Meals I’ve made for my sister & her husband after they had twins
links + small things
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!
Breakfast Burritos – I just scrambled eggs with peppers and onions, added cooked bacon, then rolled them into a burrito with shredded cheddar cheese
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!
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!
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