Submit recipes to Sara!

Good morning-

There is a change to the information Heather posted in the blog last night.   I will be exploring New York City with my family starting Saturday so I will not be able to collect/ post the recipe list for you this month.

Sara Tan has graciously offered to compile the recipes for you.   Please EMAIL your recipe to Sara (following the same format you see on the blog) by Friday evening.

Sara’s e-mail is:    saraktan@gmail.com

Thanks!

Marci

Checking in…

Hello everyone –

I hope that this finds you well and having stayed cool over this steamy weekend!

I wanted to check in about a couple of things related to the upcoming meal swap. We will be be meeting next Monday, June 12th at 8 pm at my house. There will be 11 people swapping in the June swap, so please prep 11 entrees, and bring 10 to the swap.

We have an opportunity for June to gift meals to a family from my son Axel’s school.  The dad, Jade, has had an autoimmune disease that he’s managed for years, but in mid-March, he suddenly lost the use of his legs and has become paralyzed.  Jade and his wife, Liz, have twin 2nd grade boys who are buddies with Axel.  They are now doctoring at Mayo and trying to figure out what damage is permanent, and what to do treatment-wise to keep the disease from progressing and causing further harm.   Jade can no longer work (he was a baker) and Liz has had to cut back her hours as a nursing home rehab aide to care for Jade and get him to and from his many appointments.  They will be really grateful for any meals we send their way, so if it’s the right thing for you this month, feel free to prep an extra meal to be gifted to this family.

I also wanted to mention that our swap member Essia and I were debriefing the May swap and we agreed that the chicken tenders meal they made was a little on the light side with the amount of meat provided. This was totally unintentional and part of the learning curve that goes along with purchasing humongous amounts of meat!  Essia asked what they could do to provide a supplement to even things out a bit, and we decided that it would be both simplest and very delicious if, at her next swap meeting in July, she brought a frozen dessert for all of families who participated in the May swap. So we have some yummy dessert to look forward to in July!

I’ll try to get a reminder out later in the week, but a heads up to please submit your recipes to the blog by Friday so that they can be complied into the master recipe document over the weekend.

I think that’s it for now… we do have one spot open for the July swap, so if anyone who isn’t already swapping that month would like to pick up that open spot for July, please let me know.

Thanks, and I’ll see many of you next week!

Heather

June Meals and Upcoming Categories

June Meals

Chicken
Kelly-Mexican Chicken Salad
Michelle- Sweet Chicken with Chopped Salad
Amber- Hawaiian Chicken
Pork
Karna- Balsamic Maple Pork Chops
Emily- Bacon Cheddar Brats
Kris- Spinach Sausage Egg Bake
Beef
Holly- Sweet & Sour Meatballs
Chrystine – out
Lisa- Garlic Mozzarella Burgers
Pan Ready
Sara- “Cracked Out” Chicken Tator-tot hot dish
Breakfast
Heather- Pound Cake French Toast
Salad
Alisha- BLT Pasta Salad

Upcoming Category Assignments

We are switching it up slightly for the spring/summer months and replacing your choice with a salad category.   Start thinking spring, grilling, etc. as you think of recipes for your category

If you hold a 1/2 time slot please bring your recipes for these categories to be voted on with you this month, full time people do not need to bring recipes until the month before

July Categories

Chicken- Sara, Heather, Alisha
Pork- Kelly, Michelle, Essia: Teriyaki Pork Chops
Beef- Marci: Monterey Burgers, Karna, 1/2 spot open
Pan Ready- Chrystine: Green Chili Chicken Bake
Breakfast-  Emily
Salad- Holly

August Categories

Chicken- Holly, Chrystine, Lisa
Pork- Sara, Heather, Alisha
Beef- Kelly, Michelle, Amber
Pan Ready- Kris
Breakfast-  Karna
Salad- Marci

Time for Recipes!

Sorry to not get this out to you until today, but here is the reminder to please submit your recipes to the blog by this evening. Thank you for your help in getting these all in tonight so that Marci’s job of pulling everything together is made easier!

 

The swap is full this month with 12 swappers, so please plan to prep 12 entrees and bring 11 to the swap on Monday evening. We are gifting meals to the Murray family, who just welcomed four kids from the foster care system into their home. Their oldest daughter does have a peanut allergy, so be aware of that in deciding whether or not you’ll be bringing them a meal.

 

Also, just a couple thoughts about the upcoming summer grilling season. Because our entrees are designed to feed families of 6, please include eight burgers if you will be preparing hamburgers. Most of the men and teenage boys in our lives will easily eat two burgers, so this ensures that those burger entrees will feed everybody. As you are looking for summer recipes, be creative!  There are so many fun and delicious recipes out there, and it’s great to have this season to try new things!  A reminder that if you’re doing a simple meat and marinade recipe and your cost is coming in at under $10, please include a side dish (i.e. veggies, rice, cous cous, pasta, etc).

 

I’ll see many of you next Monday at 8 pm… happy meal prepping!

 

Heather

May Meals and Upcoming Categories

May Meals

Chicken
Marci- Buttermilk Chicken
Karna- Grilled Chicken Hawaiian Sandwiches
Kristen- Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Pork
Holly- Garlic Grilled Pork Loin
Chrystine- Maple Pork Tenderloin
Emily- Tortilla Primavera
Beef
Heather- Blue Cheese Burgers
Sara- Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs
Alisha- Italian Beef Sandwiches
Pan Ready
Essia- Chicken Strips
Breakfast
Kelly- Monte “Crisco” Waffles
Your Choice
Michelle- D’Amico Pasta Salad

Upcoming Category Assignments

We are switching it up slightly for the spring/summer months and replacing your choice with a salad category.   Start thinking spring, grilling, etc. as you think of recipes for your category

If you hold a 1/2 time slot please bring your recipes for these categories to be voted on with you this month, full time people do not need to bring recipes until the month before

June Categories

Chicken- Kelly, Michelle, Amber- Hawaiian Chicken
Pork-Karna, Emily, Kris
Beef-Holly, Chrystine, Lisa- Garlic Mozzarella Burgers
Pan Ready- Sara
Breakfast-  Heather
Salad- Alisha

July Categories

Chicken- Sara, Heather, Alisha
Pork- Kelly, Michelle, Essia
Beef-Marci, Karna, Kristen
Pan Ready- Chrystine
Breakfast-  Emily
Salad- Holly

11 swappers not 12

So sorry last minute change of plans!     There will only be 11 swappers this month so prep 11 meals  bring 10 on Monday April 10th.        If you already prepped for 12, perhaps you want to donate a meal to Bria or to a friend of your choice.

We try to avoid last minute changes in numbers, but sometimes life happens.  Thanks for understanding!