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12/24/08 7:05 A

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If you are entering food from angel food to your tracker, I found that somebody has done the work for you on some of the foods.
Click on Add Food, then on Import from Other Members.
Type in a search for "AFM"

Many of the Senior Meals are in there. They are not identical, but close enough.

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12/22/08 1:33 P

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And you just reminded me to get two of the senior dinners out for tomorrow night to thaw. I think they will heat better that way. The chicken was slightly dry.

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12/22/08 12:11 P

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That must be horrible having blackouts during freezing weather. We only have them during a hot summer here. Those senior boxes sound delicious, glad you enjoyed them. That reminds me, I need to thaw some angelfood for tonight's dinner.


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12/21/08 9:12 P

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DH & I each eat one of the Senior dinners from Angel Food for supper. Not too bad. Actually pretty good. The directions recommended thawing in the refrigerator a day. We didn't do that.
We didn't have the same meal. But each figured to between 350 & 360 calories. It was balanced. Mine had applesauce, which was too sweet to be the sugar free.
12 more to go. But we may buy them again....more for the PORTION CONTROL. I don't think they would card anybody who bought them.
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12/21/08 2:32 P

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We just picked up our Angel Food yesterday for December.

We ordered one box of the Senior meals. To see what they are. DH and I won't be able to eat the same thing at the same time. Then we were able to order the boneless, skinless chicken breast. We also ordered some gift boxes for family.

All this came the about 14 hours after we got our power restored. Northern Indiana has had major ice problems, similar to eastern states a week or two ago. I think we are recovering quicker, but there are areas that have been without power 3 days by now. Red Cross has shelters open.

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12/21/08 12:01 P

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We are not doing well financially as others with these recession times. Our Angelfood church gave us a free box this month. I'm so thankfull. I have lots of healthy vegetables and fruits I froze.
For breakfast I made myself some eggs(from angelfood) w/ chopped zucchini, mushrooms, onions, potatoes and garlic. All except the eggs and garlic were frozen. I love getting small amounts out of a freezer bag and plop into the pan. Cooking is breeze this way now.


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10/19/08 10:46 P

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Thanks Linda. You're correct about it not being government based. I read somewhere that it was and that they use churches because churches reach out to the most needy. But online it says it was started as a ministry. Again thank you!

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10/10/08 10:22 P

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I don't think that Angel Food Ministries is government run. It is a faith based not-for-profit. They can offer food at lower prices because volunteer churches act as the middle man. They do accept food stamps. They also get extra food to give to local food pantries, depending on how many orders they receive, so you are helping others by ordering.

I never purchased the produce box, but did get the produce on the basic menu. i never had trouble with it.

My biggest problem with Angel Food is that it tends to be Higher in fat and sodium than if I made it from scratch. Example: meat loaf and their chicken products. I have been trying to lose weight for months. It has been a big struggle since we started getting the Angel Food in May.

We have been getting their boxes off and on for a couple of years. My husband likes to purchase the Grill boxes, etc., but then we end up with a lot more beef than I would ordinarily purchase. The last time we purchased was in August, and i am still using up some of the items.

Tonight I used the Chicken Fritters [nuggets] in a recipe that I made up from what I had on hand. You can look at it on my Spark Page.

I have seen Hillbilly Housewife before, but some of the other sites listed are new to me. I have received a number of bags of the dried bean mix. I do use it in small quantities. I didn't use it much in the summer, but plan to now. I would just soak a cup of beans over night to add to a soup in the crock pot the next morning.

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9/29/08 6:49 P

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I love the Angel Food boxes - we've been getting them for quite some time!

You can find some menu plans at:
http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/angelf
ood/
and some great recipes using frequent Angel Food items at:
http://www.firemountainworship.org/Recip
es.html

All can be tweaked to be healthier, of course :)

-Jenn
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Wife to a great guy and mommy to the best 3 little cuties on earth!
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9/26/08 6:46 P

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We are getting the October box because my daughter and husband did not do well on the gluten and dairy free diet anymore. I am making only homemade food now. The only food I have that not homemade is what I get from Angelfood. I'll try to put recipes I made with the Angelfood.


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9/20/08 11:28 A

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Angelfood is a government food program that is run out of churches.
Here is the website:
http://www.angelfoodministries.com/

~Susan

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9/8/08 9:53 P

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Hi,
What is angelfood?
I manage a not for profit christian home, go to school and work part time... would love to get some ideas on how to strech my food budget!


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8/18/08 11:45 A

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Thats so true that the fresh produce doesn't last long. I ended up pureeing and freezing pineapple. Anything I can freeze, I do that to preserve the food.
My husband and daughter have to eat gluten and dairy free so Angelfood is not good for them anymore.
We loved getting it. Two boxes would last us an entire month.

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I try to purchase Angelfood each month and plan my meals around their menu each month. It is just me at my house so the food will last a good bit of the month. I have had some problems with the fresh produce I get, it does not seem to last long. I guess I should clean and prep it the day I get it. That would help I am sure.
I look forward to this team, as my funds are short and need to be stretched as far as possible each month.
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