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Thread: Meals for Elderly Father

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    a regular here Demshine's Avatar
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    Has anyone used Magickitchen.com for home delivered meals?

    I have been cooking for my elderly father for about a year now, and am looking for an alternative. He doesn't cook, and has no interest in learning (he's 84 years old).

    Breakfast and lunch are under control, it is dinner that we are trying to figure out. My 2 sisters and I are going to have him over for dinner a couple nights...but doesn't anyone else have any ideas?

    Oh, one sister is vegan. The other sister would rather go out to eat than cook.

    Thanks for any ideas! :roll:

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    Cook meals ahead, freeze them so DD can shop through his freezer and microwave his dinners? :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Cook meals ahead, freeze them so DD can shop through his freezer and microwave his dinners? :D:D:D
    That's what I've been doing for over a year now. Looking to get out of the "job" of doing this. His freezer only holds about 24 single serving freezer containers = 3 weeks of food. So I'm cooking every three weeks :?

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    What a nice daughter :thumbup: A big chore, so hopefully you can come up with a better solution.

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    You may have local options that are less pricey. There is a local company where people can go to create several meals in a couple of hours. It's set up assembly-line style. Here is a link to one in our area:
    http://www.letsdish.com

    There may be one with an option to create individual meals.

    I think this would be considerably less expensive than having meals shipped in. The three sisters could take turns once a week going in and assembling a week's worth of meals for your Dad.

    Edit: I started looking at some of the details on the website, and I see that they have ready-mades. That might be an even better option for you. I think at this particular place they change the menu every week.

    Disclaimer: I haven't actually done it, but I know this place has been in business for about 5 years now so there must be lots of other people that use it!

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    At his age does he have any contact with the services? Maybe he would qualify for some extra help from them, and take a little of the responsibility off you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    You may have local options that are less pricey. There is a local company where people can go to create several meals in a couple of hours. It's set up assembly-line style. Here is a link to one in our area:
    http://www.letsdish.com

    There may be one with an option to create individual meals.

    I think this would be considerably less expensive than having meals shipped in. The three sisters could take turns once a week going in and assembling a week's worth of meals for your Dad.

    Edit: I started looking at some of the details on the website, and I see that they have ready-mades. That might be an even better option for you. I think at this particular place they change the menu every week.

    Disclaimer: I haven't actually done it, but I know this place has been in business for about 5 years now so there must be lots of other people that use it!
    Great idea, only too far away :cry:

    I'm in California ---west coast. Looked on the website, and they don't offer an option for delivering/mailing the meals and no stores at all in California.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
    At his age does he have any contact with the services? Maybe he would qualify for some extra help from them, and take a little of the responsibility off you?
    the only thing I found was "meals on wheels" which delivers meals to his house...but he has to be homebound and unable to drive ----- which he is not.

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    Does he qualify for meals on wheels???

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    Found this that might help you locate a similar business near you:
    http://www.easymealprep.com/main/direct01.php

    Did a control/f on California and found 11 matches (with some of those having a chain of stores). This will at least give you some names to check out.

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