Moms Swap Meals

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by SHANIQUA MANNING / NWCN

NWCN.com

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Dinner time at my house is frantic! And that’s putting it mildly. Sometimes I’m just at a loss for what to feed my family of five. Even I’m tired of chicken served one of three ways.  Well, here’s an idea I’d love to try.  Meal swaps.  A group of women get together and swap dinners.  Each woman is responsible for making one freezer-friendly meal for each of the other families in the group. 

Angela Russell, a mother of two, says freezer meal swaps have saved her time and money.  For example, she spent about 2 hours and $40 making sweet and sour meatballs for 8 people.  After the swap, she walked away with 8 different meals that will feed her family of four. 
Russell explains because you’re buying ingredients for a large number of people, you can purchase in bulk, which saves money.


Russell’s friend, who hosts the swaps, suggests setting guidelines such as making sure there are a variety of meals and no duplicates, avoiding spicy foods and keeping the group small.
Sounds like a plan to me. Happy meal swapping! Bon Appetite.

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