And What I Think About It...
I am offering a three-fold bit of advice today.
1. If a friend or acquaintance has had a death in the family, take them some food. Do not hesitate to fix a casserole and bake a cake for them. Take the food along with some paper plates, a bag of chips, and a box of sodas to the bereaved family as soon as possible. They will appreciate it more than you can ever understand until you have been through a family death and funeral yourself.
2. When you fix the casserole and bake the cake, use disposable pans that the family doesn't have to wash and return to you. They have enough on their minds without worrying about your dishes.
3. Make a decision to keep the ingredients on hand for a couple of easy-to-make, easy-to-carry comfort foods. Keep some disposable pans on hand too, so you'll be prepared to help someone through a bad time.