Humans are a pretty amazing bunch. Even though we’re stuck inside, separated from those we know and love, we’ve still found ways to spread joy and make each other happy! Recently, this spirited defiance has come out in the form of neighborly love; in a young chef cooking for his elderly friend down the road, in an apartment neighbor baking cookies for those living in the unit above her, in a celebrity chef taking to the front lines to help prepare meals for health-care workers.
So, we did what any other recipe-fanatics would do and got nine of our favorite, crowd-pleasing, big-batch foods to share to inspire you to spread joy and give your neighbors the gift of deliciousness. After all, a little kindness goes a long way!
The Classic Casserole
Some people look at a baking dish and see their grandma’s signature casserole- gooey and full of goodness. Others see an opportunity to revolutionize brunch in a few, fell swoops, while others still, decide to do the thing we’ve all been thinking…and make pizza mac and cheese.
The real question is, what will you do?!
Slow Cookin’, Good Lookin’
Ah, the slow cooker. The lazy man’s greatest culinary companion. The chef’s secret weapon – the great equalizer of kitchens the country over. Whatever it is to you, it might mean even more to your neighbors when you surprise them with a socially distanced batch of Cuban Carnitas Nachos, made with love (and plenty of hot sauce).
One Skillet to Rule Them All
When in doubt, skillet it out! At least – that’s what we always say. These scrumptious skillet recipes range from savory to superb and those are just two of the many, many adjectives your neighbors will use when they post pictures of your amazing act of kindness to their respective social media accounts.
Socially distanced special deliveries just became a thing.