Inexpensive and Easy Dinner Ideas For Others
One of the greatest gifts we can ever give to others is blessing them with a meal. It’s the one thing that bears a burden on a mother’s heart when she isn’t feeling well or isn’t able to cook her family dinner. Dinner can be a serious burden to others, even when we are feeling great! So, lets take the opportunity to be a blessing to those around us, when they are in need, we can provide them with a hot and delicious meal.
As I get the opportunity to bless others with meals, I will share them below. I will also share links to recipes on my blog that are inexpensive to make. Enjoy!
This is my go-to favorite meal to take others. There is a lot here, but it’s so easy to put together. Here’s the breakdown of this fun semi-homemade dinner:
- Rotisserie Chicken – get the jumbo one from Smart & Finals for $6.99 or one from Costco or Sam’s Club for $4.99
- Bagged Salad mix with dressing – around $2-3
- Loaf of Bread – around $1-1.50
- Homemade Flavored Butters – 1 stick of butter mixed with honey and cinnamon for the sweet potatoes, and roasted garlic and rosemary for the bread.
- Baked Potatoes – I baked purple sweet potatoes from Sprouts, they are fun, different, and a real treat
- Triple Chocolate Brownies – boxed brownie mix with chocolate chips, and 1-minute stove top chocolate frosting. (The frosting recipe is on my website on my Honey Almond Cake with Chocolate Frosting recipe.)
- Local Bakery Item – I always try to include a breakfast item for the next morning. These local cinnamon rolls from Hodel’s are a family favorite, and I was taking this meal to my niece.
- Special Gift For Big Sister (or Brother) – my niece has a 2 ½ yr old daughter, so she needed a new coloring book, I’m just sure of it. 😉
I also love taking my friends build your own taco salad ingredients, or baked potato bar with fun add-ins. Think outside the box, but also make it easy for them to enjoy.
More ideas for taking a meal to others include: