Thursday, May 10, 2012

Food for New Moms is Thoughtful

New Baby Taco Box from theKitchn

Someday I want to do a whole series of posts here about thoughtful gifts and gestures for new moms.  But rather than save this clever and awesomely packaged idea for when I get around to doing a whole series, I thought I would just go ahead and share it with you now.  Besides, judging from the large number of people who seem to be born in April and May (my birthday calendar is full!), the number of baby showers that have occurred in the past two months, and the number of people I know who are due this month or next, I think this is pretty timely.

Apartment Therapy's theKitchn blog shared this clever New Baby Taco Box, and I love it--the presentation, the thoughtful details, and the post itself, which shares "Tips for Feeding a New Family with a Baby" and even some recipe links.

This made me think of mi amiga Mexicana Monica, who is due in June . . . but I would want her to make the tacos, so I think that would defeat the point.  And I won't be in Texas to deliver a taco box to her at the appropriate time anyway (sadness--maybe I will send her a pizza!).  But--that brings me to my friend Erin who shared a great recipe for pork tacos with me--maybe she could take a taco box to Monica in my absence?  :)  She would do it up so well anyway.  She brought me the yummiest enchiladas after Linc was born, and she thought of everything--all the way down to the fresh homemade guacamole. (Ay!)

The taco box could be reinterpreted in so many ways--the main thing is that it's very thoughtful to feed new moms.  :)  What are your favorite new-baby meals to make for a friend?  If you're ever in need of food ideas, I have another friend (no, really) . . . Nikki's blog Pennies on a Platter has given me lots of great recipes over the years, and I bet it will inspire you too.  One of these days I am going to ask her to chime in here on the blog--I love taking meals to moms and sick friends, but I am not the best at coming up with ideas for what to make.  Nikki seems to have plenty, and she's helped me out several times when I've been inspiration-less.

Case in point:  Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos (how about a taquito box!)

I hope this post leaves you inspiration-full.  :)  Go forth and feed your postpartum friends!

Now I am craving tacos/itos . . .


  1. Mmmm, I'm hungry now, too. I guess it's time for me to have another baby. Haha, just kidding. Cute idea!

  2. Perfect timing! Erin Westbrook-Dickerson just had her baby yesterday! NO ONE STEAL THIS IDEA FOR HER...I AM CLAIMING! :-)

  3. GREAT idea! We had friends who brought us a meal when we moved in to our home in California...they packaged it in a tray lined with picnic blanket patterned napkins, plastic servingware, and paper plates. Another friend packaged up a make-your-own personal pizzas. So fun!


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