A Welcome Visit from the Stork

stork suppers kids!

You have a baby. You come home from the hospital. Thoughtful friends send a (lovely) stream of onesies, blankets, and plush toys.

And you are very grateful, of course. But what you really need during those hazy days is a hot, square meal conceived and cooked by someone else.

Give the ultimate baby gift with Stork Suppers, the brainchild of new mom and chef Jamie Sydney. The company provides families with a week’s worth of healthy meals that can be prepared in your home or dropped off ready for the fridge or freezer. Choose from entrees (pistachio-crusted halibut, filet mignon with fresh herbs) and sides (sauteed kale with glazed apples, risotto with wild mushrooms and truffle oil) designed to mix and match.

Vegetarian and vegan meals, as well as dishes that meet the nutritional needs of nursing moms are available. Food is delivered on the day and time that works for you (NYC and Fairfield County only), eliminating the need for takeout, at least temporarily.

Stork Suppers (917-434-4655 or storksupper.com). One week of meals, $425 plus groceries; two weeks of meals, $765 plus groceries.

this week in new york!

Raising Citizens: Independence Day
What: Kids (ages 5 and up) learn about the Declaration of Independence and the meaning behind life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Why: Create an American Dream quilt to celebrate the Fourth of July.
When: Fri., 5-8 p.m.; Sat.-Mon. 5, 2, 3 & 4 p.m.
Where: Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., b/t Amsterdam Ave. & Broadway (212-721-1223). Adults and children, $10; under 1, free.

Science Playground
What: Slides, seesaws, and sand pits teach kids about the principles of motion, balance, and sound.
Why: Water wheels and wave machines delight all ages.
When: Thru Dec. 30 (weather permitting). Mon.-Wed., 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows (718-699-0005). Admission, $4 (for every five kids, one adult free).

Photo: Courtesy of Stork Suppers

212 W 83rd St
bt Amsterdam Ave & Broadway, in the Tisch bldg
New York, NY 10024
47-01 111th St
Flushing Meadows, NY 11368