This month’s theme has been super fun for me. I’m super lucky to live in a great neighborhood filled with people who we love and who love us and our crazy kids back. As I planned to serve one of my neighbors this month it actually turned into an ongoing exchange of serving each other.
A group of girls from church that I know had organized a meal swap group. We individually make 14 of the same freezable dinner recipe then get together and swap with each other leaving with 14 different freezer dinners and in turn most of our dinners already prepared for the month. It’s freaking awesome! I immediately thought of my neighbor across the street who is currently pregnant with her 3rd child. I would have LOVED having more nights off of cooking and less nights of fast food when I was pregnant. I offered to split the meals with her and we would work together to prep our 14 dinners to bring.
Here is the great part! Each meal serves 6 people and between our 2 families we only have 5 “real eaters”. The rest are littles who prefer PB&J or quesadillas. I suggested that we take turns preparing the meals and split them. It has been so fun getting together for dinners, teaching each other our favorite dessert and side recipes and just spend time together talking about life.
With all that life throws at us every day it can sometimes be hard to get beyond the courtesy ”hey, how ya doin”. I encourage you all to take a minute and get beyond that with the people around you. Ask them what they have been up to and really listen, see if they could use some help in any way, offer to have them over for cookies. You’d be surprised where a minute of your time can take you.
Check out my other partners in crime to see how they served this month and link up below if you did some service this month!
Alissa (The Printed Palette)
Jen (Delightful Deets)
Sadie (Simply Sadie Jane)
Corrine (Mint Arrow)
Tiffany (Rue Rococo)