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Meal Idea Monday: Chicken Curry Soup

3 Feb
Chicken Curry Soup. Image from

Chicken Curry Soup. Image from

Hi all! I have a wonderfully delicious meal idea for you today… Chicken Curry Soup from Family Feedbag.

This looks absolutely divine, and it would be a beautiful meal to bring someone this week. Enjoy!!!




Meal Idea Monday: Salsa Chicken And Rice Casserole

20 Jan
Salsa Chicken and Rice Casserole. Image from

Salsa Chicken and Rice Casserole. Image from

Happy Monday!! It’s a beautiful day, do you know why? It’s because this is the day the LORD has made! I’ve been working on really trying to see the positive in everything, the beauty in all of life’s moments- even the seemingly mundane parts of life. Let me tell you that when I really look, there is joy to be had in every situation! There is beauty in everything, as long as I’m truly wanting to see it. God is showing me that I have a reason to be thankful in ALL things.

I’m sure many of you are the same way, always looking to see the beauty in everything. But if that’s a struggle for you (like it can be for me), I challenge you to start looking for the beauty and joy. You will certainly find it! And sometimes it’s in the least suspecting places. It’s like a treasure hunt all day long with you and God. It’s fun!

I have a wonderful recipe idea for you today, from a wonderful recipe site- Family Feedbag. The recipe is for Salsa Chicken and Rice Casserole. This meal would be PERFECT to bring to a family this week. Be sure to make two, so your family can have one- and their family can have one. You’re all sure to enjoy it!

Be Happy, See the Beauty, and have a GREAT week!


always something to be thankful for

dance in the rain

Meal Idea Monday: Italian Turkey Soup

13 Jan
Italian Turkey Soup. Image from

Italian Turkey Soup. Image from

Hi all! I was looking at the weather around the world today, and thought you might think this is interesting. I sure did!

Phoenix, AZ- high 71 degrees, low 45 degrees

Denver, CO- high 49 degrees, low 32 degrees

Dallas, TX- high 65 degrees, low 35 degrees

Miami, FL- high 80 degrees, low 69 degrees

Anaheim, CA- high 80 degrees, low 48 degrees

Washington, D.C.- high 59 degrees, low 46 degrees

Boise, Idaho- high 41, low 26 degrees (chilly!!)

Seattle, WA- high 51 degrees, low 43 degrees

Omaha, Nebraska- high 47 degrees, low 35 degrees

Augusta, Maine- high 39 degrees, low 35 degrees

Boston, Massachusetts high 50 degrees, low 43 degrees

Lansing, Michigan- high 42 degrees, low 26

Sydney, Australia high 80 degrees, low 65 degrees

London, England- high 50 degrees, low 37 degrees

So that gives you an idea of some of what we’re all feeling today (I know I didn’t put all the highs and lows in there- that would’ve kept us here all day!) Some of us will be more chilly than others. Some of us may be wearing our snuggie all day, some may be using our umbrella today, and some may quite possibly have shorts on at some point today!

I have a great recipe idea for you from an all time favorite site, Our Best Bites. It’s for Italian Turkey Soup. It looks absolutely delicious, and it’s sure to warm you up as things get even cooler tonight. Be sure to make enough to bring to a friend!

And if that friend is going through a time of need in their life, then what are you waiting for? Set up a meal schedule for them on Food Tidings, and help them get meal support by inviting other friends and family. It’s such a wonderful way to show your love and care!



Meal Idea Monday: Creamy Black Bean Chicken Soup

30 Dec
Creamy Black Bean Chicken Soup. Image from

Creamy Black Bean Chicken Soup. Image from

I have a great meal idea for you today… Creamy Black Bean Chicken Soup from a great new resource I found called Pass The Fresh. GREAT recipe resource!

Creamy Black Bean Chicken Soup is a crock pot recipe, which means- super simple. I’m all about simple, especially when the results are this delicious!

Enjoy, and Happy New Year!!!


Meal Idea Monday: Baked Chicken With Honey Soy Sauce

21 Oct

My family and I recently started having Shabbat dinner together as a family on Friday evenings. It’s a beautiful way to welcome the Sabbath, and it’s just great family time for us that we look forward to each week.

I have a dear friend who shared this recipe with me, and it’s so easy to make and it’s absolutely DELICIOUS! I have made it three times now (twice for Shabbat and once just because), and each time my kids just gobble it up. Let me tell you, that is a nice feeling! 

This is a beautiful meal to bring someone who is going through a transitional time in their life, so what are you waiting for? Head to the store and get the ingredients! 🙂


Recipe adapted from

4 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs (I get the package from Costco, and that can make two batches of this or I use the whole package and double the marinade when we have friends over)

1/3 cup honey

3 tbs soy sauce

3 tbs mustard

Directions: Mix honey, soy sauce, and mustard together really well in a bowl. Place chicken thighs spread out in greased baking dish, and then pour sauce all over the chicken.

Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour. Check on it from time to time. Once it’s golden brown, you know it’s ready. If you’re doubling the recipe, it may take a little longer to bake.

The chicken pairs really well with green beans and/or mashed potatoes. I’m all about easy, so I get the already prepared mashed potatoes from Costco, and they’re REALLY good! They’ll think you slaved over the hot stove all day to prepare this wonderful meal!


