May Meal Category Assignments

Here are the meal categories assignments for our May swap!    Happy recipe hunting!
Italian/Mediterranean – Jill
North American/European – Sara, Rachel
Asian/Indian – Kelly, Cheryl
Southwestern/Latin American – Linda, Marci
Entree Salads – Bethany, Heather
Your Choice – Jess
Grill – Stephanie, Susan
We are excited to switch the soup/stew category to entree salads for May.  Thanks Heather & Bethany for your willingness to find recipes that work for this category this month!

April Meal Selections…

What fun to meet yesterday to compare notes on how March preparation went, exchange meals, and plan our meals for April!   Below is the list of meals we voted on to be made for our April meeting…

Italian/Mediterranean
Sara- Italian Burgers
Rachel- Garlic Rosemary Chicken Pitas
North American/Mediterranean
Kelly- Greek Meatballs
Cheryl- Chicken Broccoli Casserole
Asian/Indian
Linda- Chicken Tikka Masala
Marci- Honey Sesame Chicken
Southwestern/Latin American
Bethany- Chicken Enchiladas
Heather- Mexican Fajita Pizza
Soups/Stews
Stephanie- Butternut Squash Soup
Jess- Pizza Soup
Your Choice
Claire- Edamame Fried Rice
Susan- Pulled Pork
Grill 
Jill- Flank Steak with Avocado Salsa

See you all on Sunday, April 14th at 3:30 at Claire’s (address coming) for our next swap!

Friday

A couple of reminders about our meal swap as we head into the weekend!
– please post your recipes and prep/serving directions on here on the blog by this evening.
– we’ll meet at my house this Sunday from 4-5 pm for the meal swap.  To the swap please bring your coolers/big bags, 11 prepared entrees (keep the 12th one at home for your family) and two recipe options for the April swap.  
 
It will be interesting to take a bit of time at the swap to check in and see how things went for everyone this month… I’m guessing it’s been a little crazy for many of us as we’re calculating and cooking in much larger quantities than we are used to!  Remember that, as with anything new, there’s a learning curve, and it likely will only get easier from here!  If there are any particular things that you learned or found helpful, or if you have specific questions that you’d like to bounce off of the group, please bring those along with you and we’ll talk together about them on Sunday.
 
See you soon!

April Category Assignments

Here are the categories that we’ll be cooking from when we prepare meals for our April swap!
 
Italian/Mediterranean – Sara, Rachel
North American/Mediterranean – Kelly, Cheryl
Asian/Indian – Linda, Marci
Southwestern/Latin American – Bethany, Heather
Soups/Stews – Stephanie, Jess
Your Choice – Claire, Susan
Grill – Jill

March meal selections are all in!  Here is what you can look forward to enjoying this month…

Kelly – Italian Pork Chops
Cheryl – Italian Meat Balls
Linda – Ham and Swiss Cheese Quiche
Marci – Cheesy Barbeque Mini Meat-Loafs
Bethany – Dal
Heather – Korean BBQ Strip Steak
Stephanie – Chicken Flautas
Jess – Cilantro Lime Chicken
Claire – Sausage, White Bean and Kale Soup
Susan – Beef Stew
Sara- Beef Brisket
Rachel- Chicken Cacciatore
Jill – out this month, will join us in April