Rather than fuss over grocery shopping and preparing a meal, it’s not uncommon for older people to settle for an apple or a bowl of popcorn when dinner time rolls around.
But choosing such convenience over proper nutrition can have serious, negative effects on a person’s mental and physical health. Home-delivered meals could be the answer.
Several years ago, Home Helpers of Hinsdale teamed up with Casey’s Market in Western Springs to find a solution to this problem. The result is Kate’s Comfort Food.
Kate’s Comfort Foods are created and prepared by Kate Jones. Like so many other children of aging parents, Kate noticed her own mother had gone from preparing big meals for the family to rarely stepping into her kitchen. She designed the Kate’s menu with her mother, and her mother’s recipes, in mind.
“This is comfort food that people know and love,” said Kate. “It’s a menu that will provide them with motivation to eat.”
Favorites like pot roast, Salisbury steak and chicken rice casserole are among the dozens of meals, soups, sides and desserts available on the Kate’s menu. Most dishes contain a main course, vegetable and side dish, all at an average cost of $7 per meal.
Individually packaged meals are frozen for quick and easy preparation in the oven or microwave. Kate’s customers can stock up, knowing a fresh, hot meal is always just a few minutes away.
Home Helpers offers home delivery of Kate’s meals every Tuesday and Friday. To place an order, just take a look at the menu and call Home Helpers at (630) 323-7231 to place an order. Your first delivery is always free. After that, each delivery is $5, regardless of how many meals you order.
Kate’s meals are tasty, satisfying meals. But just like mom used to make, these meals aren’t intended for those with dietary restrictions
“They are dishes that you ate while you were raising your family. It’s what your wife cooked,” Kate said. “It’s as nutritious for the soul as it is for the body.”