With the nice weather approaching, the FMP will wait until September before hosting our next Cook-In. So, we declare April as “DO-It-Yourself Month” Spring is a perfect time to host simple Cook-Ins from your home, church, park or community kitchen. Here are some ideas for keeping your first one simple, short and fun. Continue reading
Fifteen participants joined us for our second Cook-In. We spent the evening assembling a meal together, boxing food to take home, sitting down to enjoy the meal together and sharing ideas. The focal point of the meal was to cook turkeys but when it came to sharing ideas everyone had lots of things to say.
Planning, Preparing and Sharing are the cornerstone of the Family Meals Project and this cook-In allowed for lots of sharing. It was both fun and enlightening to take part in the discussions. Continue reading
Yep! All of the above. We hosted our first Cook-In and people were smiling as they stacked containers of prepared food to take home. But first, let’s share how the evening started. Don purchased food, set up cooking stations, and demonstrated how to prepare ingredients at each area. Everyone pitched in and 30 minutes later we were finished packaging ingredients for soup-based meals. Then we gathered to eat and plan. Continue reading
In 1900, 2% of Americans ate dinner outside of the home. Do you dare to guess what a 2010 study determined? (answer at the end of this post.) According to Dr. Mark Hyman, columnist for the Huffington Post, eating at home, like our grandparents did years ago, is the best way to remain healthy. Continue reading