One of my family members is about to give birth, and we are all so excited! I was going to just go to our local gourmet supermarket and buy a few bags of prepared food but I’ve finally got some free time the next couple weekends so I’m thinking of making some stuff for mom and dad-to-be.
I’m looking for things that fall into certain categories. Mom-to-be is and always has been a picky eater with some texture and flavor aversions. She loves pasta and basically any carbs, chicken (breasts and boneless only), and will eat beef in some forms. No fish, no pork except bacon, and certain random things will not appeal to her. Most veggies are ok. Dad-to-be is a meat and potatoes guy but will eat absolutely anything, so therefore I’ll be cooking more for her tastes. He made an enormous stock pot of tomato sauce so I will be staying away from anything in that vein (usually baked ziti would be my go-to). I am also looking for items that are easily snackable and grabbable, and finally I really do not want to spend a ton of time on fussy preparations, and given her preferences anything that takes that long to make she probably won’t like anyway!
Here’s what I was thinking so far:
-Smitten Kitchen mushroom marsala pasta bake (I’ve made this for her before and she liked it so I figure this is pretty safe) OR Ina pesto pasta salad (I feel like this may be better because it doesn’t need to be heated)
-Ina veggie frittata- thinking of making these as mini muffins as suggested in the other thread
-Smitten breakfast apple granola crisp OR pear and almond oven oatmeal
-Tater tot chicken chicken pot hot dish- seems like the kind of comfort food meal I’d like if I were them (http://mynameisyeh.com/mynameisyeh/2015/4/tater-tot-chicken-pot-hotdish)
-Ina buttermilk cheddar biscuits (a favorite of hers)
-Melissa Clark marmalade meatballs- I just found this recipe and it says “picky adults will go nuts for them”- and they seem poppable
-Mini muffin of some sort that’s semi-healthy? Maybe zucchini?
Does anyone else have any ideas? Any moms and dads out there care to share their favorite meal or snack someone brought to them when they brought home their little one?
Thanks in advance!!!