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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Random Acts Of Kindness Adventure 2015 Week 3




Well, here we are at week three already!
I sure have enjoyed reading what the other participants
have done for their RAKs and I know I've been inspired
by what has been shared!  If sharing brings some ideas
to the forefront of our minds and we can recall them
and even put them into practice in the days ahead,
 then I think this adventure has been a success! 

This week I took a meal to a friend who had surgery.
I just texted her the night before and told her dinner was 
coming the next day so she would be prepared.
I hope her family enjoyed my chicken pot pie!
I've been a recipient of a meal before, especially when
the triplets were born, so I know just how nice it is
to be on the receiving end of this act of kindness! 



I just made double what we were having for dinner,
so it was no extra work at all!
Everything went in disposable containers, so there was no
worry about getting dishes back.
Since it's so cold outside, I left it unbaked and ready to go in the
oven and delivered it early enough that they could bake it
in time for dinner.  And I didn't have to try to keep it hot
during the trip to their home.  Very easy!
I hope they felt loved and appreciated!

If you did an RAK this week, please post about it on your own blog.
Then link up here so we can all share and inspire each other.
Thanks so much for participating and don't forget to 
visit the others!

The link will be open until Saturday evening, 6:00PM EST.








49 comments:

  1. What a great idea! And it looks delicious! I'm sure it was enjoyed and appreciated : )

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  2. Nice one Betsy ~ to give a meal to someone is really special . . . . :)

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    1. When you're the mom, it is wonderful not to have to cook or do the dishes...especially when you don't feel well!

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  3. when I had my youngest child, we lived in a small and very close knit community. They delivered meals to us for two weeks solid. What a treat that was and I was so appreciative. Desserts and drinks included! :)

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    1. Isn't that wonderful? When we had our triplets, we had a month of meals. It was a lifesaver!

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  4. I have been on both ends and its fun both ways. When I was going through my cancer journey in 2009....OMgoodness...we had meals brought in and it was such a delight. I know your friend will just be overjoyed to receive an entire meal and so easy to serve. I love this kind of RAK.

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    1. It is fun to be on either end, isn't it? It's fun to prepare and deliver and then of course, fun to receive! Glad you were taken care of so well during your cancer....made you feel loved, I'm sure!

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  5. Meals are the perfect thing, aren't they? I bet she was so appreciative - one less thing for her to worry about during her recovery. Lovely.

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    1. They are the perfect thing! All of my RAKs revolve around food, I've noticed! haha....well, we all have to eat!

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  6. Sure she appreciated it indeed
    Especially after surgery at her feed
    Not having to cook is soo nice to
    Once a week is all at my zoo lol

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    1. The Once A Week Chef
      would be a seller at best!
      You should write a cook book
      all non GMO at your nook!

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    2. lol would have two pages though
      One would be the copyright to show
      And then that would be it
      People may feel ripped off a bit

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    3. I guess you have a point.
      Might get their noses out of joint.
      Especially if you charged a lot
      then they looked inside and you got caught!

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  7. It's so nice to get a meal in times like that - and it looks like a good one!

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    1. One of our favorites...don't know anyone that doesn't like a chicken pie! ha.

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  8. that is cool...i drove to my hometown to see my uncle who was in the hospital...spent an hour talking with him when no one else was around...he's in really rough shape...liver failure...and with that he can not walk, so he is having to relearn how to walk...oy...going to be a rough road for him in recovery...

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    1. Oh, I'm sorry! How hard for him! It's great you got to visit and had a full hour of quality time with him.

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  9. Lovely gesture Betsy....
    And all done when you overslept!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. It was a fun one, to do...you know I love cooking anyway and it's fun to share!

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    2. We had lunch at our friends home here on Thursday.....
      I took her a perfect pink Primula....
      I too, am a big believer in taking the Hostess a small something♥️
      Enjoy your day Betsy....pouring here!
      And....I am going to speak to the creepy lady, next time I see her!

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    3. Well, see...we are just two classy ladies! But I already knew that! :)

      Can't wait to hear about the creepy lady...she has become a bit of a mystery! Better stand back just a wee bit when you talk to her, just in case! lol!

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  10. Caring for the sick or in this case post-op is a special kind of RAK. The food looks delish. Very nice of you! Sorry, I've pretty much been confined to the house this week working on projects and didn't have the opportunity to do a RAK. Hope next week will present the chance. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Oh wait, I did do something nice for someone this week, but it was online. I don't have time to blog about it this minute, but if tonight is not too late, I'll try to get it done.

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    2. My apologies, I picked up my grandchildren yesterday to spend the weekend with me and I have one sick little boy. Stomach virus! Grody! I'll have a RAK ready for next week. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Yeah, you really can't go wrong with food...we all must eat, so it's a wonderful gift to anyone.

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  12. To prepare a meal for someone that is ill or has had surgery, if a fabulous thing to do. Most men can cook, but when the wife is down...there are so many other chores that need to be done as well. a nice warm meal can help so much!

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    1. Yes, so true....the family can manage but the mom really does make the household run smoothly and things can unravel quickly when she's laid up! This was a fun one for me and really didn't feel like work at all...

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  13. Very nice RAK and that is truly comfort food.

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    1. Isn't it great comfort food? One of our all time favorites. Yum. Thanks, Terra. :)

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  14. I know they sure appreciated that wonderful home cooked meal. So very thoughtful, Betsy. blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Such a simple thing to do...I really should do it more often for people!

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  15. The toughest time of the day for a mom who is ill is dinner time, when you just can't get around to feeding your family. So very thoughtful to take that burden from your friend for even a day.

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    1. It is a hard time of day! It was fun for me to do...just like all of these RAKs....easy and little effort but they mean a lot.

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  16. So this week's RAK involves going to the market. I was invited to my neighbours' for dinner last night. They have a 13-year-old son who I babysat from the time he was born. We are all very close and they often have me over. I also help them out looking after their place/pets when they're away. I try to have things on hand to bring when I'm invited over (they always say to just come and enjoy) but the last few times I have not had something to take. So today I am off to the market to pick up some treats for them! And - thank God - it's slightly warmer today. Yippee!

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    1. I am a true believe in the hostess gift! It's just the right thing to do! Have fun shopping in the balmy weather! haha....and at your friends home tonight. How fun!

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    2. It was last night that I was there for dinner... so it's a belated hostess gift. But hopefully a nice surprise!

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  17. Awww, that was such a sweet thing to do!

    By the way, if you're interested, my latest post has information on how you can get a free Kindle download of a short comic book story I wrote. But you have to act before Monday, March 1st, to get it for free!

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    1. I believe Kindle offers apps so you can view books on other devices... but anyway, I just wanted you to know it was available.

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    2. Ok, thanks. You told me about it on Thursday. Anyway, I think I have a copy of that you sent me a long time ago.

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    3. Oh, great! Forgot I sent you one, doll.

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  18. When I had a death in my family a neighbor brought me a crock pot full of steak cubes in gravy and potatoes. I have never forgotten that gesture which was over 40 years ago. I know your friend was feeling pretty special and good for you.

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    1. You really do remember those kind gestures, don't you? How very nice of your neighbor!

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  19. What a wonderful, thoughtful idea. Great that they could bake it themselves; made it easier for you to transport. I hope to join you all this week for RAK.

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    1. I'd love for you to join in, Mildred! :)

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