February Recipes and Upcoming Categories

Hello friends, here are the meals for the February swap (February 12), along with the March and April categories. This is my first month assigning the categories, so if I got confused with the assignments, please bear with me and let me know!

Recipes for February will be due to the blog on February 9 to prepare them for Monday’s swap. Thanks.

February Recipes

Amber: Crispy Cheddar Chicken

Polly: Sweet & Sour Stir-fry
Karna: Pork Chalupas
Heather L: Orange Apricot Pork Chops

Holly: Maui Burgers
Chrystine: Taquitos
Lisa: Spaghetti Pie

Pan Ready
Emily: Creamy Chicken Almondine

Heather S: Tator Tot Breakfast Casserole

Your Choice
Sara: Karna’s Mac & Cheese

March Categories

Chicken: Sara, Heather S, Emily
Pork: Essia, Michelle, Amanda – Ham Stromboli
Beef: Polly, Karna, Open
Pan Ready: Holly
Breakfast: Chrystine
Your Choice: Abby – World’s Best Chicken

April Categories

Chicken: Holly, Chrystine, Lisa
Pork: Sara, Heather S, Emily
Beef: Heather L, Amanda, Amber
Pan Ready: Polly
Breakfast: Karna
Your Choice: Open


January Meals and Upcoming Categories

Opps- Sorry forgot to post this earlier!

January Meals

Marci: Maple Glazed Chicken
Karna: Orange Chicken
Liz: Thai Pasta
Holly: Maple pulled pork
Chrystine: Pineapple Pulled Pork
Abby: Pork Tenderloin
Sara: Quinoa Taco Bowls
Heather S: Korean BBQ Strip Steak
Emily: Cheeseburger Biscuit Bake
Pan Ready
Open (sub for Essia):
Michelle: Breakfast Burritos
Your Choice
Amanda: Enchilada Bake

February Categories

Chicken- Michelle, Amanda, Amber: Crispy Cheddar Chicken
Pork- Open, Karna,  Heather L
Beef- Holly, Chrystine, Lisa: Spaghetti Pie
Pan Ready-Emily
Breakfast- Heather S
Your Choice- Sara

March Categories

Chicken- Sara, Heather S, Emily
Pork- Essia, Michelle, Amanda
Beef: Open, Karna, Liz
Pan Ready-Holly
Breakfast- Chrystine
Your Choice- Abby

Happy New Year!

Happy 2018!  With all best wishes and prayers that this year will be one where we know and experience health, peace and joy!

A quick update on next Monday’s meal swap… there will be 11 families swapping, as Essia is taking the month off due to heightened busyness with basketball coaching.  Please prep 11 and bring 10 entrees to the swap.

We didn’t have anyone officially lined up to gift meals to in January, so I’d like to put my friend Liz in for this month… we gifted meals to her last year, so you may remember their situation…. her husband has a rare autoimmune disease that caused his sudden paralysis in March.  The disease is progressing and he has spent the past 2 weeks in Intensive Care.  They are at Mayo, so it’s been tons of driving and schedule juggling as Liz also tries to maintain life and stability for their 8 year old twin boys.  If its the right thing for you this month, the gift of meals would be much appreciated by their family.

I look forward to seeing many of you next Monday evening at 8 pm!

Time for Recipes!

Happy Friday, Everyone!

Here is your reminder that it’s time to send in your recipes in preparation for next Monday’s meal swap!  As Marci is taking the month of December off, Sara Tan has graciously agreed to collect and compile all of the recipes, so please email your recipe (in blog format) to saraktan@gmail.com by the end of today.  Big thanks to Sara for doing this for all of us! 🙂

There are 10 swappers this month, so please prep 10 entrees and bring 9 to the swap.  We also have the opportunity to gift meals to Emily’s chiropractor (who is also her friend), whose preemie twins have had a lengthy NICU stay.  If this works for you this month, you’d prep 11 and bring 10 to the swap.  We don’t have anyone designated to receive extra meals in January or February, so please feel free to let us know if you know of a situation where meals would be helpful!

If you’ve already tackled some Christmas baking and want to bring a plate of cookies along to the swap to share during the swap on Monday, feel free to!  Looking forward to seeing many of you in a few days!


December Meals and Upcoming Categories

December Meals

Holly: Chicken Teriyaki in a pan
Open (sub for Chrystine):
Lisa: Basil Pesto Chicken
Heather S: Hoisin Pork with Rice Noodles
Sara: Cracker Barrel Potatoes (with ham)
Emily: Garlic Parmesan Veggies and Sausage
Michelle: Beef and Broccoli
Amber: Beef Stroganoff
Hannah: Beef Enchilada Casserole
Pan Ready
Amanda (sub for Karna): Beef Lasagna
Heather L- French Toast Sticks
Your Choice
Open (sub for Marci):

January Categories

Chicken- Marci: Maple Sage Chicken, Karna: Orange Chicken,  Liz: Thai Pasta
Pork- Holly, Chrystine: Pineapple Pulled Pork, Abby: Pork Tenderloin
Beef- Sara, Heather S, Emily
Pan Ready-Essia: Ham & Cheese Crescent Rolls (Fancy Pigs in a Blanket)
Breakfast- Michelle
Your Choice- Amanda


February Categories

Chicken- Michelle, Hannah, Amber
Pork- Marci, Karna,  Heather L
Beef- Holly, Chrystine, Lisa
Pan Ready-Emily
Breakfast- Heather S
Your Choice- Sara

Just a Reminder!

Hi,  All –

It’s time for submitting recipes to the blog again!  Please enter them by this Friday evening so that Marci is able to compile the recipes into one master document over the weekend.   Thanks!

I’m looking forward to seeing many of you this coming Monday at 8 pm at my house… the swap is full at 12 this month, so please prep 12 entrees and bring 11 to the swap.  If it’s the right thing for you this month, Essia will be taking any extra donated meals to the 15 year old best friend of one of her students who recently underwent surgery at Mayo to remove a volleyball sized tumor attached to her liver.  If it works for you to bring an extra meal, you’d prep 13 entrees and bring 12 to the swap.

I think that’s it for now….happy prepping, and see many of you on Monday!