Saturday, March 28, 2009
Angel Food Ministries - March Boxes
Thankfully the storms have moved out of here (finally) and the sun is shining again! Things were rockin' and rollin' around here (again) at about 3:30 a.m. and woke me (again) so after three nights of this, I am one exhausted gal I'm tellin' y'all. My heart and prayers go out to those who have endured damage and loss in these recent storms, those in the path of the last one still, and for all who are dealing with the flooding along the Red River.
In between hopefully napping a bit over the weekend, I have lots of housework to catch up on too so things will be quieter around here for a couple days, though I do have some recipes to post - just gotta get 'em typed up! But... I picked up my Angel Food Ministries boxes this morning and wanted to make a quick post to share with y'all about what I got this month... just in case you've been sitting on the fence trying to decide whether to try this or not.
Angel Food Ministries is for everyone You don't have to meet any eligibility requirements, it's not charity, or welfare, or a government assistance program or anything like that. It is most like a food co-op - a large group of people purchasing together at a discounted price.
Remember too, that if you don't already have a host site for Angel Food Ministries in your area, it may be possible to get one started - and if you do, you'll certainly be bringing a sorely needed benefit to your community, especially in these hard economic times. Check their website for the details.
Also, if this mix of food doesn't particularly suit you, there were also 2 other regular boxes (the senior/convenience frozen dinners and a new allergen free food box), plus 2 meat special boxes (steaks, ribs, chops, etc.) and a Easter dinner sides box (dressing, green beans, mashed potatoes, etc.) that I didn't buy for March. For April, besides the regular box, senior box, allergen free box and the usual meat specials, they are also offering a seafood box for the first time ever. It includes Alaskan salmon, IQF whiting fillets and IQF large shrimp. Click here for the complete menu for April.
Deadlines to order for April do vary according to location, but for my area, it is Sunday, April 12th, 2009 for online ordering. Pick up day is usually 2 weeks after that; for me that is Saturday, April 25th.
I have a few recipes up, but don't forget that Susanne over at Hillbilly Housewife posts monthly menus based on Angel Food Ministries ingredients. Now this is generally based on the regular basic box ingredients if I recall correctly, and the wider variety of meats are gonna be in the meat special boxes, so you're on your own there, but be sure to check her site out.
Here's what I purchased for my March box - remember current ordering is for April boxes now. My freezer is stocked!
March Angel Food Ministries Food Boxes
Total: $122 - 2 Signature (Regular) Boxes ($60); Easter Dinner Box ($22); Chicken Tenders Box ($18); Fresh Fruit & Veggie Box ($22)
8 (6 ounce each) ribeye steaks
6 pounds split chicken breasts
3 pounds of country fried steak patties
2 pounds of 80/20 ground beef
2 pounds fully cooked meatballs
2 pounds of ground turkey
2 pounds of mild Italian sausage
1 (2 pound) beef meatloaf with vegetables
1 (2 pound) beef roast
1 (2 pound) boneless pork roast
10 pounds of IQF chicken tenders (plain, unbreaded)
2 pounds of thin spaghetti pasta noodles
2 (28 ounce) canned spaghetti sauce
4 (10.5 ounce) cans of condensed tomato soup
2 (1 pound) packages of dried pinto beans
2 (32 ounce) cartons of shelf stable milk
2 dozen eggs
2 blueberry pies
2 pounds of frozen diced carrots
2 pounds of frozen cut green beans
2 (20 ounce) bags of shoestring french fries
3 pounds of Idaho baking potatoes
3 pounds of North Carolina sweet potatoes
1 head of Florida green cabbage
1 pound California whole carrots
2 pounds of yellow onions
2 heads of garlic
1 large cantaloupe
3 pounds of Valencia oranges
4 honey tangerines
4 Washington State Granny Smith apples
3 pounds of Washington State Fuji apples
That's it for me - have a great weekend everybody!
Click here for some recipe ideas using Angel Food Ministries ingredients!
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I have come across the term "Angel Food Ministries" before, and had no idea what it was. I did think it was some kind of charity thing. As you explain it, a food co-op, pre-ordered, makes a lot of sense now.ReplyDelete
Hi Jan! I believe it may have its roots in an effort these folks who founded it did to help families struggling in their own community, but has grown nationwide now. Some people do purchase boxes to donate to families in need, but for the most part it's just good ole everyday folks who use it to supplement their food budgets for the most part.ReplyDelete
wow that's a lot of food for just 122 dollars....I've sort of heard about it...but so glad I found your post...I may have to check into this....Happy SITS dayReplyDelete
haha, I picked up my food co-op box yesterday! Someday I'll start an Angel food group in my area. . .after the kids are grown up :)ReplyDelete
Glad to help Noah's Mommy! You should check it out for sure.ReplyDelete
I hear ya Krystal!!