Thursday, June 5, 2008

Dream Dinners/Make-n-Take/OAMC/Let's Dish

Or whatever you may call it, I do it with friends once every three months and IT ROCKS!!

We just did a swap tonight for the first time. Usually we meet here and assemble, but our schedules were crazy so we made 'em up, froze 'em, and met to swap out at Chili's tonight. Here is our breakdown. There were 8 of us this time and we each do two recipes....

*Baked Ziti
*Sweet and Sour Chicken with Veggies
*Creamy Baked Chicken
*Beef Stroganoff
*Herb-Marinated Pork Tenderloin
*Mexican Tortilla Casserole
*Alice's Chinese Barbecued Chicken
*Marinated London Broil for the grill
*Mini Saucy Meatloaves
*Cranberry Meatballs
*Chicken and Spinach Lasagna
*Rainy Day Chicken with Rice
*Lemon Pepper Chicken
*Chicken, Penne, and Sun dried Tomatoes & Veggies
*Biscuit Beef Bake

So, we have a total of 16 meals but in addition to that we each made one extra of each meal to give away (we have two families in need of meals right now). So, 18 meals (each serves at least 6) for a grand total of:


WOO HOO!!!!!

Tomorrow is Coby's last day of school. He is so excited. I'm leaving tomorrow night for OC with my grandmom to help her get her house down there in shape to sell. I'm looking forward to a weekend away even if it is to work...

I just started watching my niece one day a week. Today was the first day. I had so much fun! I feel like a 'em and hand 'em back!

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Jen said...

Wow! That's amazing. Now you need to post those recipes for all of us! Have a great weekend in OC! Going to be hot so I hope you get some swimming in too.

Anonymous said...

I am glad you had a great experience with our concept.We actually have children on our tasting panels; it is amazing to see what kids will really eat. We put kids in a box when we only feed them "white foods" I am glad you had a wonderful Dream Dinner experience and don’t for get to vote for your favorites to be on the August Menu. You can get even more ideas on my blog Take care.

julie_blauwkamp said...

lemme know when you do this again- I'd love to be in on it...have some good freezer recipes to share!

xixi LOVES the baked spaghetti!
have a great time in OC!

Andrew & Jennifer said...

Hello! My name is Jennifer and I happened on your blog through a friend of a friend. I'm also a Christian and your profile intrigued me so I clicked to read more. The meal swap idea sounds great. I'd love to talk with you to find out exactly how this works. I'm at if you are able to respond.

Andrew & Jennifer said...

Hello! Sorry that I didn't get your message. I do not have the blog set so that I receive posts. I just happened on your comment. My email address is I'm a part of a MOPS group and that really goes sound like a great idea that I could propose. Please email me to discuss the details of how the swap works. Thanks for emailing me back.