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Old September 9th, 2007, 15:34
Taggart Taggart is offline
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As I get older, I find certain foods from my childhood very nostalgic. There are a few kinds of meats prepared locally where I grew up that I've never found anywhere else.

I think these foods remind us of family gatherings, using our senses of smell and taste, especially over the holidays.
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Old September 15th, 2007, 11:50
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Another option, of course, is to call the person who is bereaved and say, "I'd love to bring over some food for you. What sounds good right now?" That puts the person who is grieving in control and gives them a choice about what they'd like to eat.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 21:12
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Default Easy food, not empty food

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One of the things that tends to happen with grief is loss of appetite and motivation to prepare food. When one is part of a large community and can tolerate the presence of others, this is taken care of because people will cook and take food to the groef stricken to aid their recovery.

Not everyone can, or should, tolerate others being around when they are this vulnerable. What sorts of dishes or foods to you think they should buy, that have high nutritional value, but don't require tons of preparation?
I think the best things to have around during a hard time are veggie trays, cubed cheese and sliced lunch meats, and whole grain crackers or bread. You can go to the fridge and get out just a couple pieces, put them on plastic plates (you don't need to think about dirty dishes) and don't feel awful if you end up throwing it away if you can't bring yourself it eat it. It's not perfect nutrition, but better than all fast food or nothing at all.
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Old April 1st, 2008, 15:28
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Usually people bring food to the house and mostly it's ookies and cake, I think that the sweets are supposed to remind us of the sweetness of life.

When my uncle died my aunt refused to let anyone ook for her and the people who came to visit her. She wanted to keep herself as busy as possible and she felt comfortable in the kitchen.
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