Meal Idea for New Parents (or anyone else you want to take food to)

On April 29, my brother and his wife welcomed their first son, B. He’s the first grandchild in our family and my first nephew!! Hubby and I were able to go to the hospital and meet baby B when he was about 12 hours old. He’s such a cutie and we instantly fell in love with him.

Last weekend was their first weekend home with the baby, so I went over there to help out. I watched baby B (who was napping) while C and J took a nap. I also cooked them dinner while I was there. I wanted to bring a meal that I could leave with them as well. Most people bring over casseroles or other freezer meals that new parents can heat up very easily. I wanted to do something a bit different. I decided to bring my crockpot French dip sandwiches.


I packaged it all up so they could prepare this any day they wanted to. I seasoned the meat with salt and pepper and wrapped it twice with saran wrap then once with foil. I then mixed all the liquid ingredients in a large jar. I cut a little circle out of decorative paper to put on the top and hand-wrote the instructions for them. I also brought a bag of rolls and some provolone cheese (forgot to include it in the pic).


The nice thing about this option is that they can freeze the meat if they want and have this after the rush of people bringing food passes. I also gave them a bag of frozen chocolate chip cookies. I just mixed up a batch of my favorite chocolate chip cookie dough and portioned them out using my cookie scoop and froze them on a cookie sheet. Once they were frozen, I threw them in to a ziplock bag and wrote baking instructions on the bag (I did this before with some M&M cookies too. That way they could pop a couple in the oven to have freshly baked cookies any time they want them!

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6 Responses to “Crockpot Tamale Pie Recipe (Bookmarked Recipes)”

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    Amy Kingman — January 20, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Mmmmmmmmmmm, so warm and yummy!

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    bensbaby116 — January 20, 2009 at 2:17 am

    I would be excited about the crockpot too. 🙂 This looks like a great recipe!

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    Joelen — January 20, 2009 at 5:03 am

    Can’t beat the ease of crockpot meals! This looks great and hearty for the winter!

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    Julie — January 20, 2009 at 8:33 am

    That’s a pretty cool gift, and the tamale pie looks great too. I got some stupid little pin at 5 years. No idea where it is now.

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    Steph — January 20, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    I totally want to make this. Great spin away from the typical crock pot recipe!

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    BR Guest Host — January 23, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Wow, hard to believe that recipe was made in the crockpot! It looks incredibly delicious and comforting.

    Thanks for contributing to this week’s Bookmarked Recipes.

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