Share on ThriftyFunThis guide contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!
What do you think about Angel Food Ministries?
Angels with Faith Ministries (501c3 non-profit charity located in Winder, GA 30680) announces that our annual Christmas Angels Program will kickoff on November 1st to provide Christmas gifts, holiday food baskets and warm clothing to children in need andtheir families all over Georgia.
You can adopt a family for Christmas and either meet and work with them personally or through us, Either way, it is tax deductible for every cent that you spend. You can also donate toys (new and lightly used), warm clothing, shoes, coats, baby needs, food for holiday baskets, bikes, gift cards, electronics, working computers of all kinds; or make monetary donations via paypal on our websites or by mail or in person.
We have volunteers available to pickup donations in georgia. Each year, we receive hundreds of families in dire need of Christmas assistance from DFCS, Toys for Tots, Salvation Army, Operation Christmas Child, the Military, Empty Stocking, schools, churches, businesses, caring neighbors, and some who come to us themselves. Once the bigger charities stop taking applications in October or get full, they start sending families to us.
Since we receive no funding at all and rely strictly on the tax deductible donations of angels we truly need your help this year. We do not turn anyone in true need who lives in Georgia and isn't receiving Christmas help from anywhere else (we do check) away because every child deserves to have a wonderful Christmas, food and warm clothing.
We are a small group of volunteers working hard to make a difference in the lives of families in true need, crisis or after disasters. Since we do not have any overhead costs and our volunteers do all of our promotional, website and other work, we can give 100% of ALL donations directly to helping those in need.
Please be a Christmas Angel this year and adopt or sponsor a family or families in need in Georgia for Christmas or make a tax deductible donation to help us provdie Christmas to hundreds of Georgia children. ALL donations are tax deductible, our federal EIN number is 27-1972461.
Our websites built and run by volunteers are angelswithfaithministries.beep.com and angelswithfaithministries.org.
Phone: Lori (director) 678-754-1541 Rev Michael Tuck 678-754-2337 or volunteer Avis at 678-887-1988
By christmasangels2012 from Winder, Georgia
Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.
I am looking to start a topic for those of us that get food each month from the Angel Food Ministries. I would like to know what you have made from your Angel Food groceries.
ThriftyFun is one of the longest running frugal living communities on the Internet. These are archives of older discussions.
I suggest that you go to their website and see if this group can help you too. The food can be paid for online so you do not have to waste time when you pick up your food, just remember to take a copy of your order with you. Because your food must be picked up between the hours they are open (your food will be given to someone else at the discretion of the distribution site if you are not there in time) we also designated our daughter as an alternate pick up person (just in case my husband cannot be there).
I suggest everyone who has a difficult time preparing meals or everyone who would like a quality box of food for less than what you'd pay at the grocery store to look into this organization.
By Bobbie from Phoenix, AZ
Editor's Note: Angel Food Ministries is not available in every part of the country. Check the site to see if you can receive it where you live.
With Angel Food Ministries, it would be nice if the volunteers could deliver the food for people that don't have cars for one reason or another. I can't afford to take a cab across town to pick the groceries up and I don't know anybody with a car that is any more physically able to handle that amount of groceries. The ones that could do it for me are the kind of people that I don't really want knowing my business. (02/19/2010)
I have used it and the Share program. I found that the meats were breaded and most of it was to be deep fried. The french fries were the end pieces that were cut off and not used in your regular brand. Also the canned green beans were the end pieces. If you have an Aldi's, Save a Lot, Fareway store, or dollar stores, you are far better off buying from them. You will come out ahead in price and value for your money, plus, you can use coupons when possible. (02/20/2010)
I have used Angel Food ministries. I do not care for their frozen ready meals. They come 10/$28.00 which is not a great bargain. You can do a lot better at a grocery store with frozen meals on sale. I did purchase a 10 lb. pack of chicken for 20$ which I was quite happy with. There are coupons (believe it or not) for this service at retailmenot.com. (02/22/2010)
By Monica Adam
I have had a wonderful time with Angel Food. I get at least 1 of the menu items listed every month. You can go to the website and it will tell you where churches are that participate. (02/22/2010)
like to know what you have made from your Angel Food groceries.
