Nothing Beats Homemade
Last week, I shared an Instagram story about my go-to meal that I am always making as a “drop off” for friends and family. Whether you are under the weather, just had a baby, or have hit overwhelm and just need a little love from a friend, this is my game-changing go-to. It’s easy, super filling, and there are always leftovers (a huge HUGE win).
When sharing, I mentioned that my best friend, Betsy, just had a baby boy–her third baby!! So I was dropping off dinner and flowers for her newly minted family of five. Y’all blew up my DMs with questions. I was laughing so hard, because I’m not sure I have ever gotten so many DMs about anything–ever. So after replying to them all, I decided this needed a place on the blog for reference.
There are a few reasons why this meal is a great one for a drop off, but first and foremost is that it’s allergy-friendly. Most of my girlfriends cut dairy out of their diets for the first few months while nursing, so this meal is DAIRY-FREE. It’s also gluten-free and soy-free. Plus, it’s pretty kid friendly. If all else fails, the bigger kids can eat the rice and the brownies, because you can only do so much when there’s a new baby in the house, ha! But the third reason why I love this meal is because it is SO GOOD. The flavors are excellent. I love anything that is super lime-infused, so this meal is right up my alley. I always double it so that we’ll have dinner that night as well. It’s one of those meals that just works.
Also, I always stock up on throwaway containers. There are some really great biodegradable ones out there! I wish I would have had these last week, but I was in a pinch. But trust me, Ryan works in recycling technologies and he gave me the side-eye on the tins I used… ha! I’ll do better next time. 😉
Okay, let’s get to the recipes….
What I Drop Off
Coconut Lime Chicken – This recipe is amazing, trust me. Although I always add more lime juice. Also, it’s very good topped with guac… just sayin’.
Jasmine Rice – Nothing special here. I just make a TON of rice and follow the directions.
Roasted Broccoli – Again, nothing special here, just a bunch of broccoli tossed in olive oil, salt, and roasted on a sheet pan at 350 until the edges are crispy!
Brownies – FROM. A. BOX. Because I have yet to make a homemade brownie that tastes better than a boxed brownie… but the added sprinkles really do take it up a notch.
Guys, that is it. Seriously, so easy, nothing too fussy, and really good. I hope you enjoy delivering this combo as much as I do!