New: July Recipes + August and September Categories

Hi friends, I super messed up the categories for September. Rather than editing the last post, I’m starting over again. The good news is that we’ve had a couple of people who will be joining us in July, so it’s an opportunity to post their recipes, too!

July Categories

Chrystine – Honey BBQ Chicken Wraps
Michelle – Honey Bourbon Chicken Noodle Bowl

Heather S.  – Greek Pork Pitas
Emily – Cheddar Bacon Brats

Sara – Cheesy Taco Pasta
Polly – Shredded Chuck Roast

Your Choice
Amber – Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Bonus Meals
Abby – Chicken meatballs with noodles and sauce
Kelly – Turkey pesto burgers

Meal Swap will be on July 9; Recipes will be due on July 6

August Categories
Karna – Cilantro Lime Chicken
Lisa – Crockpot Chicken Marsala

Chrystine, Heather L

Heather S, Emily

Pan Ready


Holly – Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with poppyseed dressing

Your Choice

September Categories

Chicken – Sara, Polly
Pork – Karna, Essia
Beef – Amber, Chrystine
Pan Ready – Heather
Breakfast – Amanda
Salad – Emily


Recipes, Please!

Hi,  All –

Please take a couple minutes before Friday evening to submit your recipe to the blog!  There are 10 swappers in June, so if you (like me) haven’t done your prep yet, you’ll prep 10 and bring 9 to the swap.

Lisa contacted me yesterday about a last minute opportunity to gift meals… A family of 6 that she knows has a 5 month old daughter who started having many seizures last Wednesday… They found a spot on the baby’s brain that they think is causing them…but it’s in a place they can’t get to.  The family just was able to take her home yesterday and will have to do lots of care at home for her.  If it works for you to bring an extra meal this month, either one you prepped for this month or another one from a previous month, the family would definitely be appreciative!

In terms of summer numbers, it looks like we’ll be at 7 swappers for July and 10 for August. If you know of anyone who’d like to hop in for July to bring our numbers up, let me know, but we have decided to still run the swap in July, even with lower numbers.

Hope this finds you all well and enjoying these amazingly beautiful early summer days!  I look forward to seeing many of you next Monday evening at 8 p.m at my house!








Reminder for recipes and Gifting Meal

Hi friends,

A reminder to please submit your recipes by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 11. This will allow  me to get the recipes put together between back-to-back birthday parties on Friday and Saturday, and a visit to my grandmother’s on Sunday.  (Yes, we’re crazy!)

We will collect meals this month, for a friend of mine (Sara) from Bible study. She is expecting her fourth baby boy any day now. Her husband went back to work two weeks ago on Monday, after being laid off in late December. His new commute is, and the addition of this fourth baby will be, a big adjustment for their family. If you can prepare an extra meal for them, they would be grateful for the blessing.

Please prepare 9 meals for the swap and bring 8; if you are gifting a meal, prepare 10 and bring 9. Thank you and have a great week!

May Recipes + June & July Categories

May Recipes

Polly – Chicken Burgers
Karna – Salsa Chicken Bake

Chrystine – Bacon & Carmelized Onion Pizza

Heather S – Bleu Cheese Burgers
Sara – Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese
Emily – Mississippi Ranch Pot Roast

Pan Ready
Amber – Smoked Susage Alfredo Bake

Essia – Fruit Pizzas

Your Choice
Michelle – Korean BBQ Chicken Pizza

May Swap will be on the 14th, Recipes will be due on the 11th.

June Categories

Chicken – Heather S, Lisa – Grilled California Avocado Chicken, Heather L.
Pork – Sara, Amber
Beef – Karna, Amanda
Salad – Chrystine
Pan Ready – Emily
Your Choice – Polly
Breakfast – Holly – Egg and Canadian Bacon Breakfast Sandwiches

July Categories

Chicken – Chrystine, Michelle
Pork – Heather S., Emily
Beef – Sara, Polly
Pan Ready – Karna
Breakfast – Katie
Salad – Essia
Your Choice – Amber

Recipes By Tomorrow!

Hi there –

Here’s your friendly reminder to please submit your recipe to the blog by tomorrow evening!  We have 11 families swapping this month, so please prep 11 and bring 10 with you to the swap.  We’re gifting meals this month to Emily’s friend who just welcomed her second baby, while also experiencing some medical complications both for herself and her husband.  If it works for you to do an extra meal this month, you’d prep 12 and bring 11 to the swap.

It’s looking like our May swap will have 10 swappers, so let me know if you know anyone who is interested and would be a good addition to the group.  We also have May open for another family to gift meals to, so keep that in mind as well!

Happy almost-weekend!  I’ll see many of you next Monday evening!



April Recipes + Categories + News

April Meals

Holly – Honey BBQ Chicken Wings
Chrystine – Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches
Lisa – Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Chicken

Sara – Cornbread ham casserole
Heather S – Cuban sandwiches

Heather L – Sloppy Joes
Amanda – Softshell tacos
Amber – Beef, Black Bean and Spinach Tostadas

Pan Ready
Polly – Bean and quinoa enchiladas

Karna – Chad’s Orange Baked French Toast

Your Choice
Emily – Shepherd’s Pie

If you are able to contribute a meal in April, Emily’s best friend just had her second baby. They were in the hospital for seven days with an infection and during this time, her husband had to have some medical attention himself. Starting the baby stage over again can be overwhelming, so if you are able to prepare an extra meal in April, it would be a huge blessing to this family.

The April swap will be on Monday the 9th. Recipes will be due Friday, April 6.

May Categories

Chicken – Polly, Karna
Pork – Chrystine, Katie
Beef – Sara, Heather S.,Emily
Pan Ready – Amber
Breakfast – Essia – Fruit Pizzas
Your Choice – Michelle – Korean BBQ Chicken Pizza

June Categories

Chicken – Heather S, Lisa, Heather L.
Pork – Sara, Amber
Beef – Karna, Amanda
Salad – Chrystine
Pan Ready – Emily
Your Choice – Polly
Breakfast – Holly

You’ll see that the categories have been distributed a little bit differently in June. As we move forward, we are changing the way that categories are assigned. We’ll do our best to make sure that people aren’t assigned the same category multiple months in a row, but it may happen from time to time. Thanks for being flexible and for letting us know if you have questions or concerns.


Hi, All –

Sorry that this is so belated!  A last minute reminder to please submit your March recipes to the blog by the end of the day today.  This gives Sara time to put the master recipe document together over the weekend so that it’s ready by Monday.  And a big thank you to her for all the work that goes into that!

Please prep 10 meals this month and bring 9 with you to the swap.  While it looks like we’ll be at 11 swappers for April, we do have both every month and every other month spots available, so if you know of others who might be interested and a good fit with the group, please feel free to contact them.  We’re also open to gifting meals in April and May, so let is know if you’re aware of a situation where that would be helpful.

I think that’s it for now…. see many of you on Monday night!