No Cook Ministry Meals For Others

My favorite ministry meal is freezer friendly, doesn’t require a bowl or spoon, cost less than $6 and takes less than 10 minutes to prepare without cooking. It used to be my secret recipe, but now the cat is out of the bag, since I shared it with our local news two months ago and several other websites. It’s the easiest way I can show I care to others.

My friend’s husband is having surgery this weekend and I wanted her to know I was thinking about her family. My way of showing I care is most often in the form of food, freezer food to be exact. I quickly made this pan of cheese manicotti and stuck in the freezer over night. I deliver it to church on Wednesday and she can cook it when ever she needs a break from the kitchen.

Click here for my No boil three cheese manicotti tutorial. P.S. A Mexican Manicotti is coming soon!

Here’s some friendly ministry meal freezer cooking tips:

  • Always give items away in a disposable pans. Foil the top with the contents and exact baking directions using a sharpie pen before freezing.
  • Add about 15 minutes on the final bake time if the food is frozen.
  • Think outside the casserole box and give soups, stews or breads in freezer bags. Pack in a cooler to transport. Share cooking directions on a separate note card if applicable.
  • Gallon storage bags  hold sides, such homemade tossed salads.
  • Frozen cookies, quick breads and muffins make a nice “thinking of you” gesture as well.
Here are some other “no cook” ministry recipes I’ve used as well:

Do you have any food giving tips?

One thought on “No Cook Ministry Meals For Others

  1. Julie Stockman

    Giving food is typically my ministry as well. Thanks for the new ideas! I am so much better at tending to the needs of others in this way when I have ideas ready.

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