Quick Update for Tonight

Hi there –

A quick update prior to our swap this evening.  Kristen and her family returned from their vacation early yesterday morning to find that their chest freezer died sometime while they were away, spoiling the entire contents of the freezer and making for a huge mess to take care of.  Thankfully she had not prepped her meals for our swap yet, so they weren’t part of what was lost, but in addition to the freezer mess, their home air conditioning also quit working while they were gone, sending the temp in their home to 90 degrees.  After talking through her situation, we agreed that it would makes sense to not add the stress of meal prepping between yesterday and today, but instead to have Kristen bring both the August and September meals to the September swap.  We’ll go ahead and send our meals for Kristen home with her this evening – Tanya (as neighbor and friend) has agreed to store Kristen’s meals for her until they can get a new freezer.  Kristen will chat with Heidi this evening to make a plan for getting the meal to her, as Heidi has one of the every other month spots.

Just wanted to give you all a head’s up about this…. thanks for your flexibility and understanding!



August Recipes

Hi, Everyone –
We wanted to let you know that Sara contacted us and offered to compile the August recipes while Marci is on vacation this month. So, please email your recipe (ideally in format similar to how it typically goes on the blog) to saraktan@gmail.com by this Friday evening to allow Sara time to compile the document. Thank you, Sara, for your willingness to do this for the group!

We don’t have anyone designated to receive “gifted” meals this month, and I’m not aware of anyone for September either, so if you know of a situation where meals would be helpful, please feel free to let me know. For next Monday’s swap, plan to prep 10 entrees and bring 9 to the swap. We’ll also talk that night about our schedule for the fall and winter (typically we’ve shifted to meeting on the second Sunday of the month, either in the late afternoon or at 8 pm), so if you have thoughts about that, bring them with you too!

See you Monday evening at 8 pm!