soup and bread

 

Written by Lexie Graf

 

When a family loses a loved one, keeping up with the demands of everyday life becomes difficult. However, when someone dies, life doesn’t stop. Laundry still needs to be done, dishes need to be washed, and meals need to be cooked.

 

That’s why one way to help someone during their time of grieving is to make them meals they can easily heat up. Casseroles and slow cooker meals are the perfect options, and they make great leftovers!

 

Below are a few recipes that will brighten their day.

 

Eggplant Parmesan with Feta

This hearty casserole is perfect for families with vegetarians. The blend of eggplant, basil, Parmesan cheese, and tomatoes will make you want to steal a bite. Though the recipe list looks a little long, it will be worth it knowing that you’re providing a delicious meal for a family during a tough time.

 

Find the recipe here.

 

Mexajita Chicken

Is spending hours in the kitchen not your forte? Well then, this slow cooker recipe is perfect for you! Not counting the salt, pepper, and oil, this recipe only has four ingredients.

 

When making slow cooker meals for a family, be sure to use slow cooker liners for easy cleanup and provide disposable dishes. If you want to be extra helpful, make sure you’re the one that picks up your slow cooker when they are done with it. Don’t place the burden on the family to return it.

 

Find the recipe here.

 

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

If you know the family has children or picky eaters, try this classic recipe. This large dish is savory, delicious, and has plenty of cheese to go around considering it serves 6-8 people! If you want to get a little fancy, add bacon bits and chopped scallions.

 

Find the recipe here.

 

Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes

Chicken and potatoes are always a safe bet for a tasty meal. This recipe calls for all sorts of herbs and spices, making it a truly special dish to pass on.

 

Find the recipe here.

 

Overnight S’mores Lasagna

Perhaps you want to treat the family to something sweet. Look no further than this chocolatey recipe! This “lasagna” takes a fun spin on the classic s’more, and it sure is decadent!

 

Find the recipe here.

 

What are your favorite casserole and slow cooker recipes? Share them by commenting below!