I was chatting to my sister about the impending departure of youngestson to university and she reminded me about how her student son was super grateful for his weekly Graze.com box of nibbles during his first year away from home. She felt it was a healthy-ish way of reaching out once a week to him to give him a foody hug and to remind him she was still thinking of him. He was just thrilled to get a delicious box of food he didn’t have to pay for, turning up without fail every week.
I’m going to set up one for youngestson when he goes in a couple of weeks. He’s an excellent cook, so I’m not worried about him coping with making his own meals, but I am worried that when he realises he’ll have to buy ingredients from his small budget and that it might eat into beer money, he’ll drink rather than eat. This box might keep him above the malnutrition line. That, and I’ll know that once a week, he might think of me (sobs quietly into hanky). Graze.com do an assortment of weekly box deliveries, you get to mix your own selection too, and boxes start from £3.99.