I considered making dinner for them, but these days, I'm a little short on time. And in reading some blogs, I found out that many moms craved good, healthy food and yummy snacks after days of hospital meals. They wanted food they could grab at any time of day or night to keep up their energy and spirits.
I loved the idea—it was easy to put together and helpful too. S and I lived together for a year in college and for two years in Chicago, so I found it wasn't too hard to identify some of her favorites. I tried to go for variety—a mix of healthy and indulgent, savory and sweet, things that both she and R would enjoy.
Since the blogosphere inspired me, I thought I'd pass this idea along. And I'd love to hear if you all have other creative ideas and ways to help out new parents! Here's what I came up with:
Small loaf of bread
Mini loaves of banana bread
Ghirardelli dark chocolate squares
Mint Milano cookies
Bailey's-flavored coffee creamer
San Pellegrino Limonata
Mini bottle of sparkling wine
|Bailey's-flavored creamer, Ghirardelli dark chocolate, mint Milano cookies|
|Greek yogurt, cheeses, a small loaf of bread, crackers, San Pellegrino Limonata|
|Blueberries, strawberries, and pears|
|A mini bottle of bubbly to celebrate the occasion|
|And a second layer...|