Example, I used some of my boneless chicken breast and the frozen peas and carrots to make a yummy homemade
Chicken Pot pie. I cooked the breaded beef fritters and field peas another night and fried potatoes with them as
If someone has an idea as to how they will use this months food as well, I would like to know!
Cookiepom from Owensboro, KY
We get a lot of chicken and one way I use chicken thighs is to make a marinade of one small bottle of French
dressing, one cup of whole berry cranberry sauce, and two tbls of dry onion flakes or dry onion soup mix. Combine
all three and pour over chicken and refrigerate 3-4 hours or longer. Bake covered at 350 degrees for one hour. I use
my slow cooker until the chicken is tender. I also remove the skin from the chicken before it is marinated.
By Peggy K
Saturday night I made two of the breaded chicken breasts in the toaster oven. I deep fried the shoestring fries. I
served the chicken with sides of hot wing sauce and ranch for dipping. Tonight I made philly cheesesteaks. I
toasted hamburger buns. I sliced some mozzarella cheese and sauteed onions in butter with salt and pepper. I
cooked the steaks and piled the meat on the buns, topped with the cheese and onions. Good football watching food.
I have to go through my recipes when I have some free time (ha), but here's a couple ideas to start.
Greek chicken leg quarters with couscous: Rub chicken legs with olive oil, sprinkle with Greek seasoning (or
mix of rosemary, oregano, salt, pepper) and chopped garlic. Bake or saute until cooked through. Serve with
couscous prepared with chicken broth.
Easy Beef Stroganoff: Brown 1/4 to 1/2 lb ground beef with onion flakes and Spike (a vegetable based
seasoning). Mix in one can cream of mushroom soup and 1/4 cup water. Add 1/2 packet brown gravy mix and 1/3 cup
sour cream. Serve over cooked noodles or rice.
I'm going to make cheesy pigs in a blanket with the hot dogs.
Cream of broccoli soup: Mix one can chicken broth, one can cream of mushroom soup, one block of cream cheese
and the bag of frozen broccoli. Heat and season to taste. You could also use cheese, celery or broccoli soup.
I'll post more ideas as I think of them. (01/22/2006)
This weekend I cooked pinto beans and then served them over rice.
A couple of months ago I made beef stew using the stew beef and frozen peas and carrots, onions and potatoes.
Hello everyone, just wanted to say this is awesome. My fiance and I are the host site directors for AFM in
Lake Milton, Ohio, our first month with AFM was April of 2005. About 2 or 3 months after that we saw there were a
couple items on the next menu and some of us were just at a loss how to cook them. So some of us ladies got
together and now we offer recipes on distribution day, printed out each month for certain items on the menu. So
imagine my surprise when I received this link in my email.
Well after having said all that I really should include a recipe, lol.
Empty corn muffin mix into a medium mixing bowl. Save about 1 T of shredded cheese and bacon for topping; stir
remaining cheese and bacon into muffin mix. Mix in egg and milk, following label directions. Pour batter into a
greased and floured 8-inch square baking dish. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes; sprinkle reserved cheese and bacon over
top and bake 10 minutes longer, or until cornbread browned and firm.
By the way my name is just a coincidence.
God bless! (02/23/2006)
On April's menu we will be getting meatballs. I like to fix meatball subs with them. I use 1 package of meatballs,
1 can of pasta sauce (I prefer Hunts meat sauce). Pour sauce over meatballs and heat. I buy the hogie buns and
sliced cheese. They are really good! About 4 meatballs will fit on 1 hogie, to give you an idea of how many it
will serve. (04/11/2006)
Here is a great recipe for the pork roast.
Mix the salt, pepper, sage, and thyme together and rub over the surface of the pork roast. Let it sit overnight
or a minimum of 2 hours in the refrigerator. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet and brown the roast on all sides.
