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Meals to Drop Off For New Moms [or anyone else!]

April 22, 2021


Erin Schrader

After you’ve had a baby, a surgery, or just going through a tough time, there’s no better feeling than having a friend say “I’m bringing dinner over.” One less thing to worry about, and a happy belly equals a happy heart as far as I’m concerned!

We’re frequent “can we setup a meal train for you?” people here at LIY, so we wanted to share a few of our favorite recipes for doing just that! Easy to make, and great for a family to enjoy! Plus, they can easily be prepared in disposable dishes so there’s no need to return anything afterwards [lookin’ at you crockpots]! While we know pastas are a great casserole type dish to drop off, we’re not going to include many here since those tend to be people’s go-to! Hopefully you can find some new ideas here! Happy cooking!

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Hot Chicken Salad Casserole

One of my favorite comfort foods, this hot chicken salad is sure to bring a cozy night to any new mama / family! This recipe makes a good amount and is great leftover – you can eat it plain or serve on top of a croissant as a sandwich! Because this is a heavier dish, I would advise pairing it with some lighter options such as a green salad, fresh fruit, and croissants or garlic bread! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes


  • 1.5 lbs Boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredded [this should equate to around 4 cups]
  • 1/2 Cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 Tbsp diced onion
  • 1 Cup mayonnaise
  • 1 10.75 oz can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 Cup slivered almonds
  • 1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 8 oz can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1 1/2 Cups coarsely crushed potato chips, plain or ruffled


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 casserole dish [ideally disposable so they don't have to return it!]

  2. Combine all ingredients together except for the salt and potato chips in a large bowl and mix well.

  3. Add salt to taste [keep it light – around ¼ teaspoon should do you well!]

  4. Transfer mixture to the greased pan and sprinkle the crushed potato chips on top!

  5. Bake for 25 minutes and serve warm!

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This is my family's lasagna recipe that I've always loved! I love that I can make it for immediate eating or freeze it to eat in the future! I also like to make it into smaller ⅓ disposable pans for drop off, with 1 pan cooked and ready to go, and the other two ready to go in the freezer for future meals!

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour


  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 1 box box lasagna noodles
  • 2 Cups mozzarella cheese – shredded
  • 1-2 lbs sliced swiss cheese
  • 1 large jar pasta sauce
  • Fennel seed
  • Dried basil


  1. Preheat the oven to 350.

  2. Boil water and cook the lasagna noodles until soft. [I usually cook 12 to make 4 layers].

  3. While noodles are cooking, brown sausage in a pan over medium heat.

  4. Once sausage is brown, mix in pasta sauce and fennel seed over low heat. You can add as much fennel and basil as you like to taste! I probably do about a tablespoon of each!

  5. Once everything is cooked, put a small layer of the sauce on the bottom of a 9×13 pan.

  6. Begin layering – 3 noodles, sauce, swiss cheese. Repeat until you’ve used what you have, finishing with mozzarella on top!

  7. Top with mozzarella cheese.

  8. If cooking to eat immediately, cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes!

  9. If freezing or refrigerating for future cooking, cook for about 1 hour when you're ready to enjoy!

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I make this chili regularly! Especially during the colder months, but it’s a great, easy, meal to enjoy year around! For new Moms you can transfer it to their crockpot or have it in containers ready to freeze!

Servings 8 people


  • 1 lb Ground Beef (I use ground turkey!)
  • 2-3 slices bacon
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1/2 bell pepper
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1 can tomatoes with juice
  • 1 Cup beef stock
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1/2 can tomato paste
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 4 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cumin


  1. Brown meat in skillet on medium-high, add to crockpot

  2. In a different pan, cook the bacon until crispy. Crumble and add to crockpot

  3. Chop Pepper and Onion, Cook the chopped onion and pepper in the bacon drippings for about 5 minutes or until onions are translucent. Add to the crockpot.

  4. Add in the drained beans, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, beef stock, and water.

  5. Season with chili powder, garlic, oregano, cumin, basil, salt, pepper, and paprika. Stir to blend, then cover and simmer over high heat for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Switch to low heat for another 2 hours or as long as you desire.

  6. After the first 2 hours, taste, and adjust salt, pepper, and chili powder if needed. The longer the chili simmers, the better it will taste!

  7. Take to a new Momma in your life!

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Boobie Bites

If you’re dropping off a gift for a friend who is a new mom and breastfeeding, these are great treats to help boost supply [and taste great!]!. I also love these without the brewers yeast just as an every day snack otherwise!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Refrigerator Time 1 hour


  • 1 Cup old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/2 Cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 Cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 Cup shredded coconut
  • 1/3 Cup honey
  • 1/2 Tbsp Brewer’s Yeast
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 Cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Combine the dry ingredients first:  oatmeal, coconut, chocolate chips, Brewer’s Yeast, and flax seed.

  2. Add the peanut butter, honey, and vanilla and turn your mixer on low (or stir together).

  3. Refrigerate mixture for at least one hour.

  4. Remove from the refrigerator and roll the mixture into small balls.

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Tomato Pesto Tortellini

If you want to share some love with a friend, but don’t have time to cook, pick up ingredients for this toss together style meal to drop on the doorstep with the recipe below!

Prep Time 0 minutes


  • 32 oz carton Pacific Foods Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup, or other tomato soup
  • 7 oz carton Basil Pesto
  • 1 pkg refrigerated tortellini pasta
  • 1 pkg shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Bring soup to boil.

  2. Add tortellini and cook for the number of minutes the package suggests.

  3. Stir in half of the pesto.

  4. Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, and a throw together a bag salad to complete the meal!

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Pulled BBQ Chicken

This pulled bbq chicken recipe is so simple to throw together in the crockpot, and then it can be moved to disposable containers for immediate eating or frozen for later reheating!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours


  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Italian dressing
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • salt


  1. Season chicken breasts lightly with salt and place in crockpot.

  2. In a mixing bowl combine BBQ sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Stir until well combined.

  3. Pour over chicken, cover and cook on high for 4 hours.

  4. Shred with forks and continue to allow it to sit in the sauce for 10 minutes

  5. Serve on buns, over a salad, with rice or alone!

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Recipe Rating

  1. Margaret Daniel says:

    1 star
    I think you forgot the chicken in the hot chicken salad. Surely it’s not just mayonnaise and cream of chicken soup with a few add ins.

  2. Lu Ann says:

    Love this post! We all need new ideas for meals to drop off to new moms!

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