Usually when my sisterchicks try to get together for a Girls Night Out–no matter how easy or elaborate, it requires a lot of emails. A LOT. You know,
Where should we go?
I don’t care. Wherever you wanna go.
I already went there. It was ok.
Oh, well, how about this place?
Or maybe here?
Oh, I can only do Friday between 5-7 or Monday between 10 and12:45.
You know how it goes. So, Tuesday when I emailed my friends and asked them if they’d come over to cook some freezable meals for my dad, they all responded with a resounding YES. And in a matter of minutes (ok, maybe hours) we planned to get together at my house and cook as much stuff as we could.
So, I scoured Once A Month Mom for some freezable recipes, ran to the grocery store and had all the food laying out on the counter by the time my besties arrived.
Soon we were opening cans, cutting onions, and cooking our little hearts out. The recipes I picked out were pretty easy–Paula Deen’s Taco Soup, Mandi’s Lasagna (link, Mandi?), Enchilada Bake, Chicken Tortilla Soup and rDad’s Saucy Pepper Jack Chicken.
It probably took us a little over 2 hours and look what we completed:
Isn’t that awesome?! That’s at least 8 meals! And all my parents have to do is pop it in the crock pot or the oven. I’m almost jealous I have to bring it to them! We were so inspired by our foodie-ness that we’re going to try a real live true once-a-month-freezer-cooking day a la Once A Month Mom soon.
But the best part was the rally-ing. The fact that my friends would drop everything (and their husbands would rearrange their schedules) to come help ME do something for my dad. It’s overwhelming. I love them so much and am so thankful that God gave me life-long friends. Proverbs talks about a friend that sticks “closer than a brother”. I’ve never understood that verse because I have a great brother–he’d do anything for me. But I see it today…my sisterchicks love me as much as their own family. They are willing to do things that sometimes family won’t or can’t do. And I’m amazed by it.
Thank you, dear friends! Aloha.