I was browsing through the blogs I subscribe to and came across Jill’s post for this week over at The Diaper Diaries and I got an idea to piggy back off of her post and stick my 2 cents in.
So, she was saying how she has all these food storage containers in her trunk that she has to return to their owners (she recently had another baby a few months ago and was blessed by friends / family with meals to take some of the workload off her) and that she feels it’s best to use disposable containers versus nice dishes / tupperware. She also has a few really cool tips for the “giver” of the meals so pop over and check her post out!This way the receiver of the item does not have to worry about returning it. Another plus is the giver doesn’t have to worry about asking for it back!
Now, if you must use one of your nice bowls or casserole dishes that’s fine, but make a note (not a mental one, we all know that at one point or another we suffer from short term memory loss and for folks like me who suffer from CRS – can’t remember spit, it’s just pointless to even try to commit it to memory) and post it on the fridge stating what dish you sent and who you sent it to. That way, when you go looking for it, you’ll know who to call if you can’t find it!
My other point is this – if you are on the receiving end of a dish that must be returned, you NEVER return it empty. At least that’s what I’ve been told. You don’t have to put food in it if you don’t feel like cooking, although there’s nothing wrong with putting something from a nice restaurant or bakery in there! I’ve put things like gift cards to their favorite store (I even gave one to the grocery store one time), prayer cards, bookmarkers, a popular paperback, a dvd, crossword / sudoku puzzle books, a nice pen, stationary, something cute I found at the local dollar store – well you get the point. Think about the person who gave you the dish, then put something in it that they would like. It’s even great when you give something you made, a poem you wrote or even a personalized Thank You card telling the giver what a blessing they were. Remember, you don’t have to try and match the value of what you were given with what you are giving back – it’s the thought that counts.
Don’t forget to mosey on over to Rocks In My Dryer to see more of WFMW posts! Bye ya’ll and have a wonderfully blessed Wednesday!