One tangible way we can show support for Andy & Jane is to feed them well. Here is a schedule for people who’d like to drop off a meal for our friends. To sign up, post a comment and we’ll update the body of this page. Thanks for providing for them in this way!

*Special instructions:* Jane and Andy could use meals for 2 adults. Food for Simon is taken care of through grocery runs. Feel free to call before you stop by to deliver food if you want to make sure someone is home. There is a good chance someone will be around during the day, and almost certainly someone will be home every evening after 5:30 to be with Simon while he sleeps. Per doctors instructions, now that Ramona is home they have to keep visitors to the bare minimum. Meals are a great gift to them and another way you can serve them is to be aware of time. A quick drop off is a huge gift to this exhausted family as well!

If any out-of-towners want to get in on the food-providing fun, post a comment and we’ll set you up with some options.

Also, note that we will periodically be deleting comments just to make this page and the sign-ups easy to read.

If you want, post what you’ll be making so we can avoid bringing over six batches of chili. I’ll keep the page updated with the menu.

We thank you for all of your love and support!

|Fri 16|Shelly, Janel|
|Sat 17|Karen, Lisa|
|Sun 18 lunch delivery|(already assigned)|
|Thurs 22 lunch delivery  |Erin L.|
|Fri 23|Laura F.| (Italian)|
|Sat 24|derek & Linda B.| (stew)|
|Mon 26|Juliet & Greg| (ChapChae & pizza)|
|Wed 28|Ann & Jon B.| (chicken curry)|
|Fri 2|Tom & Wendy|
|Sun 4|Rachel C.| (Mexican)|
|Tues 6|Brad F.| (chili)|
|Thurs 8|Peggy B.| (Mexican)|
|Sat 10|Diane| (quinoa & salad)|
|Mon 12|Carol K.|
|Wed 14|Stephen J.|
|Fri 16|Kim & George|
|Sun 18|Judy H.| (Puerto Rican)|
|Tues 20|Hans & Dina L.| (Parsnip Soup & Reuben Sandwiches)|
|Thurs 22|Kelly G.| (Italian, carry-out)|
|Sat 24|Rick & Susan F.|
|Mon 26|Suzanne P.|
|Wed 28|Suzanne P.|
|Fri 30|Janel T.| (carry-out)|
|Mon 2|Kerry & Eric|
|Wed 4|Gillian G.|
|Fri 6|Kirk & Regina| (Chinese)|
|Sun 8|Eva|
|Tues 10|Suzanne & Benji| (chicken)|
|Thurs 12|Val| (chicken)|
|Sat 14|Nicolle H.| (lasagna)|
|Mon 16|Max|
|Wed 18|Deborah| (breakfast for dinner)|
|Fri 20|Anne E.|
|Sun 22|Jean & Jay C.| (pork loin)|
|Tues 24|Dina| (grilled honey-lime chicken)|
|Thurs 26|Stephen J.|
|Sat 28|Suzanne & Benji| (barbecue)|
|Mon 30|Juliet & Greg|
|Thurs 3|Molly P.|
|Sun 6|Janel| (special requests)|
|Thurs 10|Jon & Ann|
|Sun 13|Karen| (Thai Beef Salad)|
|Thurs 17|Brad F| (something yummy)|
|Sun 20|Simona| (chicken fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, salad)|
|Thurs 24|Harry & Elizabeth|
|Sun 27|Judy H| (home-cooked Puerto Rican food)|
|Thurs 31|Pam| (vegetarian dish)|
|Sun 3|Carol K.|
|Thurs 7|Judy H.|
|Sun 10|Dina|
|Thurs 14|Deborah| (postponed due to Ramona’s surgery)|
|Sun 17|Carol K.|
|Thurs 21|Eva| (parmesan risotto and yellow cake)|
|Sun 24|Jean & Jay C.|
|Wed 27|Janel|
|Thurs 28|Juliet & Greg|
|Sun 1|Ann & Jon| (caprese chicken pasta)|
|Thurs 5|Molly P.|
|Sun 8|Judy H.|
|Thurs 12|Nicolle H.| (Italian sausage, peppers, onions, macaroni salad)|
|Sun 15|Simona| (taco salad)|
|Thurs 19|*needed*|
|Sun 22|Dina|
|Thurs 26|*needed*|
|Sun 29|Judy H.|

For more ways to help, check out the need for “grocery runs”: Thanks for all of your generosity.

