if she froze that or not.


Anyway, your friend is lucky to have friends like you all!
Anything that will keep well and freeze easily will be appreciated. Casseroles are a godsend in this type of situation.
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When my sister had surgery and chemo and people fixed them meals, she (and the kids) really appreciated things that could be easily reheated and weren't all mixed up together--taco fixings, chicken with rice or noodles on the side, etc. The casseroles rarely went over well because there was always something (olives, onions, peppers) mixed in that one or both of the kids didn't like. Things like lasagna, that we think everyone likes, are only good if the whole family eats red sauce. There was a lot of food that went to waste or went home with her ex-husband because it just wasn't kid-friendly.

Since this probably isn't a surprise for your friend (at least I hope it's not), my recommendation is to ask your friend exactly what they like and don't like. I also recommend putting a cooler on her front porch so she doesn't feel like she needs to answer the door or talk to people if she doesn't feel like it.
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Well, I don't make casseroles, so I wouldn't know what to make anyway in that respect. I think I will ask her when I see her tomorrow at school.

I LOVE the cooler idea, thanks!
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This is a bit off what you are asking but I will share.

When a co-worker was going through chemo and surgery, we asked about her favorite restaurants. We collected enough that we were able to send several gift cards to several places-everything from pizza and fast type food but also Italian and sushi.
Her husband carried them in his vehicle and she said she called him and told him what sounded good that minute (because it could change quickly) and he ordered, picked up and paid with the gift card.

She commented later what a treat that was. Just another idea especially if you are going in with others who do not cook. It would give them an option in participating in with those who are making the home cooked meals.
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Sometimes after surgery there is some nausea/and or lack of appetite. Good idea to have lots of drinks available, like apple juice and sodas. My mom always wanted something that would go down easily, like soup and often ice cream. I know that melts, but maybe you can work it out.

Very nice thing to do for your friend!
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Soups - chicken noodle, vegetable, wedding, etc. Or chili can be great this time of year, too.
Shepherds pie. Always shepherds pie. It's my favorite and easy to make, reheat, and eat almost anytime.


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Shepherds pie. Always shepherds pie. It's my favorite and easy to make, reheat, and eat almost anytime.

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When my dad was going through chemo I made broth based soups for him all the time. Chicken noodle was the best. Plus it freezes well. You could make a big batch and freeze it in parts.
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