Sunday, September 23, 2012

Give the Gift of a Meal......

What a wonderful gift to receive a meal when your home is out of order...
death, sickness, new baby, hospital duty, parent duty, or just too much going on...a gift is just that!!Take Them A Meal Blog

Here is a wonderful site to help you organize your meals for a friend and it also has ideas for meals to take to that someone special. I have friends that have use this site and received meals from this wonderful plan too!

Take Them a Meal and here is an example of listed recipe all ready for you to prepare and take...

Crunchy Browm Rice Crust Chicken Pot Pie

Serves 6
This is a delicious alternative to traditional chicken pot pie. The Parmesan melts into the rice to create a tasty crust, but omit the cheese, if you like.
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus more for greasing 
  • 1 tablespoon butter 
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces 
  • 1/4 pound sliced button mushrooms 
  • 2 teaspoons chopped thyme, divided 
  • 1 large carrot, chopped 
  • 1 rib celery, thinly sliced 
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour 
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth 
  • 1 cup whole milk 
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice or brown and wild rice blend 
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika 
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a 9-inch pie dish with oil; set aside
Heat oil and butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink, 4 to 5 minutes. Add mushrooms, 1 teaspoon of the thyme, carrots, celery, onions, salt and pepper and cook until just tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add broth and milk, stir well and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer until very thick, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine rice, cheese, paprika, remaining 1 teaspoon thyme, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
Stir peas into chicken mixture then season with salt and pepper and transfer to prepared dish. Scatter rice mixture evenly over the top then arrange dish on a baking sheet to catch any drips. Bake until bubbly and crust is crisp, about 30 minutes.

Let me know if you have ever used this site OR if you are planning to use it to help coordinate meals for a will be fun to see the results!!

Blessings all for a healthy and gift giving week!!


  1. I have never heard of this site. Gotta go check it out. This chicken dish sounds fantastic.

  2. What a great idea! Thanks for posting the recipe - I've pinned it so I can remember to use it next time I take a meal. blessings, marlene

  3. I've not heard of the site, but it looks interesting.

  4. This site is new to me...thanks for sharing it. I love the recipe you have included. We have gone wheat free and feel so much better. I will try this recipe. Thanks!

  5. I love this recipe...adjusted it a little for our taste! Just wanted you to know!!!!


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