62 Responses to “ Meal Schedule ”

  1. Suzanne Padilla says:

    I have had the great pleasure of knowing Andy through work at Hyperion. I am Andy’s manager in the Stamford, CT office and have met Jane and Simon on past trips to Skokie. I would love to help with meals but of course being so far away that makes home cooked meals diffucult! One way I think I can help out is to either provide gift certifcates to restaurants in that area that will deliver food to the house or call and have some deliveries made.

    Can you provide me with some options of restaurants in the area and whether the Gift Certificate or home delivery would work better for them.

    Thank you!
    Suzanne Padilla

  2. Ann says:

    Suzanne, this is a great idea. I’m sure restaurant deliveries would be appreciated. Let me think about this and I’ll contact you in a bit.

  3. Erin Loughlin says:

    Just a couple of ideas for Suzanne: Gale STreet Inn is in their neighborhood. And a Whole Foods Market is opening up in a couple of days real nearby. I don’t know if either deliver, but are a couple of good resources for food.

  4. Juliet & Greg says:

    Hi Ann, Hope you are well! Just wondering if the fam is craving anything special for Monday…we’ll take any special requests. And how about fruit, juice, groceries etc?

  5. Ann says:

    Hi Juliet & Greg,

    I don’t know of any special cravings. They just had some yummy Italian food, so you could maybe do something different from that. We are starting a “grocery run”: service for them, so I think they’ll be set on other household staples. Thanks for asking!

    Val, I’ll definitely keep you in mind if someone needs to cancel for some reason. Thanks!

  6. RachelCraft says:

    Hi, Is there any way of knowing the foods that they have gotten in the last week, so that they are not getting any repeat meals? Thanks, Rachel

  7. Ann says:

    Hi Rachel,

    Great question! I’ll see if I can learn something and post info about that here. I know they had Italian on Friday night. I’ll keep you updated as I learn things!

  8. Rachel Craft says:

    Thanks Ann! I’ll be bringing something of the Mexican variety on Sunday. 😉 Do they have any food allergies or dietary restrictions?

  9. Ann says:

    No allergies or dietary restrictions, so you are safe to feed them whatever! :)

  10. Peggy Bergin says:


    I’m scheduled to bring over dinner on Saturday, March 10 – I’m planning on some mexican food, and my mom is making some homemade irish bread to bring over too. The only snafu is that i just found out we’ll be going out of town this weekend, leaving friday. is it ok if I drop everything off on thursday night? it all can be frozen…

  11. Nicolle H. says:

    Our mutual friend, Molly, told me about your family and the beautiful and strong Ramona. My prayers are with you all.

    As soon as you open up some dates in April for grocery runs or meals, count me in!

    Nicolle, on Argyle Street

  12. Carol says:

    Andy and Jane,
    Is there anything you have a yen for? Would some chicken pot pie from San Francisco cook book taste good? Or perhaps some sesame ginger salmon? ANYTHING you want babies.


  13. Eva says:

    Put me down for the 8th :)

  14. Deborah says:

    Sign me up for April 18th.

  15. Janel says:

    I am down for March 30th. I will probably be carless that day so I will be ordering carry out from where they want.

  16. Nicolle H. says:

    I’ll take April 14. Lasagna (ready to bake), salad, garlic bread and a dessert.


  17. Dina says:

    Kelly G — Would you like to trade March 20 for March 22? I am scheduled to bring groceries to Jane and Andy on 3/20, so I could do a “two-for”. If not, no big deal. I don’t live far from them and don’t mind going over twice. Let me know by posting here.


  18. Eric and Kerry says:

    Oh Good that last one filled up fast. Glad for another round let me take Monday April 2. I’ll let you know what the meal is as we get closer to the date.

  19. Val says:

    I can take Thursday, April 12.


  20. Kirk and Regina says:

    We’ll take Friday, April 6th. Some Chinese food.

    Kirk & Regina

  21. Max says:

    Max can do April 16.

  22. Kelly Genova says:

    Hi Dina,
    Yes I can switch. I hope I am not too late. Email me since I am not on the site daily. Thanks.

  23. Dina says:


    I don’t have your email and it’s not too late. I’ll let Jane know. Maybe she has your number and we can give you a call.


  24. Dina says:

    Ann Boyd dent me Kelly’s email. Thanks!

  25. Juliet & Greg says:

    Monday April 30. Thanks!

