Military Families

Hosted by Beth Streeter
Group active since Mon, Oct 11, 2010

This group is for military Mom's and Wives, or if you have someone in the military that you ship food to. I thought this would be a great place to post recipes that ship well. I have a son in the Navy who is stationed across the country from me and I am always looking for recipes that I can ship to him.Post the recipe link if possible.

Terrie Hoelscher
Feb 13, 2012

He's coming HOME!

Just received word that my son will be home on FRIDAY!! He is US Navy, and has been deployed for 7 months straight, on a big ship out there somewhere, and before that he only had a 5 week break, and had already been deployed for several mos. prior to that! For the last two years, he has only had a total of a few months of shore duty. He is finally coming home, and will have just a few weeks more to serve, and will then break service from the Navy ... he will have served a total of 4 years.
Now, he and his fiancée can finally get on with the business of planning their wedding, and he will be going back to school to finish he college education. He will be living in the western panhandle of Florida, so I see a trip down that way in my VERY NEAR FUTURE! ha!
I'm so proud of him, and will only rest easy once he's home, safe and sound!

Terrie Hoelscher
Feb 13, 2012


Ok, I'm not allowed to say too much just yet, other than what's already on the website [check out www.flashmobinternational]. I am so excited to be a part of a flash mob tomorrow, Valentine's Day! I've always wanted to be in one ... and this one is for a great cause!
We can't give details yet, but it will take place simultaneously in 10 cities around the U.S., and is being done to support and honor the Wounded Warriors Project. I registered for it last week, and am awaiting final confidential instructions on when/where to report. I just know it'll be somewhere in Washington, DC, and they'll let us know later today where to meet, and what we'll have to do. You can read that much of it on the website. After it's over, I'll post a link on Youtube for you all to see.
I'm so excited!

Ashley Ramsey
Dec 27, 2011

Help with Foodsaver Recipe Ideas

Quick Back Story: My hubby bought me a foodsaver for Christmas which is certainly going to come in handy since I am shipping (PA National Guard) early January and will be gone until mid to late March.

I am worried about my hubby eating healthy meals while I am gone since he is only capable of making pasta and hasn't adventured much further than tacos. He also works himself to death and sometimes forgets to eat or sleep. I was hoping to make MASS quantities of healthy meals for him to thaw and/or microwave so he won't become emaciated during that timeframe.

He will eat just about anything so please if you use a food vacuum sealer and have tried and true recipes please send them my way or post them! I am hoping to start the process tonight and have at least a month's worth of food into individual size portions for him to eat before I leave.

Much Appreciated!

Terrie Hoelscher
Nov 23, 2011


I'm so blessed and honored to have a son serving in the US Navy right now, deployed on board the USS John C. Stennis, somewhere out there on the big ocean. I miss him terribly for Thanksgiving, but I am so proud and grateful for his service. My other son gave 5 years to the Navy, on board the USS Eisenhower. He left the Navy in '06. My dad was career army, retiring many years ago as an E9. My step dad served in the Navy, on board the USS Glennon, and his ship was bombed off of Normandy on D Day (Omaha or Utah Beach, I think). I have two brothers in law, several cousins and several uncles who have all served.
Please remember to thank The Giver for all our military serviced personnel and pray for their safe return to their loved ones.
This is the start of a lonely time for military personnel, away from home all thru the biggest holidays of the year ... Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's. Keep them in your prayers, and don't forget to send them a little love note to let them know you appreciate what they're doing for US.

Terrie Hoelscher
Nov 11, 2011


I want to say THANK YOU to all those who have served and are currently serving in our armed forces...
Especially, my biological father: John B. Gladney, Jr [retired, US Army, deceased]; my step-father, Max H. Stroppel, Sr, US Navy; my son, Andrew R. Howard, US Navy; my son, Jonathan W. Howard, US Navy; my BIL, Tom Flanagan, US AirForce; my cousin, Roger A. Wilson, US Army, retired; my BIL, Bob Grasziano, US Army; and soooooo many others.
I'm a very patriotic person, and grew up at one of the most prestigious military colleges in the world: United States Military Academy @ West Point, NY ... my parents still live there. So it was hard NOT to be patriotic, with all that pomp and circumstance going on around us all the time. LOL!
THANK YOU, Vets ... we appreciate all that you have sacrificed and are continuing to give, for US.
OH! My son, Jonathan, is currently serving and deployed aboard the USS John C. Stennis, "somewhere out there" in the mid-East. Not sure where he is. I'm very, very proud of him. Please keep him in your prayers.

Terrie Hoelscher
Jun 30, 2011

Thank You! Happy 4th of July!!

Just a note to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you who have family members who serve in our armed forces. No matter what the branch, no matter where they're deployed overseas or stationed stateside, I am so proud of all of them, and dearly appreciate what they give to our country. My son, a seaman, on board the USS Abraham Lincoln, makes me proud every single day. I LOVE YOU, JONATHAN, AND AM SO PROUD OF YOU!
Hats off to all of you who serve...and to your families who are "serving" at home, holding down the fort, waiting for your return. We are all so grateful!
Happy 4th of July, at home and abroad!

Straws Kitchen
Jun 30, 2011

Hi everyone

Hi, I am Cin from AR.
My son was in the Army for 4 years, my Hubby for 3.
We belong to a car club that has several military members of whom we send packages to at different times throughout the year.
I love JAP and all the wonderful groups in here.

Nancy Kellermann
Jun 18, 2011

Hi everyone

I'm a Marine mom. My son is in Japan. I am always trying to find recipes that will ship. It takes about a week or so for him to receive packages. Any ideas?