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Aug 2, 2011 08:55 AM

Food to send to a family with a new baby?

My friend across the country is having a baby. When I gave birth she sent me Omaha Steaks meals, which I greatly appreciated because a high protein meal was hard to come by with a brand new baby. Now she is giving birth and I want to return the favor. I would like to do something different from Omaha Steaks, but nothing comes to mind. All I could think of was Harry & David, but they just have fruit and nuts. I would like to send whole meals, preferably something fairly nutritious. I don't have time to cook myself. Any ideas for national companies that I can order food from? Cannot involve much preparation, and can't be obscenely expensive. In short, something along the lines of Omaha Steaks that is not Omaha Steaks,

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  1. Why not send Omaha steaks if you and she like beef?

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    1. re: sueatmo

      I would like to send an original present if possible, not the same thing she sent me. Another thought I had was Edible's not a meal, but at least it's healthy. Maybe I'll go with that if no meal-like suggestions emerge,

    2. i wouldnt send omaha....

      i use
      much much better steaks...
      and other foods as well...

      the last one of edible arrangements i had didnt last long...meaning it started going bad fairly quickly...

      something that would be easy to prepare or is pretty much eat and heat..would be best with a newborn...
      i remember us having some pretty frazzled days..

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      1. re: srsone

        I'd vote for heat and eat, but sometimes when you are frazzled it is eat and heat.

        1. re: GraydonCarter

          heat and eat.....yea...
          edit expired before i noticed that....


      2. Many years ago, after our son was born, we received a gift of a Harry & David's cheesecake. We loved it. We were hosting a lot of guests, who wanted to spend some time with us to see the new baby, but we did not have time for a lot of grocery shopping. It's not nutritious or a whole meal, but I can tell you that years later I still remember the gift and who sent it. If cheesecake is too decadent, then some of the healthier options from H&D or Edible Arrangements would serve the same purpose,

        1. What about a nice place near them that delivers? We did that for friends in another town. The restaurant didn't deliver, but they arranged if for us with a taxi company.

          1. How about some stuff from Zingerman's like the Reuben sandwich kit?

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