Q: I have a friend who recently lost her husband, and I would like to give a sympathy gift. She has a toddler, and I would rather give her something that would be useful instead of things like flower arrangements. Any ideas for food or kitchen-related gifts?
Sent by Zoe
Editor: I can think of nothing better at a time like this than the gift of a few good meals, especially those that your friend can simply pull from the freezer and re-heat. If you don't live close enough to stop by with freezer dishes, think about putting together a box of non-perishable foods like granola bars, soup mixes, and cookies.
Readers, what suggestions do you have?
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