Remove the roast to a baking dish. Saute the onions and garlic in the oil until the onions are limp. Add the apple
juice and bring to a boil. Pour over the pork roast and cover the baking dish. Bake at 325 degrees F for 2 hours.
When done, remove the roast and let it "rest" covered with foil for 10 minutes before slicing. Pour the drippings
from pan into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Reheat and pour over the sliced pork.
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
Take them and either put them in a crock pot and pour cream of chicken soup over them and a can of chicken
broth and let cook, it tastes great over mashed potatoes or noodles.
Or you can cook them in the oven also, the same way. We love them. (12/08/2006)
I take the popcorn chicken cook them till done, either deep fry or oven. Then I spread them on a foil lined baking
pan, pour a cup of Asian season sauce or barbecue sauce to coat over all. Put in 450 degree oven for 15 - 20 min.
It's not hot wings, but very good and simple. Kids loved it with salad and ranch dressing. (05/18/2007)
I've made several different things.
I use the kraftfoods.com recipes to find different meal ideas, as well as some other online recipe groups. Here
are a few I have tried recently and liked.
Combine all ingredients except rice in large skillet; cover. Cook on medium heat 10 min., stirring
occasionally. Increase heat to medium-high; uncover. Cook 8 to 10 min., or until sauce is thickened and meatballs
are heated through, stirring occasionally.
Serve over the hot cooked rice.
And for the popcorn chicken, I made sweet and sour chicken with fried rice
In a large skillet or wok, heat oil. Stir-fry pepper and onion for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender.
Drain pineapple, reserving juice in a 2-cup measuring cup; set pineapple aside. Add enough water to the juice to
make 1 1/3 cups. Stir in the vinegar, soy sauce and ketchup.
In a bowl, combine brown sugar and cornstarch. Stir in pineapple juice mixture and mix until smooth. Gradually add
to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add pineapple. Reduce heat and
simmer, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes or until heated through.
Meanwhile, microwave chicken according to package instructions (I fried the chicken according to the package
directions). Stir into pineapple mixture. Serve immediately.
*I use the frozen pepper stir fry mix to substitute for the pepper and onion, and do so for most recipes that
call for peppers.
This week I plan to try the Crockpot Honey Chicken and Dried Fruit from the link left by Janna Kelley on 6/8.
As well as this recipe (using the thighs and mixed veg) (from kraftfoods.com):
Creamy Chicken Pasta Toss
Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 35 min
Makes: 4 servings, 2 cups each
Heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 7 minutes or until evenly browned,
Add milk and cream cheese spread; mix well. Bring to boil. Stir in pasta; cover. Reduce heat to medium-low.
Cook 10 min. or until pasta is tender and chicken is cooked through. Add vegetables; cook 5 minutes or until
heated through. Sprinkle with the cheese.
I am not a big 'bean' eater, and have been trying to find a way to
use the pinto beans we so frequently get in our food order. So the
other night I made them in the crockpot with the St. Louis
Here is the recipe:
Sort beans, rinse and drain. Combine all ingredients in 3-4 qt
crockpot. Cover crockpot and cook on low for 8-9hrs or until beans
are tender. 6-8 servings.
In addition, I seasoned the ribs with salt, pepper and BBQ seasoning
and threw them in too. Next time I will wait about 2hrs because they
were so tender they fell of the bones.
I served them up with extra BBQ sauce and cornbread. It was very good!
I used this recipe for the meatballs we received last month, I think.
Mix flour and broth, bring to a boil. Add thawed meatballs, reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until heated
through and sauce is thickened. Stir in sour cream and nutmeg. Serve over hot cooked rice.
I served along side some green beans, too.
An easier/similar version would be to use cream of mushroom soup.
