I’m cooking today for orphans – You are invited!

Welcome to My Crazy Adoption blog!  I’m a big follower (like you) of Tom Davis and Children’s HopeChest Ministries.  I was so honored to host their 1st Valentine’s Day Project and “you” helped raise a TON of funds for new shoes for orphans in Ethiopia.  This week, I’m so excited to be a part of a new special project for HopeChest and Destiny Foods Direct.  They are partnering and working together to feed orphans all over the world.  I was thrilled to be asked to cook and blog about their project, as well as share a meal with you!

Zoie and I went crazy when this big box was delivered at our door.  I love how they make a bold statement with the packaging … right off you know you are making a difference in the lives of orphans.  Is this cool or what?  I have prepared two delicious recipes for you and even have a fun ‘Flip’ video of my awesome hubby grill’n the meat and showing off his skills.

A word from Destiny Foods Direct:

“Everyone need and buys food, but how you biy your food can change the world.  We get our juicy, prime and choice cut meats from the heartland of America served safely, direct to your door, which is readically more efficient and easier on your pocket book.  We take the savings to feed a care for ORPHANS around the world with accredited care givers.  We are changing the world through food.

All you do is take a few minutes to place your order online and withing 1-2 weeks your food arrives.  Together, we can change the way America shops for food.  Your food feeds twice!”  EVERY box results in a minimum of $50 donation back to HopeChest.

My Crazy Easy Chicken Recipe:

Step by Step Cooking Video- Part 1 & 2

I started out with my super-quick thaw chicken from Destiny Foods Direct. This company provides all natural beef, poultry, and pork–plus they donate $50 from every sale back to Children’s HopeChest.

What You Need!

  • 4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
  • 2 Tbsp.  flour
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 3/4 cup  fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
  • 1 Tbsp.  chopped fresh parsley

Serves 4

Make It!

COAT –  chicken with flour. Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook 5 to 6 min. on each side or until cooked through (165°F). Remove chicken from skillet, reserving drippings in skillet. Cover chicken to keep warm.

ADD – broth to skillet; stir to scrape up browned bits from bottom of skillet. Add cream

cheese; cook 2 to 3 min. or until cream cheese is melted and sauce starts to thicken, stirring constantly with wire whisk.

RETURN – chicken to skillet; turn over to coat both sides of chicken with sauce. Cook 2 min. or until chicken is heated through. Sprinkle with parsley.

My Crazy Easy Beef recipe:

Step by Step Video with grill master, Roger-

Feeding Orphans- Crazy Beef Recipe from Kari Gibson on Vimeo.

I started out with my steak from Destiny Foods Direct. This company provides all natural beef, poultry, and pork–plus they donate $50 from every sale back to Children’s HopeChest.

Notice a few things here…

1. This steak is trimmed of excess fat. There’s a nice marbled look to it–but the unnecessary fat is gone–a major plus since fat = weight and you buy steak by the pound.

2. Harder to tell from the photos–but each of these steaks was individually vacuum packed and quick frozen. They thaw super-quick, and a fresh and ready to go.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce
  • 3/4 pound (3/4 inch thick) boneless beef sirloin steak

Directions:

In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the soy sauce, sesame seeds, garlic, oil, brown sugar, pepper and hot pepper sauce. Pierce steak on both sides with a fork; place in the bag. Seal and turn to coat; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.

  1. Drain and discard marinade. Grill the steak, covered, over medium heat for 7-9 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145 degrees F; medium, 160 degrees F; well-done, 170 degrees F).

Original Recipe Yield 2 servings.

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Destiny Foods Direct ‘food facts’

Destiny Foods Direct will FedEx a 45-day supply of beef, pork, and poultry right to your door. Each piece of meat is individually quick frozen, and packed in a hard foam box with dry ice.

Why buy meat this way?

First, it’s cheaper. Destiny Foods Direct.adds no water or flavoring solutions to their products. These solutions add unnecessary weight and cost you more at the grocery story–10-20 percent more.

Second, it’s better. Look at those photos…the fat is trimmed for you. Who likes unnecessary fat on their steak. Yuck. Fat adds extra cost at the grocery store. Destiny Foods Direct. trims the fat for you, and only uses USDA “prime” and “choice” meat–a higher quality of beef than you are likely to find in the grocery store.

Third, it feeds twice. Every package of Destiny Foods Direct.products you buy will also provide food for orphans overseas. You feed your family with great food, and orphans are fed through a $50 per purchase donation that goes directly to Children’s HopeChest.

Thank you Destiny Foods for allowing my family to participate in this amazing project!!

Please leave your comments and let me know what you think about this amazing project.

5 Comments

  • 1
    Care says:

    Love your blog! Great life stories… keep sharing. Spread the word!

  • 2
    beBOLDjen says:

    I LOVE this idea. I will definitely be ordering from Destiny. Thanks for sharing!

  • 3
    SHERRIE says:

    Kari,

    I ordered this food today!! Can't wait to get it! Thanks for sharing!!

  • 4
    Kari says:

    THANK YOU for supporting orphans with this incredible food… I received a TON of bloggy emails about this post and the delicious meats. This is what its all about… coming up with creative ideas to help orphans. We are NOT all called to adopt, but we are ALL CALLED TO HELP ORPHANS!! We are all in this together:)

  • 5
    Colleen says:

    Hi ..I came across your website. I love it. Our family does feel called to adopt sometime in the future, specifically from India where my husband is from. We have an orphan outreach there as well. I have a question which I hope you can answer…I want to create t-shirt to raise funds for our orphan kids back in India. Your look amazing! I am kind of clueless about it all…not sure where to start. Is there a website where we can create a design?

    Blessings upon you and your family as you move forward in the adoption process.

    Colleen Maamidi

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