Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Meal Swap

I am still out of town, but I didn't want to miss out on the freezer meal swap that was scheduled for last night. A big Thank You to DH for labeling the meals and being willing to attend the swap.

DH and I both enjoy the meal swap for different reasons. I love it because I can cook for a morning and make 8-10 identical meals. I take most of them to the swap, but I keep extras for myself as a rule. So for a morning of cooking once a month I have 8-10 meals in the freezer and I get a night off from cooking at least twice a week. I enjoy cooking, but it is really nice not to have to cook every night.

DH enjoys our participation in the swap because he gets to try new things. I am a good cook, but nothing fabulous, believe me. I occasionally try new recipes and actually have a pretty extensive repertoire, but I don't generally make the labor intensive recipes or those with costly ingredients. DH is all about variety so with the swap he gets a few new things every month. For example we recently got orange chicken, chicken caccitore, and beef bourguignon - I don't make any of those.

This month the 4 other meals I got were:
BBQ Beef Sandwiches
Pulled Pork with Buns
Parmesan Garlic Chicken
Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole
I also have 4 Macaroni & Cheese Pies still in the freezer which my girls love for lunch or dinner.

I was planning to make pulled pork for the next swap, but I'll hold off since we got two similar things this time. Maybe I'll make this chicken, artichoke heart, parmesan, penne casserole next time. We'll see if I make it to Costco for a jar of artichoke hearts.

This month we had a pair of friends drop out of the swap so we are down to six ladies. Then one of those ladies backed out at the last minute because she still had some meals from the last swap. So only 5 of us swapped and I only got 4 other meals. If anyone of you local girls is interested in the swap, please talk to me. We swap in Woodinville once a month in the evening.

If there is interest I can also post all about how our swap is organized in case some of you ladies are interested in starting your own swap. Just let me know.



  1. I'd be interested in details in how you organize it since I am a pretty good poke away from Woodinville at this point. Maybe I can get one going for the Renton/Bellevue crowd.

  2. Thanks Carly! I've been asking Katie to write about that. =^)



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