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Sending a gift for a life transition

Posted on April 23, 2015

Cooking for large crowds can be a daunting task. Equally challenging can be changing your cooking habits from preparing food for an entire family to preparing for two adults, or an adult and a child due to a change in family dynamic.

When a family experiences divorce, loss of a loved one, a child leaving for college, or a military deployment, where one or more family members is missing from the dinner table, cooking habits have to adjust. This can be a difficult change to make when someone is used to cooking a specific way, with a specific amount of food, for a specific number of people. And it often ends up with an abundance of leftovers that may not end up being eaten as we all know eating the same meal for several days can become boring.

If someone in your life is experiencing one of these changes, consider sending a note of support along with a Meal Gift to let them know you’re thinking of them during this transitional time. The gift of a meal can also help ease the stress of meal preparation that might have taken on a new meaning given the change in number of mouths being fed.

Help them break up the monotony of leftovers by sending a Meal Gift. The recipient doesn’t have to worry about grocery shopping, portions, or preparation. The meal arrives ready at the doorstep to heat and eat. It’s a great way to mix things up during the week when they might be tired of eating spaghetti for the third night in a row because they’re still adjusting to cooking smaller amounts.

If the family are new empty nesters, as they’ve sent their last child off to college, a Meal Gift can serve as a celebratory gift (hooray, you’re house is now officially your own!) or a condolence (It’s hard to see your last child leave the nest). Either way, its a nice way to show someone you’re thinking of them during a transition in their life. For a recent divorcee, a Meal Gift can serve as a way to let them know you support them in their new adventure and also as a way to help ease the pain of cooking for one.
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