With all our family has been through the last year, we’ve learned to really appreciate the little things. One of those things were the family dinners provided when were are the Ronald McDonald House. That’s why when we had a chance to Share a Meal with Unilever, we knew exactly what we were going to do to pay it forward. (Hint there are 25 Easy Freezer Meals involved!)
In 2014, we stayed at the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester, MN and in Denver, CO. It was really hard to be away from family, and on top of that it was really stressful trying to know where our meals would come from. All of Bayla’s medical expenses have really restricted our budget, so we thought we were going to be eating Ramen the whole time we were there.
The family dinners that volunteers made at the houses were amazing. While we were in Denver, they had a dinner virtually every night. Knowing that we wouldn’t have to worry about being hungry was such a weight off of our shoulders. These meals offered not only food, but amazing food. It also allowed us time to get to know the volunteers and other families staying in the house. (It’s amazing how much that does to pick up your spirits)
Now that we are back home, we are joining in Unilever’s mission to Share a Meal and help those in need. They are working hard with Project Sunlight to help and try and put an end to child hunger. This great documentary shares what they are trying to accomplish, and how hunger hits every community big and small. Check it out to learn more about the project, and how you can get involved.
Our family keeps it real by paying forward when we have received kindness. Each meal at the Ronald McDonald House literally brought tears to my eyes. Seeing Bayla being sick for so long has been so stressful, and having not to worry about cooking or her being hungry lifted so much burden off of me when we were away from home.
We’re going to do a family dinner at the local RHMC in Minneapolis, and the kids wanted to make our easy cheesy baked ziti recipe! Just look at the picture, OMG yum! You can get the recipe for the baked ziti here. (You are gonna want it, it’s stupid easy)
After we are done volunteering at the house, we are going to make some easy freezer meals to give other families in our area that we know are having a hard time. Whether it’s financial, family illness, or just stress in general having meals you can take to someone can really help make sure their family has full bellies!
That’s why I want to encourage you to Share a Meal with Unilever with these amazing freezer meals. I’ve done the hard work for you finding some amazing recipes that can really make someone’s day. Plus, you guys are awesome. Don’t just stop there. Get creative. Do a can food drive. Volunteer at your local food bank. Get involved and help feed your community! Now onto the recipes!
Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Crockpot Beer and Cheese Soup
Slow Cooker Taco Soup
Amazingly Cheesy Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Chicken Caesar Sandwiches
Crockpot Orange Chicken
Sausage and Cheese Biscuits (great freeze and bake breakfast)
Creamy Bacon Cheddar Potato Chowder
Lemon Garlic Dump Chicken
Now that you are hungry, imagine that being around forever. That’s what a hungry kid goes through. So get off your buns and get involved with Unilever’s Project Sunlight. You can get more information here: www.ProjectSunlight.us
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