Meals I’ve made for my sister & her husband after they had twins

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FIRST OF ALL: my sister had twins and they are so cute. It’s so sweet to see Liam, my 3-year-old nephew, enjoy them too! TWINS! I’m still in shock.

My mom stayed to help with the transition for a while but after she left I wanted to step in and lighten the food prep load at Lauren’s house. I thought about how hard it can be to come up with meal ideas even with 3 older kids and decided that I didn’t want to make her come up with food ideas while she was caring for newborn twins and a 3-year-old.

The first week I was cooking for them I sent her a menu of 9 different options. I focused on breakfast and dinner options. She picked 3 things, and I made them and dropped them off for her family to eat that week.

Since then, I’ve sent her menu options every week or so, with a little break in the middle due to some sickness around my house, and it’s been a great way for me to help and support her if I’m not able to physically be at the house.

We’ve jokingly called this role that I’ve taken on Kiki’s Katering! In case it’s helpful, here are a few kitchen tools that I have and use all the time!

Here are a few things I’ve made that have been a success!

Lemon Pepper Panko Chicken

Parmesan Spinach Orzo

Breakfast Burritos – I just scrambled eggs with peppers and onions, added cooked bacon, then rolled them into a burrito with shredded cheddar cheese

Caprese Salad

Mexican Taco Chicken – a few chicken breasts, a packet of taco seasoning, and a jar of salsa in the crockpot for 6 hours on low. Shred and enjoy!

Breakfast Smoothies – just made a mix of fruit, spinach, protein powder, almond milk, and banana


Caprese Pasta Salad – same ingredients as the salad above, but instead of bread I swapped in pasta!

Southwestern Quiche

Angel Food cake with Strawberries – box mix + fresh strawberries when they were in season here!

I hope some of these recipes are helpful to you if you’re cooking for someone you love, or simply cooking for your own family!

Curious about the details of my kitchen? Read this post!


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Julie says · 07.01.23

That is so thoughtful of you. I am getting ready to spend two weeks with my daughter after she gave birth to her second baby , mainly to help with the 2 year old. I am planning on doing some meal prep to stick in her freezer that she can use when I leave. I will try some of theses recipes.

Lauren says · 07.01.23

Love your sandals! Can you share the brand? Thanks!

Amanda Lenweaver says · 07.05.23

Thanks! They are Birkenstocks

Gwen says · 07.01.23

You’re a sweet and very thoughtful, helpful sister!

Karin says · 07.02.23

Thats so sweet. My sister did something similiar. She came once a week and brought lunch for me for the next day. It really meant a lot to have this help:)

Kelly says · 07.03.23

Such an awesome thing to do for your sissy!!
I make something similar to your Mexican chicken tacos. But, I also add a little fresh cilantro and the juice of 2-3 fresh limes. It’s AMAZING and my whole family devours them!

Michele says · 07.03.23

I do the Mexican Taco Chicken, too…but for the last half hir I’m the crockpot, I throw in a brick of cream cheese. So good! If you’re looking for a variation, it’s a good one!

Danielle says · 07.08.23

I can only imagine how grateful they were!

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Anne Marie says · 07.10.23

This is such a loving thing to do! Nothing better for a new mom. The meal ideas sound delicious!

Rach says · 09.05.23

You 2 are so lucky to have one another!! I lost my kids Aunt last year from a very long year of fighting brain cancer…I miss her love and support w/all my ❤️
Take care!