Aly from CA writes:
“I am constantly being asked to provide a meal for another Mom in our group who has just had a baby or has another life-changing event in their life. I LOVE to do this, and I love that doing so helps teach my 3 kids about helping others, giving, and compassion. My concern however, is doing so on a budget and in a way that doesn’t put more stress into my life than I already have!”
Aly is indeed in a dilemma. A dilemma that I too have faced a number of times! Let’s reduce the stress! And remove the frustration out of giving!
Here are a few meals that are not only frugal, but will freeze and transort well!
This is something that my aunt’s church does as part of their Hospitality Ministry. They call it “Cooks for Christ”.
Once a month, 6-7 women gather in the church’s kitchen (or someone’s home if no kitchen is available) to prepare easy freezer meals for the month. They prepare for those who they know will be needing a meal, as well as a few extras for those unexpected circumstances. They are stored in the church’s deep freezer (or someone’s personal deep freezer) until they are needed. The funds can come from the church’s budget or from donations collected from the congregation. This helps take the pressure off of one person to always be making meals or asking others to make meals.
Tips and Tricks:
I hope this list of recipes and tips/tricks helps take the stress and frustration out of making meals for others!