Food Statement

It’s August. We’re back in school and summer’s over, but what can we do to make a statement at school? There are plenty of ways to reach out to our friends through food. We could take the Chips Ahoy ice cream sandwiches to lunch and invite new people to sit with us. If we reach out to different people, we might make new friends, and that would give us new people to tell about Christ. The food can help to break the ice so we can befriend them, and work up to conversations that could lead to inviting them to church or to a drop-in on a Friday.

Try something different this month and bake some cookies or a cake and take it to a teacher who may be unpopular among the students. You can make a difference just by cooking, and using that food to reach out to the kid who sits by herself at lunch, or the teacher everyone thinks is uncool. There are opportunities everywhere to teach people, and food can be your tool. Remember Deuteronomy 10:18, “He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.” This school year, make a statement by letting God use you for His glory in all that you do, including cooking!

Better than a Sandwich:
Cheese Quesadillas
Bacon Bagel Club
Cool Crunchy Ham and Cheese Pita
Biscuit Buddies
Turkey and Tomato Tortilla Stacker

Lunch Box Sides:
Bow Tie Pasta Salad
VELVEETA Cheesy Tortilla Corn

Desserts to Share:
CHIPS AHOY! Cheesecake Sandwiches
Frosted Peanut Butter Marshmallow Crispy Squares

Before school family pleasers:
PEBBLES Confetti Pancakes
Hot Dog Morning Burrito

By Alexia Hammonds

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  1. I love the recipe themes you choose, and the tips you offer on how to use the food to serve others. I can’t wait to try out all of these recipes!

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