Hi, All –
Happy sort-of spring! A few things to touch base with you about prior to our next swap on Sunday, April 13th…
– I am way behind on this, but a couple of weeks ago, Kelly sent me abbreviated prep instructions for her pulled pork tacos. On the off-chance that you haven’t made them yet and would appreciate a “cliff-note“ version of the instructions, here is what she advises: 1. Put pork and rub (in fridge bag)) in crock pot on high for 8+ hours. 2. Dump bag of BBQ sauce (small bag) in and shred pork. Cook another hour. 3. Serve on tortillas with chipotle mayo and broccoli slaw. I apologize for the delay in getting that out!
– As you can see from Marci’s post the other day, we’re transitioning to “warm weather” categories for the May swap. One small edit to the post is that we’ll just be having one Entrée Salad spot, and two Crock Pot spots. Please let us know if you have any other ideas for additional categories that might be fun to try! If we fill the group back up to 12 swappers, we will need to add one additional category. We still do have two open spots in the group, so let either me or Marci know if you know someone who might be a good fit!
– While on the topic of warmer weather, for the months of June, July and August we’ll be moving the swap to 8 pm on the second MONDAY evening of the month, rather than the second Sunday. Many people enjoy weekends away at cabins during the summer months, so we’d rather steer clear of weekend evenings for those three months. We plan to transition back to Sunday evenings for the September swap.
– For the April swap, we are designating any “extra”’ meals people would like to bring to go to Jess’ sister, Jen, who is going through a difficult divorce. She has four kids, between the ages of 3 and 10, and this is understandably a really challenging time for them. If this works for you this month, feel free to bring an extra meal for Jen’s family, and Jess will make sure that it gets to them. If you are aware of a situation where the gift of meals would be helpful, please let me know, as we don’t have anyone currently designated for the May or June swaps.
I think that’s it for now… thanks for all of the tasty meals so far this month, and I look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks!