Over 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.
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!
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.