Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Use Freezer Cooking to Bless Others

Here's a snippet from an email that was in my inbox this morning. Just shows you that freezer cooking not only blesses you and your family, but can bless others too.
Hi Su-
I wanted to share with you some feedback that you might enjoy reading. Our oldest is in college, really struggling with a difficult curriculum. There is simply not much my husband and I can do to help her. But, after reading your posts on freezer foods (specifically, the breakfast burritos) I had the brainstorm to make a batch of them for her lunch (she never eats lunch...bad!).
Plus we made some other meals...and brought them to her. She is so stressed that she didn't think she could even visit with us. We said, we're coming anyway, and we're bringing you good FOOD! So we cooked like crazy and went down this past Sunday. We loaded up her freezer AND her refrigerator with beef stew, some chicken/broccoli/cheese mini muffins (w/Bisquick), chicken and rice casserole...and your breakfast burritos. We figured it would save her grocery shopping time AND food prep time.

What were the first things she ate? You can only guess! The breakfast burritos! She said they were "great!"

Thanks for your suggestions on how to live a more intentional life! It made me feel like I did something to help her when there's so little we can do...and it no doubt made a difference in her life by making her life a little easier during a very stressful time. 
Oh how I am remembering this when my kiddos go off to college. I know that daughter felt so loved. I remember those stressful college days. Rob and I were married in college. That last year, we were both so swamped with school, that we ate at Wendy's every night. No lie. Every night.  
Here are 3 of my 5 that will be in college before I know it. And this picture was taken 2 years ago. David is now a foot taller (no kidding) and does not look like such a little boy anymore. Sometimes when I get a glimpse of him out of the corner of my eye, I think he is Rob! What is that saying.. "the days of raising children are long, but the years are short." I am finding that true.

So is there someone in your life that is going through a stressful time? Could you surprise her with some freezer food? We all have to eat. Here are some ideas; just click on the recipe title to be taken to the recipe:

Breakfast Burritos

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Crockpot BBQ Chicken

And here's 3 more recipes that freeze reall well: Crockpot Vegetable Soup, Short on Time Chicken Tacos, and Chicken Fajitas

The above email so encouraged me and got me thinking. I am going to bless a girlfriend who just had her 4th child a few months ago with a homemade lasagna for the freezer and some chocolate chip pumpkin muffins. She can eat them that day I drop them off or she can put them in the freezer for later use. Who would not love that!?  Anyone want to join me in blessing someone with some freezer food this week? I'd love to hear about it.

1 comment:

  1. We are a very active family and i'm not sure my family would want to eat tequila chicken roll or freeze stuff 3 times in a week but if you menu planned far enough in advance. I guess you could have it once a week over the next 3 days.

    Lauren Ambrose.


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