Help from my Spark Friends
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Hello Spark Friends.
The worst thing ever happened while I was on vacation and now I need some help/advice. Warning-the story is sad :(.
When I got back from vacation on Tuesday, Jan 4th I found out that one of my co-workers and friend had just lost her baby boy on December 23rd :(. He was just 10 months old. We are a pretty close work group (7 people total). When I got in to work a co-worker (Josh) told me so that I wouldn't accidentally ask how her vacation was. I inquired as to what had been do so far (cards, flowers etc.) and nothing had. I think she asked there to be no formal announcement to the overall group (~50 people). So later that same day Josh and I went out and got flowers and a card, we needed to do something and our immediate boss hadn't done anything yet. Our little group of 7 all signed the card.
I also went and talked to her letting her know if she needs anything I'm here for her. But I really want to do more.
During our small group meeting (she was no in attendance) we asked our boss what we should do. Most of us are American, the boss and mother are Chinese, so we wanted to be aware of any cultural specifics. Our boss said we could bring in food for her to take home since she isn't really cooking. At home there is her, her 3 year old daughter, her husband, her sister, and her sister's son (also 3 years old).
Now to what i need help with:
I want to make the family a food that is easy to eat/reheat, holds up well, is kid friendly, and travels well.
I know the husband only eats Chinese food, but I can't really cook Chinese so I'm not going to let that stop me from making something.
I know the mother and daughter are not lactose intolerant (they both like cheese!).
Also if you have any other ideas, suggestions, anything please pass them along.
Thank you all so much!