This was my first and only run thus far. It was a lot of work and I learned a lot! From the time I started pulling things out at 10am to washing the last dish at 4pm, I was on my feet and worked just about the entire time (I would stop briefly to help with my kids needs such as lunch, etc). My pregnancy body was pretty worn out! Not knowing, I chose a meal, Broccoli Cheddar Soup, that took more time than others would. But it turned out really yummy.
I made quite the mess and used just about every pot I own including one from my Mother-in-Law, but after our exchange and receiving a bunch of meals out in my freezer that will be so easy to get out, thaw, reheat and serve I really think it was SOOO worth it!! And my next meal I have planned to do 10 of will be so much easier to put together. By the way, we are doing this monthly with 10 people in our group, which means we come with 10 of the same meal and leave with 10 different meals.