Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cooking with a crowd...

At one time, the outdoor grill, both ovens and the stove were in use. Food was stacked on chairs and couches, while foods were being prepared in the kitchen and dining area. It was joyfully full!
H, H and Jett putting meals on the front porch. We stacked each families' meals separately throughout the day on the front porch - wish it had been about 20 degrees cooler.

H, H, and Kait making cornflake chicken for what seemed like forever.

LL is my organic, hippie friend who put up with our recipes and store-bought food all day. She's the best!

On Tuesday our small group family moms came over along with their oldest children (all teenage girls). We set out to make 40 + meals for each of our families. In the next month, two of our families will be traveling to Uganda and one family is expecting twins in the next few weeks. So, we were all in a place where we needed to use our resources in an ultra-wise, time-sensitive way!

So, we decided to organize a cooking day at my house. We started at 9:00 in the morning. We finished around 5:30...that was all of the cooking, cleaning, and packing into cars. We ended up with 60-70 meals per family! God was so gracious to us and His mercy reigned.

What a great time for our small group to spend together so that we can be prepared for the additions coming soon! There are a ton of sites on the internet for once a month cooking (OAMC) with recipes, directions, shopping lists, etc. So, I encourage you to do the same - use the extra meals to provide for other families who are in need. This is a great way to serve with your family!


Lora Lynn @ Vitafamiliae said...

I seriously look like a crazy hippie lady in this picture. All you need is a shot of my clogs or a picture of Birkenstocks and I'd qualify for Crunchy Mama of the Year. So much fun!! Thank you for hosting!!

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