Virtual Midweek Refuel Dinner
What if we took a picture of our Wednesday night dinner plate at home and emailed it to the church (firstname.lastname@example.org) along with a blurb to tell a little about the meal. You could share if it’s a family favorite, your grandma’s recipe, the first attempt at a new recipe, how it was received by everyone, if the biscuits were a little burnt on the bottom or doughy in the middle, if you burned your arm while taking the chicken out of the oven, who set the table, who did the dishes, or it could be a take out meal, etc…just a day in the life account of your “new normal” Wednesday night supper.
Midweek Refuel Distribution Wk 10
Wednesday Night family meal is Honey Chicken Nuggets with Mac and Cheese. Fresh cantaloupe and baby carrots with peanut butter for dipping are on the plate. Families also received vanilla and chocolate instant pudding, and a treat of Rice Krispy bars. Vendor items included Sunbelt Granola Bars, Belvita breakfast bars, Frito-Lay chips, and Rotella’s bread. We were able to tuck in a second jar of peanut butter for the families.
Monday, August 10th we provided a frozen Ravioli family bag and pasta sauce as an entree for the staple items and fresh fruit the families were receiving.
Please remember these families during your mealtime prayer. So many uncertainties for many these days. MWR thanks you for your support and generosity.
Midweek Refuel Distribution Wk 9
The Wednesday Night family meal delivered today featured a bag of Chicken Nuggets, a bottle of ketchup, two boxes of Mac and Cheese, two boxes of strawberry jello, a 16 oz jar of peanut butter, a package of 16 individually wrapped American Cheese slices, and a bag of microwaveable popcorn. With the bread, you could make a peanut butter or peanut butter and banana sandwich. A grilled cheese sandwich or buttered toast could also be made.
For a summertime surprise a bag of Kool Pops ( to put in the freezer)
were tucked in for a family treat. They looked like a rainbow of colors!
Vendor items included Frito-Lay Chips and a loaf of Rotella bread.
Please keep these families in your mealtime prayer. Thank you for your generosity!
Midweek Refuel Teams
Midweek Refuel Distribution Wk 8
The Wednesday Night Family meal this week features a 45 count bag of meatballs, a pound of spaghetti, two cans of pasta sauce, a bottle of Ranch Dressing, a bag of garden blend lettuce salad, and a 16 oz. jar of peanut butter. Vendor items include a loaf of Rotella Bread and Sunbelt Bakery granola bars. The bread can be oven-toasted to go with the pasta meal or used for peanut butter sandwiches!
Keep these children and their families in your mealtime prayer during these days filled with uneasiness.
Midweek Refuel Distribution Wk 7
The family meal pack this week is “Breakfast for Dinner.” The pack contains a 32 oz. box of Complete Pancake Mix, a 24 oz. bottle of syrup, a 16 oz jar of peanut butter, a package of frozen sausage patties, a dozen eggs, and fresh cantaloupe. The vendor item is a loaf of Rotella’s bread for toast or peanut butter sandwiches. Can you see a family gathered around the table for dinner with syrup dripping off forks, faces sporting a touch of maple syrup, and the kitchen radiating the sweet smell of syrup? Please keep these families in your mealtime prayer during these uncertain times.
Midweek Refuel Distribution Wk 6
This week’s family meal is Spaghetti and meatballs with three cheese pasta sauce, a head of Dole Lettuce with Ranch Dressing, toasted buttered bread, plus vanilla and chocolate instant pudding. Vendor items include assorted Frito-Lay chips and Rotella’s bread. Keep these families in your mealtime table prayer.
Midweek Refuel Distribution Wk 5
This week the Wednesday evening family meal pack includes a bag of 45 Frozen Honey Chicken Tenders; a package of Homestyle Mashed Potatoes; a one pound bag of baby carrots; a 16 oz. jar of Peanut Butter; a 16 count package of individually wrapped American Cheese slices; and two bags of microwaveable popcorn. Vendor items include bags of Frito-Lay assorted chips and a loaf of Rotella Bread. The bread provides options for peanut butter sandwiches, toast, or grilled cheese sandwiches.
Think of these families as you have your evening table prayer. There are challenges and changes for so many in our communities.
“It was a lovely Saturday night out on the deck and we were celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary. Yes, that’s curbside cuisine!”
A comfort dinner for a warm Spring evening. A juicy burger with baked beans and potato salad.
A Mexican Fiesta.
Samples enjoyed a Mexican fiesta for Wednesday night. Yummy!!
Dan grilled burgers for dinner. We had a broccoli, strawberry and cheese salad with sweet corn. Tasted great on a hot evening. Dinner conversation was about the many places we had lived. Having never moved as we grew up, our married life has presented 7 moves. Each move has enriched our lives and created new, lasting friendships, and so many wonderful opportunities.