The fajita chicken from July's Angel Food was useful for many dishes. I cooked it in a large frying pan in olive
oil and some sliced up onions. When it was almost done I threw in sliced mushrooms. This combo was the basis for a
few different meals. The first night we threw it in flour tortillas with some Mexican cheese mix and some Spanish
rice. I also used it in a wrap with romaine lettuce, mozzarella cheese, and Caesar dressing. It is also good with
pasta and sauce of your choice. (08/28/2007)
Easy Sweet N Sour Chicken using Angel Food Ministries Chicken Fritters
Bake chicken fritters in oven according to directions. Mix brown sugar and cornstarch in non-stick pan. Stir in
pineapple with juice, vinegar, and soy sauce. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat, simmer stirring
occasionally for about five minutes. Stir in peppers and tomatoes. Just before serving stir in the chicken and
coat all. Serve over brown or white rice or ramen noodles.
Note: this dish is pretty as a picture, and delicious enough for company. Enjoy! (09/07/2007)
This month we received pork loin chops and I found a recipe for chops topped with a can of mandarin oranges,
cloves, and pepper. You cook your chops in a skillet with oil until they're brown and then add a can of mandarin
oranges, a half teaspoon of cloves and some pepper and let them simmer for about 20-25 minutes until all the juice
runs clear. My kids love mandarin oranges and they are inexpensive and a staple in our house. (09/19/2007)
I am new to AFM and must say jaltman on 6/23 I tried your recipe and it was delicious. I also added in some of the
carrots that I received in my September box.
Today I am making the pork chops and didn't see a recipe here so I invented one with my AFM food. Please note I am
just cooking for two now and I don't measure ingredients, but this is basically what I did.
Pork Chops in a Skillet
All in one pan, easy to clean up and pretty tasty! (09/19/2007)
I use the chicken quarters and the rice to make a yummy herbed chicken and rice. First I cook the rice and then
put it in a casserole dish. I add a tablespoon of oil and add lots of French herb seasoning rub blend (add the
amount you prefer). I then rub the thawed chicken quarters with the same seasoning and put them on top of the
rice. Then I add a few pats of margarine to the dish and cover. I bake it on 400 for 45 minutes and it makes a
delicious meal. Then I add a veggie or a salad. (10/14/2007)
The January 2009 box included manicotti and ground turkey. I sauteed the ground turkey with onions and bell
peppers, salt and pepper. I then added a jar of pasta sauce. I spread some of the sauce in a casserole dish,
added the manicotti on top, and then another layer of sauce on top. I baked it until the manicotti was heated
through. It was delicious and really stretched the manicotti! (01/26/2009)
Several months ago they had coated chicken pieces. I used about 1/2 of the bag in a chicken soup recipe and it
turned out great! The coating was just enough to thicken the broth. The soup disappeared very quickly. My grand
daughters loved it! (03/10/2009)
For the country fried steaks, what I did is I heated them up in a skillet with just a little oil then I made a
brown onion gravy with some dehydrated onions and a brown gravy mix, poured it over the top once the steaks were
done and had a quick and easy Salisbury steak type of thing with a side of mashed taters. Then the next day I
heated up what I hadn't used in my toaster oven and turned them into sandwiches (without gravy).
"How do you use the turkey sausage? I was stumped and finally gave it to a friend. Thanks for any
I use it in my spaghetti sauce instead of hamburger. I also like to add it to my scrambled eggs, or quiche, or
even as a pizza topping for a homemade pizza.
Those of you who are feeling guilty about using Angel Ministries, STOP - from what I was told, the more people
that use this service, the cheaper they get the food. (05/03/2010)
If you want to reduce the cost of your everyday food, consider the following: contact the Angel Food Ministries. It is connected with local churches and is a very good food program.
A friend told me about a web site: Angel Food Ministries. You get about $60.00 worth of food for $30.00, plus specials. Almost every state has this network and most cities.
Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization that distributes food to those in need. You do not need to meet income requirements. You can get a box of food containing both fresh and frozen items for approx. $25.00. I have been doing this for quite some time and enjoy the quality of food and the great savings.
Here is the website: http://www.angelfoodministries.com/default.asp
By Kelly from Atlanta, GA