Meal Idea Monday: Garlic Lemon Chicken Kabobs

26 Aug

Well, it’s that time again- how does Monday keep on happening so quickly? Anyone else feel that way? Lately, time seems to be flying.

I, for one, am ready for the summer to be over here in Arizona. We’re almost through August, so that’s a good thing. But really, it’s not until like Halloween that things start to cool down for us. Halloween is my mental marker… if I can make it to the end of October, I’m golden…. and much cooler! Which I know, to many of you that sounds CRAZY since the cool weather and even cold weather comes WAY before the end of October…. 🙂

Seeing that it’s still summer here, I’m thinking grill still. So, here’s a fabulous meal idea that comes from Annie’s Eats. Love that site! It’s for Garlic Lemon Chicken Kabobs. She serves them with tzatziki sauce as well, and boy just looking at them is making my mouth water.

I’m bringing dinner to some good friends of ours whose wife is battling cancer, and these may be the answer to my “what in the world will I bring them?” question that I always have just before I bring a dinner. I know that sounds crazy, but it’s true! I never know what to bring. Yes, I know- if I’m the one doing all these Meal Idea Mondays, it shouldn’t be a problem right?! True, it shouldn’t be a problem. But alas, I still hem and haw until the day before or even the day of about wanting to bring the “perfect” meal.

The truth is… any meal I bring that I make with love is the perfect meal! I’m telling myself this as much as I’m telling anyone who is reading. Grateful to have written this post to be reminded that it’s not about what you bring, it’s that you’re bringing it at all. It’s the love and support that the food shows when you walk up to the door, knock, hand over the food and give them a great big hug. That right there is what this is all about.

Have a fantastic week.


Meal Idea Monday: Mom’s Chicken Salad Sandwiches

19 Aug
Mom's Chicken Salad Sandwiches. Image from

Mom’s Chicken Salad Sandwiches. Image from

Happy Monday! I have a wonderful meal idea for you today, and I got it from the wonderful Six Sister’s Stuff. This website is AMAZING!!! Be prepared to have a blast searching through so many amazing recipes, as well as many great project ideas too!

Mom’s Chicken Salad Sandwiches is today’s meal idea, and boy does it look delicious! I just had chicken salad lettuce wraps this weekend, and I had forgotten how yummy chicken salad is.

I pinned this recipe to our Pinterest Boards as well. Be sure to follow our boards, and get some awesome recipes and many other great ways to make helping others even more fun.

Have a wonderful week, and be someone’s reason to smile! 🙂


Meal Idea Monday: White Chicken Enchiladas

22 Jul
White Chicken Enchiladas. Image from

White Chicken Enchiladas. Image from

Every Sunday, my family has a tradition of getting together for dinner and spending time together. My sister Julie hosted last night, and she made a delicious dinner for us! It was a recipe she found on Pinterest (SUCH a fun site with amazing ideas… I just love browsing pinterest and pinning so many things that I guess if I’m being honest I most likely won’t ever try… but STILL fun to dream and plan! :)). Anyways, it’s for White Chicken Enchiladas from Joyful Momma’s Kitchen. 

Verdict? They were AWESOME!!! We ate them with black beans and chips and salsa… it was a meal fit for kings. So this was a pinterest success, and I would recommend anyone bringing these enchiladas over to a friend. Plus they will freeze well, too! Thank you, Julie for the awesome dinner last night!

-Lisa 🙂


Meal Idea Monday: Chicken Enchilada Roll Ups

15 Jul
Chicken Enchilada Rollups. Image from

Chicken Enchilada Rollups. Image from 

Hi there! I have a wonderful meal idea for you today from an awesome recipe resource… Chicken Enchilada Roll Ups from Six Sisters’ Stuff. These are perfect to bring someone this week!

Do you know of anyone who is going through a transitional time in their life? Just had a baby, is sick or recovering from surgery, has a child who is going through chemo, is going through chemo or radiation themselves, grieving the loss of a loved one, is moving, just moved, or just could use a little extra cheer in their lives? Then set them up with a Food Tidings schedule!! It’s super simple and easy to do… what are you waiting for?!

Have a great week!


Meal Idea Monday: Paleo Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups

24 Jun
Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups. Image from

Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups. Image from

Hello everyone! Happy Monday! I have a wonderful meal idea for you that would be a beautiful meal to bring someone this week. It’s paleo as well as gluten free (so it’s great for those with food allergies, etc), and super healthy and delicious…. Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups from Paleo Girl’s Kitchen.

This is going to be a new favorite recipe idea site for me, I can tell! I’m ready for my family and I to really start eating healthier… hence the paleo and gluten free meal idea! 🙂

My sister in law is amazingly fit and super healthy, and she is a trainer full time at a cross fit gym in Colorado. She has eaten Paleo for some time now, and swears by it. She says it has helped her feel so much better in so many ways. Now it’s a lifestyle for her, and she enjoys it so much! I have to say I’m intrigued for sure, and am heavily considering trying this out. Clean eating can’t hurt anything… it can only help!

I hope you have a fantastic week, and remember to be someone’s reason to smile!

If you know of anyone who is going through a transitional time in their life, and could use some cheer from friends and family in the form of meals (and smiles!), you can help! Create a meal schedule for them today…. then invite friends and family to sign up to bring them a meal. It’s simple and can make such a difference!