Forty servings of chili calls for a lot of beans. Good thing Andy and I won’t be eating it all!
I did indeed make that much chili this weekend. And I meant to. I’ve never made that much of a dish at one time, so I felt quite accomplished. I made it all in preparation for a meal swap I have coming up with four other women. One of them is pregnant and wanted to stock her freezer with some easy-to-prepare meals, so the rest of us were happy to try out this swap and save ourselves some time with cooking for a couple of weeks. Once we swap, we will each get two 4-serving dishes of each entrée.
This is the view of the kitchen counters when it struck me what an organized mess I had going on throughout Sunday and I had already made 8 servings. Now that I look at it more, it doesn’t seem like a big mess, just a lot of cans. And meatloaf that I was in the process of making. But is was definitely a little overwhelming in person.
So are meal swaps worth the upfront investment of time and money? Is it worth it to put your dinner options in someone else’s hands? What do you think? Stay tuned for my answer in a few weeks.