Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Dinner Swap

I barely have my act together today but here it goes.  I ended up getting on an earlier flight back from Nashville so I was able to go to our girl's night!

A few weeks ago, some of my friends decided to start a group text and have a night where we each make one meal but make it times 5!  That way, we all cook once but get to take 5 new meals home.  Well we decided that cooking everything in one night in one kitchen wasn't going to work so we made everything over the weekend and swapped last night!  Here's how it went down:

1.  All 6 of us decided which meal we would each make ahead of time to be sure we didn't have too many duplicates.
2.  On Sunday, we all got to work at our own homes and some of us made our meal times 6 so our own families would have the meal too.  
3.  On Monday for our big swap, we all had to bring five portions with each portion feeding 3-4 people.  
4.  We all showed up to Margot's home with our food in coolers and left with 5 new meals!  The one thing we did say was that they all had to be able to be frozen so that way no one had to eat them right away!

It was AMAZING to get to go home with food for the next couple of weeks.  It's getting us out of our usual meal rut and the best part is that everyone's meal is fast, nothing too time consuming!  

Here is what everyone made!

Kristen - BBQ Chicken Chili
April - Sheet Pan Chicken and Veggies
Sarah - Meatballs in sauce with pasta
Lauren - Carolina Charm's Chicken Enchiladas
Margot - Crockpot Creamy Chicken Stew
Me - Shrimp Creole

We decided that we may have to do this every other month or so!  We'll see how it goes!  Now, go do this with your friends!  It was so fun!


  1. Such a good idea. And I saw you trying to hide on April's Instastory! You looked adorable.

  2. This is such a great idea, and I'm going to try some of those recipes to break out of our current meal rut!

  3. I loved this idea so much I’ve already texted my friends and we are doing this!