Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Family Readiness Group aka FRG

So I am happy to say that I am back involved with an actual functioning FRG. For those of you not familiar with the term, it is a program to help keep the wives of soldiers informed of the goings on of their husband's units while they are home, and most importantly while they are deployed. I was a co-leader for Jason's unit in Colorado, and I really enjoyed it. Lots of fun. But then we moved to CT, and there wasn't an FRG at all. There didn't really need to be one, but it would have been nice to get to know the wives of the guys Jason was working with.

Now, thank goodness, I am a part of a FRG that works. Jason's Commander's wife, Nikki, is running the FRG. I know she reads this, and I am glad that she does, because I want her to know that I think she is going to be a great leader for this group. She had a meeting at her house a few weeks ago and I was sad that more of the wives didn't come. I thought it was very generous of her to have us to her house, provide yummy snacks, and let us bring our kiddos. The few wives that showed up seemed interested in the FRG and what was going on with the group and with the unit. I hope that the next few meetings or events get better turn outs.

I have been asked to help out with the FRG if I can. Of course I said yes. And so I am Treasurer (no laughing, I am allowed to use a calculator), as well as Point of Contact for Jason's platoon. Lots of fun.

So...looking for some recipes and advice. We are going to be rotating out and making breakfast for the whole unit, all 75 (approx) of them! My turn is coming up in a couple of weeks. So what would you make/bring to feed 75 hungry soldiers....who just finished physical training?? Needs to be easy to make, easy to serve, and easy to 7:00 AM!!! Leave me a comment with any ideas you may have! Please and thanks!

Take Care,
Love Big, Bake Often


J said...

Okay, I have some "church social" books downstairs that have recipes for huge groups, but your best bet would be to google something like "Mormons and breakfast recipes to feed a crowd." Seriously, their Woman's Relief Society does group feeding all the time.

ctteach said...

I'll ask my brother - he has been cooking breakfast for his guys once a month - I think breakfast burritos. I'll get back to you.

Natalie said...

Sweet stuff is easy to do ahead of time and in big quantities- maybe scones, biscuits, muffins, cinnamon rolls? You could also go the breakfast casserole route.

Team Wallace said...

so glad we have you in the frg! definitely looking forward to getting to know you and the boys better in the near future :)