Midweek Refuel Distribution Wk 1
The first meal bag includes a package of frozen chicken patties, a package of herb and butter instant mashed potatoes, one pound bag of baby carrots, 6 bananas, and a 16 oz jar of peanut butter. Vendor items include a loaf of Rotella bread, Sunbelt granola bars, Belvita bars, and assorted Frito- Lay chips. This week a donation of a 24 count box of Crayola Crayons and paper was included as a perk for the children. This meal will be delivered directly to the homes of 180+ families and 502 + children by the school district. Remember these families as you have your dinner time prayer on Wednesday evening. Next week’s meal will be featured on June 10th.
Midweek Refuel Teams
*Hy-Vee is partnering with MWR on this project. They have ordered products the last two months, stored frozen entrees, made numerous deliveries, and will continue deliveries weekly. They are seeing this through the “eyes of a child.” We are most grateful to them for their help.
Midweek Refuel Distribution Wk 2
Tonight’s meal -Pasta Night!
The dinner entree tonight is Spaghetti and meatballs with three cheese pasta sauce, bag of Lettuce Salad Mix, a bottle of ranch dressing and toasted bread. The shelf life bag has the pasta sauce, the one pound box of spaghetti, the Ranch dressing, and a 16 oz jar of peanut butter. Vendor donated items include, Sunbelt granola bars, Belvita bar, Frito-Lay individual chips and a loaf of Rotella bread.Three double sided bookmarks designed by Libby were included for the children to color.
Midweek Refuel is grateful to you for coming to Wednesday dinners with generosity and to our vendors and Hy-Vee for their support of this summer program during COVID-19.Remember the families in your evening table prayer.
Midweek Refuel Distribution Wk 3
Pancake and Sausage Night
The summer pack that will be distributed on Wednesday, June 17th includes a box of complete pancake mix, a bottle of syrup, sausage patties, a 16 oz jar of peanut butter, a fresh whole cantaloupe.and two bags of microwave popcorn. Vendor item from
Rotella’s is a loaf of bread.
Midweek Refuel Distribution Wk 4
Chicken Nugget Night
The meal pack for June 24th features a 50 count bag of frozen Chicken Nuggets, 2 boxes of Mac and Cheese, a one-pound bag of baby carrots, a 24 oz. bottle of Ketchup, and six bananas. Vendor items of Sunbelt granola bars and Rotella’s loaf of bread complete the dinner for six. Toasted buttered bread, peanut butter sandwich, or peanut butter and banana sandwich are options as well.
Pat & Linda Plummer had Southwestern Goulash, Avocado Ranch Salad, and Cornbread. Conversation centered around the news of the day and our family.
Jo Taylor's Dinner
Tonight I am having chicken and biscuits, blackberrys and a no bake cookie. I grew up on a farm. Where we raised, and yes ate, our chickens and this was a dish Mom made a lot. Monday my sister stopped by and surprised me with a Costco chicken. I hadn’t seen my sister in months or ever in a mask, so it was good to see her and a chicken. Blackberrys are really good and are on sale for 99 cents. No bake cookies are dangerous to have around. Just me, so I cooked, ate and cleaned.
The Willson’s had a driveway picnic with kids and grandkids. Grilled burgers hot dogs corn baked beans, slaw and chocolate cake and ice cream for dessert. Went fishing at Terra Lake Park after dinner. Was a great day! Hope others had a wonderful “potluck” too!
Kelly Family Dinner
The Kelly Family had homemade mac n cheese & strawberry jello w/bananas, made by Mom. Claire started a QUARANTINE DINNER list when we returned from spring break in March & tonight was our 87th meal at home. Some take-out included 🙂 Grace & Henry loaded dinner dishes in the dishwasher. ️
This is a family favorite of the Plymale family. Cubed steak with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, and biscuits. This night it was just Mike and Michelle eating because of the shelter in place orders. To have a little fun, Mike took a picture of the meal and sent it in a text to their children and grandchildren. A family text war started when someone asked: “where were the lima beans?”. The texts started to flow. Two teams, #LimaBeansRule and #LimaBeansDrool were formed. Many, many texts were traded over the next half hour. Not a house divided, but a house united over a cubed steak dinner.
The menu for Sunday night dinner at the Powers’ consisted of pork chops, potato salad, marinated cucumbers & onions and pineapple-marshmallow coleslaw.
Libby loves to search for new recipes online and found the Best Ever Potato Salad recipe on The Pioneer Woman’s website. Google it, you won’t be sorry! Delicious! The coleslaw recipe was handed down from Libby’s late aunt. No matter the season, you could bet if she invited you for dinner, this slaw would be served.
We chatted about our kids, grandkids, currents events and how much we are going to miss Morganne when she moves to Wisconsin.
No dessert for us tonight, at the beginning of our sheltering in place Libby was baking treats for snacks and dessert, but has since stopped. The numbers on the scale were increasing as our will power was decreasing.