  26. Gillian Gibbs says:

    Please sign me up for April 4th.

  27. Stephen J says:

    Tuesday April 24. Thanks.

  28. Anne Ellis says:

    Please sign me up for Friday, April 20. We were thinking pizza from Chicago’s Pizza – great place across the street from us. Any topping preferences?

  29. Dina says:

    I’ve signed up for groceries on 4/24, so I’ll take the dinner slot, too.

  30. Stephen J says:

    Hello. I know I asked for April 24, but I realized that that will not work for me. Could you please sign me up for April 26 instead? Thanks.

  31. Suzanne & Benji says:

    Apr 10 and Apr 28. Chicken dish for the 10th and bbq surpise for the 28th.

  32. Val says:

    Sorry I forgot to list what I’ll bring. I’ll make a Chicken dish of some sort.

  33. Jean and Jay Carino says:

    Sunday, April 22 – pork loin

  34. Karen says:

    I’ll take May 13. I’ll make a Thai Beef salad.

  35. Janel says:

    I will do the 6th for a “special requests”

  36. Pam says:

    I will do Thurs. the 31st – vegetarian dish.

  37. Simona says:

    Chicken fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn and a salad on May 20th, please.

  38. Brad F says:

    Put me down for May 17th (Though I may have to deliver it on the 16th if that’s OK).

    I’ll have to think of something Yummy. Lasagna? Chili? We’ll see.

  39. Judy Hoenig says:

    I’ll take May 27th. Put me down for some more Home cooked Puerto Rican food.

  40. Molly Pope says:

    I can do May 3rd – something delicious will come their way (I’ll need to think on what exactly!)

  41. Dina says:

    Man Oh Manischewitz is that Ramona a QTπ (Cutie Pie!) I just had the great to honor to see Her Royal Adorableness in person — awake, alert, and making all kinds of sweet sounds. I’m over the moon! I feel like I just met a rock star!

    Any way, for the record, dinner tonight was Grilled Honey Lime Chicken. Bon Appetit!

    Here’s the recipe, if anyone is interested:,,FOOD_9936_18623,00.html

  42. Dina says:

    Are we going to open up June or are Jane and Andy getting a little burnt out on the cooking of others? Let us know!

  43. Dina says:

    I’ll take June 10.

  44. Carol Kohlman says:

    I’ll take Sunday the 3rd and the 17th.

  45. Jean and Jay Carino says:

    We’ll take June 24.

  46. Eva says:

    I’ll take the tenth, how does parmesean risotto and chocolate chip cookies sound?

  47. Ann Boyd says:

    Eva, Dina already claimed June 10 — can you do another day?

  48. Deborah says:

    I can do Thursday, June 14. I’m thinking sausage gumbo.

  49. Eva says:

    Oh, yeah sorry about that, how about the 21st.

  50. Judy Hoenig says:

    I’ll take June 7th.

  51. Juliet & Greg says:

    Please sign us up for June 28th!

  52. Eva and Anna says:

    scratch the chocolate ship cookies, anna’s going to make a yellow cake with her awesome decorating skills

  53. Dina says:

    July 22, please.

  54. Nicolle H. says:

    I’ll take July 12. Italian sausage, peppers and onions, rolls and macaroni salad.

  55. Judy Hoenig says:

    I’ll take July 8th and July 29th.

  56. Janel says:

    I am sending a meal home with Rachel on Wednesday, June the 27th. So she will bring it to you that night or the next one.

  57. Simona says:

    July 15th, please. Taco salad.

  58. Deborah says:

    I can do July 26th.

  59. Jean and Jay Carino says:

    We’ll take Thursday, July 19th.

  60. Dina says:

    July 22 was grilled flatbread pizzas, wine and cherry pie . . . and a fender bender. Yes, I hit Jane and Andy’s car when I was delivering dinner! Jane was, of course, gracious. Again, I am so sorry!

  61. Dixie Pettit says:

    I was somehow led to your website by mistake. I don’t know the story … I don’t know why … but I would like to help. I am one of the “out of towners” you mentioned … is there some way/any ideas? I don’ t know what to do from so far away or where to send anything …
    any suggestions?

  62. Ann says:

    Hi Dixie,

    We actually haven’t been doing meals for quite awhile — Jane and Andy seem to have it covered. Probably the best thing you can do is keep on praying for their family! Thanks for your offer of help. If we think of anything, we’ll let you know.

    their friend,

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