5 Ideas to Brighten a Family's Summer
 
5 Ideas to Brighten a Family's Summer     Posted By: Lindsey Shantz, Customer Service Specialist on Jul 17, 2018
Going through a difficult time is never easy. For a family with children at home for the summer, experiencing an unexpected illness or death in the family can be especially challenging. Even something as [...]
 
 
Taking a Meal During Summer
 
Taking a Meal During Summer     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Jul 10, 2018
I always look forward to summer because we have a break in the school schedule, but I also tend to forget that it's also fairly busy. Some of the busy is "fun" busy, but our [...]
 
 
The Most Important Tip for Your Outdoor Party
 
The Most Important Tip for Your Outdoor Party     Posted By: Lindsey Shantz, Customer Service Specialist on Jul 3, 2018
We are definitely in the summer season of backyard BBQ's, scrumptious church picnics and sizzling hot days and of course family reunions too. Numerous details go into [...]
 
 
Meaningful Items During a Difficult Time
 
Meaningful Items During a Difficult Time     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Jun 26, 2018
Recently, a friend of our site, Ruth Newquist, shared the following with us: "My husband died 6 years ago. I appreciated everything people did for me. But..... I had lots of paper products and lots of fried chicken. Someone in my husband's office [...]
 
 
Taking Them Breakfast
 
Taking Them Breakfast     Posted By: Maureen Witmer, Director of Outreach, TakeThemAMeal.com on Jun 19, 2018
When I think (with deep gratefulness) about all the meals I've received over the years, a few stand out in my mind. Surprisingly, it's not the meals with the [...]
 
 
My Favorite DIY Project Using a Pasta Jar
 
My Favorite DIY Project Using a Pasta Jar     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Jun 12, 2018
Six years ago, I shared this DIY project for a decorative jar and it was an instant favorite. I was folding a HUGE pile of laundry one day and was inspired by a [...]
 
 
Shoofly Pie from a Prized Shenandoah Valley Collection of Recipes
 
Shoofly Pie from a Prized Shenandoah Valley Collection of Recipes     Posted By: Lindsey Shantz, Customer Service Specialist on Jun 5, 2018
While I love the convenience of recipes online, cookbooks hold a special place in our home, especially "Mennonite Country-Style Recipes & Kitchen [...]
 
 
3 Essential Ingredients for Successful Meal Delivery (that you have never thought of before!)
 
3 Essential Ingredients for Successful Meal Delivery (that you have never thought of before!)      Posted By: Sarah Beckman, Author and Speaker on May 29, 2018
Many of us struggle to get our own family's dinner on the table each day, so the thought of adding a meal for a friend in need can [...]
 
 
Care Package Ideas for a Child with Cancer
 
Care Package Ideas for a Child with Cancer     Posted By: Maureen Witmer, Director of Outreach, TakeThemAMeal.com on May 22, 2018
According to St. Jude's, about 175,000 children ages 14 and under are diagnosed with cancer each year. If you are looking for ways to care for [...]
 
 
Tis the Season for Asparagus and Family Memories
 
Tis the Season for Asparagus and Family Memories     Posted By: Lindsey Shantz, Customer Service Specialist on May 15, 2018
If you haven't noticed, we are quite fond of asparagus at TakeThemAMeal.com. In fact, we like it so much the 'L' in our logo is an [...]
 
 
Vacation Meal Planning Made Easy
 
Vacation Meal Planning Made Easy     Posted By: Maureen Witmer, Director of Outreach, TakeThemAMeal.com on May 8, 2018
Every other summer, my extended family plans a big trip together. We often rent a large house on a beautiful [...]
 
 
Surviving Mother's Day
 
Surviving Mother's Day     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on May 2, 2018
The year after I lost my dad, I learned that Father's Day and Mother's Day can be as heartbreaking as they were once joyful. These days are a [...]
 
 
Caring for Yourself as you Care for Others
 
Caring for Yourself as you Care for Others     Posted By: Lindsey Shantz, Customer Service Specialist on Apr 24, 2018
We all have our tough seasons or days and some are tougher than others. While taking care of your self may seem like a luxury, the reality is it is a [...]
 
 
Give A Box of Sunshine
 
Give A Box of Sunshine     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Apr 17, 2018
I don't know if you agree, but this winter has felt especially long! As a result of a recent sad time at our house (that I'll write about in a future post), a thoughtful [...]
 
 
Clean Eating Recipes
 
Clean Eating Recipes     Posted By: Maureen Witmer, Director of Outreach, TakeThemAMeal.com on Apr 10, 2018
Many diets come and go but one current eating trend seems to be here to stay: clean eating. Clean eating is being mindful of [...]
 
 
Hummingbird Cake, a true Southern classic
 
Hummingbird Cake, a true Southern classic     Posted By: Lindsey Shantz, Customer Service Specialist on Apr 3, 2018
I have to first admit I'm typically not a cake fan. I'm more of a pie person. However, this Hummingbird Cake recipe from my great [...]
 
 
Questions to Ask a Meal Recipient
 
Questions to Ask a Meal Recipient     Posted By: Maureen Witmer, Director of Outreach, TakeThemAMeal.com on Mar 27, 2018
Often, we set up meal schedules for those we know best - close friends and family. But what happens when there's someone in your life who you [...]
 
 
From Our Farms to Your Friends
 
From Our Farms to Your Friends     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Mar 20, 2018
Over the years, we have heard from many of you who want to comfort a friend with a homecooked meal, but you live in a different [...]
 
 
5 Ways to Care for Someone in the Early Days of Grief
 
5 Ways to Care for Someone in the Early Days of Grief     Posted By: Maureen Witmer, Director of Outreach, TakeThemAMeal.com on Mar 13, 2018
A TakeThemAMeal user recently wrote to us that grief is a "strange monster." That really resonated with me, particularly in the way it [...]
 
 
Breakfast Pizza (plus tips to involve kids in the kitchen)
 
Breakfast Pizza (plus tips to involve kids in the kitchen)     Posted By: Lindsey Shantz, Customer Service Specialist on Mar 6, 2018
I have already started a family cookbook collection for my two kids (they are only 11 and 8) because I want to be able to pass on the [...]
 
 
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