Thursday, February 26, 2009

cora paige

this it the baby i was talking about tonight. if you want to read her story, see below for her post about getting sick, and go from there. i was wrong on the date. jan 12th - feb 9th. 3 weeks. awful.

if its too much emotion to read, just go to their home page and they have a link to the etsy site. i can't figure out how to get the button for my page. i know its tragically sad, but i love to read about the faith people have, and again (in case we needed it) be reminded of how good people are. and how one litttle baby can change lives. bless their little family.

i had a great time tonight even though the babes were there. it will be harder for me to get away from the fam 2 times, but maybe if the cooking only takes 2.5 hours, it won't be so bad. excited about the meals!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Saturday at 12:30

I have picked meals that are mostly assembly so we should only be a couple hours.

If you would like to bring your own pans you need

  • 3 pans (8x8 square or 9x13 for Suz)
  • 1 pie pan
  • cooler with ice
If you don't bring pans I will provide disposable pans for a small fee (I think they are 50 cents each)

Here is the menu:
  • Pulled pork sandwiches
  • Creamy Italian Chicken
  • Bird's Nest Casserole
  • Cheese Manocotti
  • Creamy Pasta & Ham
  • Salsa Chicken Tortilla
  • Texas Toast (side dish)
  • Tatter Tot Casserole
  • Baked Corn (side dish)
  • Mexican Lasagna
  • BBQ Ribs- Rob requested this so he will be preparing it with a secret sauce

I have bought wheat pasta for Amanda and ground turkey for Meghan. Any other special requests?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Last Minute Plan

SO, here is the plan. Those of you that still want to cook together meet at my (Angel's-1292 N 640 W. West Bountiful) house this Saturday at 12:30 and those of you that would rather cook when it is convenient for you pick up your materials at my house sometime that works for you. We will meet for dinner/lunch sometime next week (does Paradise on Thurs night work for anyone?) to exchange the meals the "home-cookers" are doing and enjoy each others company. I have room in my freezer for storing meals so the people that don't come Sat can pick up their "away-cooker" meals the night of the gathering. Last time we did 10 meals so if everyone is just in charge of one meal it should go rather quickly. Since it is such late notice I will choose the meals according to our supplies and any deals I find. I don't think we have any of the good deal meat left so it may be more expensive this time. Sorry. I will post the menu tomorrow as well as supplies to bring.
Also those that want to make cookies again, I would love to have more. Please write a comment if you want to join in the cookie exchange or not so we can know the amount to bring. Also can someone call Cheryl and Erin and anyone else that doesn't have access to the blog to tell them about the plan? Can't wait to see you Sat.

Something to think about... What if we did twice the amount of meals and met every other month? still with the option that if you can't make it on cooking day or you would rather cook at home you could still pick up the materials and exchange.


Thursday, February 5, 2009

And the verdict is?

The vote is 50/50 so what is the plan? Someone needs to take charge. I am running lowish on food so I say someone needs to take charge sooner than later.

Not it!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A New Idea

So, tonight some of us Gines' were talking about our cooking group. We love having our frozen food dinners, and we love hanging with our family! We were thinking that sometimes it is hard to find a date where all of us can come. Also, for those that work, it takes a whole Saturday away from their kids and family.
We thought that we could try the idea that is in the "Girlfriends on the Go" book. Their idea is to have everyone pick a meal that they like. They make and freeze their meal for all 10 people at their homes. Then we pick a date that we can all get together and exchange the meals. We could eat lunch and just chat with each other! No stress, no mess, and all fun!! Since everyone would be doing their own shopping for their meal, everyone would save their reciepts. We would add up everyone's reciepts and split the cost evenly! What do you all think of this idea? I have put a poll on the side. Please vote!
By the way, don't try to blog with Jolene and Natalie editing eveything you type!