So many times when our friends, neighbors and/or coworkers are faced with a life-altering event, one of our first thoughts is to bring them a covered dish or casserole so the last thing they have to worry about is preparing meals for the rest of their family. I know that I’ve been on the receiving end more than once and was grateful for all of the food people brought me.
Recently, my neighbor Connie underwent back surgery. Right before she was getting out of rehab, another neighbor, Mary (who heads up our neighborhood community watch program), sent out an email asking several of us if we could take Connie meals while she was recovering. But instead of having people sign up via numerous email messages and phone calls, she directed us to this fantastic website: Take Them a Meal (http://www.takethemameal.com/). Take Them a Meal makes meal planning for others a breeze — it’s easy to use and it’s free.