The Sisterchicks Cook

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?

You decide.

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.

Comments

  1. AWE.SOME.
    .-= Heather @ Not a DIY Life´s last blog ..My Toddler’s Nutrition – Breakfast =-.

  2. What an incredible blessing to have such close friends. This post made me cry. (I am like super duper weepy lately, but still.)

    And doing Once a Month cooking is so rewarding and helpful!
    .-= Vanderbilt Wife´s last blog ..Ten Months =-.

  3. That is so awesome, Amanda!!! Your friends are true BFF’s – those are the kind that are blessings from above!!!
    .-= Andrea @ Mommy Snacks.net´s last blog ..Tide Stain Release | Great Price at Target =-.

  4. Be so thankful Amanda as true life-long friends are sometimes so hard to come by.

    Hold onto this for your Daddy for we know what a servant he has been:

    Exodus 23:25 – And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. (KJV)

    25 … And give worship to the Lord your God, who will send a blessing on your bread and on your water; and I will take all disease away from among you. (Basic English)

    25 … I will free you from disease. (Moffatt, Smith-Goodspeed)

    25 … I have turned aside sickness from thy heart. (Young)

    25 … and keep sickness away from thy company. (Knox)

  5. What a blessing! It’s great to have friends like this in a time of need. :)
    .-= Smoochiefrog´s last blog ..Joining the Masses =-.

  6. Let me know when I can cook them a meal and I’ll get it right over!

  7. How about next week I cook a meal for you and your family, not mom and dad, but for you, Les, Lydia and ASA! Let me know what your fav is and I’ll try it…and I’ll bring it over for you guys – heck I don’t have anything M-F next week so far.

    I need a few days – day after I saw you, took my friends daughter to dr and she had swine, so I’m waiting a few days before I see people as a total precaution! I will see you Sunday hopefully and we can discuss what day works best.

    Love you and your fam and praying for daddy!

  8. Very, very sweet friends! I have good friends like that in our Care Group and they’ve done that kind of thing for us (when I was pg with Harrison and sicker than a dog). And LOL…I see brozen freastmilk (how one of my girls said “frozen breast milk”)
    .-= Gina´s last blog ..School Organization =-.

  9. Awesome that you have friends that are such a blessing! Still praying for your Dad!

  10. Cindy Hunnicutt says:

    Well. all I can say is when I got home and smelled something delicious cooking in my house, I knew I was BLESSED! Thank you so much Sisterchicks for the love and yummy food. What a blessing and joy you all are in our lives. Darrell ate a big bowlful!!
    Love you,
    Cindy

    Amanda, what a pure blessing you are to us. I love you so much! Mama :-)

  11. Very, very cool!
    .-= Stacey @ Tree, Root, and Twig´s last blog ..When the Mom’s Away =-.

  12. Wow, those are some good friends. This is such a great idea. I considered doing something like this with some of my moms group friends, maybe we should make it a service project instead… Thanks for the inspiration, and thanks for stopping by my blog!
    .-= Pam´s last blog ..Poofed Wall Art =-.

  13. I just can’t believe how clean that freezer is!

    And yes. The e-mails. They are many.
    .-= Holly at Tropic of Mom´s last blog ..Lone sailboat =-.

  14. Stephanie says:

    That is so great! Praying for your dad today.

  15. I SO wanted to be there!!!!! Looks like ya’ll had fun! Praying hard, though!
    .-= Staci´s last blog ..Bumblebee Birthday! =-.

  16. What a great idea for hanging out! And what great friends. Think I could convince my friends to come over and cook the meals for me? 6 months pregnant doesn’t result in much productivity in the kitchen.
    .-= Tricia @ Onceamonthmom.com´s last blog ..Save the Date: Evening of October 10th =-.

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