Food to bring your favorite patient

Some of our favorite foods to bring your favorite patients

Soups

Chicken Noodle

In a stockpot add enough water to cover a whole chicken
Add 3 chicken bouillon cubes
Cover and let boil for an hour
Remove chicken and place on cutting board
Add a chop of chopped celery and carrots to the broth and let simmer
Pull meat from chicken and add it back to the broth
Add a bag of egg noodles to the soup and let boil for 10 minutes
Ready to serve or let stand and you can easily freeze it for later

Maryland Crab

2 (14.5 ounces) cans of diced jalapeno tomatoes
4 cups of beef broth
2 cups water
1 cup frozen lima beans
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup of fresh green beans
1/2 pound of claw meet
1 pound of back fin or jumbo lump meat
3 Tablespoons of Old bay
Hot Sauce

Combine and cook for at least 30 minutes

Corn Chowder

Boil 5 ears of corn for about 10 minutes, then remove kernels from the cob and set aside
Boil 2 Yukon Potatoes for about 10 minutes, remove skin and dice, and then set aside
Half 2 Anaheim chilies and remove the seeds, set on a rack and broil for 10 minutes until
skin starts to flake off, peel the skin off, chop the chilies and set aside.

In a large saucepan, sauté ½ small chopped onion, ¼ cup of diced celery and ½ cup of diced
red pepper for about 8 minutes. Add a teaspoon of salt.

Stir in chilies, potatoes, corn, 2 cups of vegetable stock, 1 cup of milk and pepper.

Simmer 25 minutes

Top with cilantro and oregano before serving.

Vegetable Beef

In a crockpot, cook roast over night. Remove excess fat before adding the following
1 teaspoon of salt
¼ teaspoon of pepper
¼ teaspoon of parsley
¼ teaspoon of marjoram
¼ teaspoon of celery salt
¼ teaspoon of basil
¼ teaspoon of hot sauce
5 beef bouillon cubes
2 large cans of stewed tomatoes
1 can of corn
1 can of lima beans
1 can of green beans
2 diced Yukon potatoes
1 small can of peas and carrots
Add water as needed
Cook for about 6 hours on low heat

Other Meals

Shrimp Tacos

Sauté together 1 seeded chopped jalapeno, 3 chopped garlic cloves, and 2 Tablespoons of
chopped onion in a skillet with 1 Tablespoon of olive oil.

Add 1tsp of Coriander, 1tsp cumin, 1 teaspoon of chili pepper and a dash of salt after they
are cooked.

In a 9×13 backing dish spread 2 pounds of peeled and deveined shrimp in one layer. Spread
the sauté of the top evenly.

Squeeze juice from four tomatoes and 2 limes over the top and sprinkle with cilantro.

Bake 10-15 minutes at 350 stirring occasionally. When they are pink and the backs split they
are done.

Serve with taco shells and any toppings you like

Chicken Casserole

Cook 4 chicken breasts

Pull the meat apart and place on the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish

Cook 1 cup of white rice according to instructions and place the cooked rice over the
chicken

In a pan, sauté 3 Tablespoons of chopped sweet onion

After the onion cooks, place in bowl with 10 1/2 ounces of condensed cream of chicken soup,
½ cup of grated cheese, 1 bunch of broccoli chopped

Stir together and layer over chicken and rice

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes

Mac N Cheese

Boil a box of elbow pasta

In a pot, heat together a bag of grated cheddar cheese, ¼ cup of flower, garlic salt, 1 cup of
milk

Combine cheese mixture and noodles in a mixing bowl

Spread into a 9×13 bake dish

Sprinkle with Panko

Cook for 10 minutes at 350 degrees

Sides

Easy Corn Bread

1 package of Jiffy Corn Bread mix
8 ounces of cream corn
2 eggs
¼ cup milk (might not need that much)
Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes

Veggie Explosion

Through it all together…

6 cooked ears of corn, remove from cob
16 ounces of frozen edamame
2 cups of cooked green beans cut into 1 inch pieces
1 cup of halved cherry tomatoes
½ cup of chopped red onion
1 seeded jalapeño chopped
10 chopped basil leaves
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup red wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon honey
salt and pepper to taste

Salads

Arugula
Goat cheese
Candied pecans
Grilled chicken

Spinach
Strawberries
Blue cheese
Salmon

Kale
Gorgonzola Cheese
Sliced Steak

Cubed French bread
Diced tomato
Chopped basil
Tossed in olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Spring Mix
Cubed roasted beets
Goat cheese
Scallions

Food to Bring the Kids

Breakfast
Bagels
Cereal
Doughnuts
Quiche
Cut Fruit
Pastry

Lunch
Sandwich bread: Deli Meat and cheese or peanut butter and jelly
Platter of Chick-fil-A nuggets
Frozen Iindividual pizzas

Dinner
Rotisserie Chicken
Ready to Cook Pizza
Spaghetti
Chopped up Fruit
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Bread

Gift Basket Ideas

“Snacks”
Chips
Pretzels
Cheese-Its
Chocolate
Peanuts
Cookies

“Morning”
Muffins
Pastries
Bagels and Cream Cheese

“Fruit”
Apples
Oranges
Pears
Grapefruit
Bananas

“Lunch”
Cut up Fruit
Rolls
Chicken or Tuna Salad
Chips
Cheese
Crackers

“Favorite Things”
Magazines
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Music
Tiny Wine Bottle
Blanket
Journal

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