MNI - Freezer Meal Exchange

  • January 20, 2014 · 8:30 PM
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We just got over the busy holiday season and life never seems to slow down... so, why not take one less stress out of your day by having dinners already prepped and ready to go in the New Year? 

* Amanda is having her baby right around this time and will be unable to attend, but if anyone would like to make an extra meal for her that would be appreciated and Alyssa will make sure she gets it. This is optional! 

This month's theme:No theme - make what you want! 

Think cookie exchange but with freezer meals! 
A freezer meal exchange will help us have several easy, delicious meals to quickly get on the table on busy nights.

Date: Monday, January 20, 2014

RSVP's will close the Friday night prior to the date of the meetup due to meal prep and grocery shopping

Time: 8:30 pm 

Alyssa will have some snacks and drinks (feel free to bring something to share if you'd like, but it's not necessary) and we plan to go around and share what each person made around 9:00 PM

Location: Alyssa's House

[masked]th ST SE

Snohomish, WA 98296

Who is Invited: This is a night just for the ladies!

It's usually ok if you need to bring a non-mobile baby. Just make sure to double check with Alyssa first.

What to Bring:

• 10 portions of the meal you choose to exchange (or however many are RSVP'd for this exchange - 10 max)

- Each meal should be individually packaged in foil pans, freezer bags, etc - whatever is the easiest, best way to store and/or cook your dish 
- Each meal should serve at least a family of 4 
- Each meal should be ready to go directly into the freezer, if not already frozen 
- Each meal should be labeled with:

* Name of the dish 
* Date made 
* Recipe 
* Day-of cooking instructions

• A container to transport your meals to and from the swap - a cooler probably would be best

Sign-Up List: Please choose a freezer meal to make and bring to exchange. Let us know what you will be bringing when you RSVP so that we can avoid duplicates. A link to a recipe is helpful too.

Other Info: Make what you like, but please try to avoid super processed ingredients like cream of soups and flavoring packets (onion soup mix, ranch seasoning, etc.)

Maybe try to stay somewhat kid-friendly, although that means different things to different kids, so just make something you think your kid would eat.

Pinterest has a ton of ideas!

Note: It may be a little challenging if you have special dietary restrictions (vegetarian, dairy-free, etc) in this kind of a group, so keep that in mind.

Limited to 10 members

Host Contact: Alyssa

Please call or text if you have any questions, are running late, can't find her house or are no longer able to come at the last minute. Thanks!

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  • Adrea S.

    Did anyone try the peppers? I want to know if they froze and reheated ok.

    January 27, 2014

    • Alyssa K.

      Totally!

      January 27, 2014

    • Alyssa K.

      Totally!

      January 27, 2014

  • Cassie H.

    I will be there as soon as I can, I will be coming from Body Back. Excited to see you all tomorrow!

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Tanya Stone D.

    I'm doing the chicken mango curry. I hope it's dynamite because there sure is a lot of prep.

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Alyssa K.

    So excited to see what you ladies are bringing! Yum yum!!!

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Erin S.

    Sorry for the last minute RsVP!

    1 · January 17, 2014

    • Cassie H.

      Yay! Glad you are coming!

      1 · January 17, 2014

    • Jami Stafford R.

      Yay! No worries I can't wait to see you and yay for one more meal in my freezer :)

      January 18, 2014

  • Tanya Stone D.

    Don't forget to make and extra meal for Amanda Browne (if you choose) her baby is coming any day now and could the freezer stock up of meals. Alyssa will be collecting any extra meals

    January 17, 2014

    • Alyssa K.

      Amanda had her baby this afternoon! If you would like to bring her a meal I will be sure she gets it!

      3 · January 17, 2014

  • Adrea S.

    I'm changing to quinoa stuffed peppers.

    1 · January 16, 2014

    • Tanya Stone D.

      We could all just not freeze the peppers and have them for dinner in that first week.

      January 17, 2014

    • Adrea S.

      I've done before, I just don't cook the peppers first. Online is says to wrap them individually also so I will.

      1 · January 17, 2014

  • Tanya Stone D.

    Trying to decide between a spiced braised beef with sweet potatoes or a chicken Marbella. May have to see what's a better meat deal

    January 15, 2014

  • Tanya Stone D.

    I also found a recipe for mango chicken curry that sounded delish. So hard to decide

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • Alyssa K.

    Baked ravioli or cheesy chicken and rice?

    1 · December 27, 2013

    • Jami Stafford R.

      Both sound great! Cowboy Cass was a hit!

      1 · January 1, 2014

    • Alyssa K.

      I'm thinking the chicken - it is a crock pot meal and is a more complete meal :)

      1 · January 16, 2014

  • Cassie H.

    I will bringing lasagna.

    January 15, 2014

    • Alyssa K.

      YES! I need some of that in my freezer!

      January 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be making Easy Crock Pot Chicken on Root Vegetables. The recipe calls for cloves but when I made it, the cloves were way too strong, so I'm going to use some other spices in place of the cloves. http://www.stacymakescents.com/fix-and-forget-friday-crock-pot-easy-chicken-on-a-bed-of-root-vegetables

    January 16, 2014

  • Jenny A.

    My friend Maya is joining us. She is going to bring Mexican Bean & Corn Casserole.

    January 15, 2014

  • Jenny A.

    I'm thinking Breakfast Burritos, we all need a grab and go breakfast item!

    4 · January 14, 2014

  • Adrea S.

    Body back chicken verde for crockpot

    2 · January 6, 2014

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