Hi, All –
Just touching base about a couple of things…
First, a reminder to bring 11 meals to the next swap, which is this coming Sunday, February 9th, at 8 pm at my house.
Second, if you are interested in preparing an additional meal, this month we are designating extra meals for Kristen’s mother in law, Janet, who is battling cancer. You may remember that we sent meals to them several months ago, but thought that additional meals would be helpful as Janet is currently completing her second cancer treatment. Kristen sent the following update: “Each treatment lasts five days and wreaks havoc on her body as she fights the cancer. When not hospitalized, she suffers from the side effects from the oral medication that she takes, which include nausea, extreme fatigue, incredibly itchy, painful skin, all while trying to hold down her full-time job (the source of their health insurance). Your prayers and support are so appreciated. Janet’s Caringbridge account is http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/janetshadis” If this is the right thing for you this month, feel free to bring a 12th meal and Kristen will deliver them to her in-laws.
Third, at our last swap we talked specifically about suggested guidelines for portion sizes (ie amounts of meat to use) for meal prepping. Marci has updated the Meal Swap Guidelines to include that information, so if you missed the conversation at the January swap, please take a look at these so that we are all on the same page in having somewhat standardized portions.
Last, please submit your recipes to the blog by Friday of this week to allow Marci ample time to work her magic in putting the master recipe list together.
Thanks, and I look forward to seeing everyone this coming Sunday!