A New Year’s Mission Meal: Taco soup and yeast bread

IMG_3288Over break, my FCCLA students (Family, Career, Community Leaders of America) got together to help the needy. Since I planned the menu ahead of time, my Foods 1 students made the bread about two months ago.

We partnered with King Arthur to provide our bread baking supplies. I taught the students how to make beautiful braided loaves here.



I always enjoy doing this with my students every year.braided breadWe cooled the bread completely and bagged it for our January meal.

We had 8 loaves to pull out of the freezer for this meal for forty women and children at our local homeless shelter.

On January 2, I purchased the supplies for chicken taco soup recipe here, omitting the beer ingredient, of course.

I purchased pintos instead of black beans because I could buy them in a larger quantity. Since chicken breasts were on sale for $1.99/lb and I bought a few #10 cans of vegetables and tomatoes, I only spent $25 to feed 40 people. Not shabby at all!


IMG_3275The girls also made goody bags with fruit and granola bars. I got the bars through a grant through Donor’s Choose.

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All of these resources fed 40 homeless women and children on January 2. Many hands and donations helped to make this mission meal happen.

I’m still a “Mom on a Mission” and now I’m a “Teacher on a Mission” to pass on the act of giving to my students.

I hope your New Year is off to a great beginning. May we use our gifts and abilities to glorify God.

Have you shared a freezer meal lately? Tell us about it.


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