July Meals and Upcoming Categories

July Meals

Sara: Crunchy Chicken Pesto Sandwiches
Heather: Thai Peanut Chicken Salad
Kelly: Caramelized Onion and Bacon Pizza
Michelle: Mac & Cheese with Ham
Essia: Teriyaki Pork Chops
Marci: Monterey Burgers,
Karna: Lasagna
Abby: Korean BBQ Beef
Pan Ready
Chrystine: Green Chili Chicken Bake
Emily: Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Muffins
Holly: Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad

Upcoming Category Assignments

We are switching it up slightly for the spring/summer months and replacing your choice with a salad category.   Start thinking summer, grilling, etc. as you think of recipes for your category

If you hold a 1/2 time slot please bring your recipes for these categories to be voted on with you this month, full time people do not need to bring recipes until the month before

August Categories

Chicken- Holly, Chrystine, Lisa: Pineapple Cashew Chicken
Pork- Sara, Heather, Emily
Beef- Kelly, Michelle, Amber: Sloppy Joes
Pan Ready- Open
Breakfast-  Karna
Salad- Marci


September Categories

Chicken- Marci, Karna, open
Pork- Holly, Chrystine, Abby
Beef- Sara, Heather, Emily
Pan Ready- Michelle
Breakfast- Essia
Salad- Kelly



Good morning!  Please email your recipes to Sara at saraktan@gmail.com by the end of today, typing them out in the same format that is used on the blog. Thanks, and happy weekend!

Submit recipes to Sara!

Good morning-

There is a change to the information Heather posted in the blog last night.   I will be exploring New York City with my family starting Saturday so I will not be able to collect/ post the recipe list for you this month.

Sara Tan has graciously offered to compile the recipes for you.   Please EMAIL your recipe to Sara (following the same format you see on the blog) by Friday evening.

Sara’s e-mail is:    saraktan@gmail.com



Checking in…

Hello everyone –

I hope that this finds you well and having stayed cool over this steamy weekend!

I wanted to check in about a couple of things related to the upcoming meal swap. We will be be meeting next Monday, June 12th at 8 pm at my house. There will be 11 people swapping in the June swap, so please prep 11 entrees, and bring 10 to the swap.

We have an opportunity for June to gift meals to a family from my son Axel’s school.  The dad, Jade, has had an autoimmune disease that he’s managed for years, but in mid-March, he suddenly lost the use of his legs and has become paralyzed.  Jade and his wife, Liz, have twin 2nd grade boys who are buddies with Axel.  They are now doctoring at Mayo and trying to figure out what damage is permanent, and what to do treatment-wise to keep the disease from progressing and causing further harm.   Jade can no longer work (he was a baker) and Liz has had to cut back her hours as a nursing home rehab aide to care for Jade and get him to and from his many appointments.  They will be really grateful for any meals we send their way, so if it’s the right thing for you this month, feel free to prep an extra meal to be gifted to this family.

I also wanted to mention that our swap member Essia and I were debriefing the May swap and we agreed that the chicken tenders meal they made was a little on the light side with the amount of meat provided. This was totally unintentional and part of the learning curve that goes along with purchasing humongous amounts of meat!  Essia asked what they could do to provide a supplement to even things out a bit, and we decided that it would be both simplest and very delicious if, at her next swap meeting in July, she brought a frozen dessert for all of families who participated in the May swap. So we have some yummy dessert to look forward to in July!

I’ll try to get a reminder out later in the week, but a heads up to please submit your recipes to the blog by Friday so that they can be complied into the master recipe document over the weekend.

I think that’s it for now… we do have one spot open for the July swap, so if anyone who isn’t already swapping that month would like to pick up that open spot for July, please let me know.

Thanks, and I’ll see many of you next week!