Just this past week TBSPEric and his wife welcomed their first child Arthur (or Art for short) to the family.
It's been a pretty exciting time for them. I often hear from friends with families that the first weeks after a newborn arrives are some of the best, but most stressful. Wanting to help out a bit, I thought...what could I bring the new parents to make things a little easier? How about something to eat! I decided on this highly rated Family-Favorite Macarconi and Cheese.
I made it with some really excellent gouda cheese, and added a bit more salt and a dash of cayenne pepper. See my variation here: Homemade Mac N Cheese. So, what makes a great gift recipe?
1. Easy to re-heat. You don't want to have to do a lot of work to get it ready to eat. Try one of these great easy to re-heat recipe:
2. Something they've been missing. Sushi is a great example of something you should avoid when pregnant. Bring the new parents something they haven't been able to eat in a long time.
3. Finger-foods and easy snacks. Having easy to heat meals is great, but something you need a little snack here or there at 4am. This brownies-on-a-stick-recipe is absolutely amazing and perfect for easy one-handed consumption. Here are a few more to try:
Have you ever shared a meal with a new family? What are the best recipes you've either given or received as new parents?