Family Meals from the Heart
Volunteer to make home cooked meals
to help provide a home-away
-from-home for our families.

Family Meals from the Heart Program

Cooking for their home-away-from-home

Our Family Meals from the Heart program provides the opportunity to directly help
families staying at the House. Volunteers who provide meals for our families play
an integral part in making the House a home-away-from-home during their
children’s illness.

Interested in learning more? Have a volunteer meal scheduled?

Please download our Family Meals from the Heart program guidelines by clicking the link below.
FAMILY MEALS FROM THE HEART GUIDELINES

To volunteer to prepare a meal for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of
Mid-Michigan, please call Ruth Lumbert at 517-485-9303 or
contact us here

Need some inspiration?
Here is a list of meal ideas that have been big hits with our families. Some of our
favorite recipes are included to help make your planning a little easier!

Meal suggestions & recipes:
Beef
Beef tips and gravy (recipe)
Beef stroganoff (recipe)
Beef enchiladas (recipe)

Chicken
Chicken cacciatore (recipe)

Chicken fajitas (recipe)
Chicken marsala (recipe)
Chicken Parmesan (recipe)
Garlic chicken (recipe)
Lemon chicken (recipe)
Stir-fry chicken (recipe)
Stuffed chicken breast (recipe)
Chicken cordon bleu (recipe)
Chicken on the grill
Chicken potpie
Fried chicken

Hamburger
Goulash (recipe)
Sloppy Joes (recipe)
Swedish meatballs (recipe)
Burgers on the grill
Meatloaf
Shepherd’s pie
French onion steak (recipe)

Larger meals
Turkey dinner
Ham or pot roast dinners
Corned beef and cabbage dinner

Pasta
Pasta primavera (recipe)
Stuffed shells (recipe)
Homemade macaroni and cheese

Side dishes
Pierogis
Baked French fries
Cheesy rice
Green bean casserole (recipe)
Sweet potato fries
Cornbread (recipe)
Garlic bread or rolls (recipe)
Baked potato bars
Real mashed potatoes
Asian coleslaw (recipe)
Cheesy potatoes (recipe)

Vegetables
Broccoli
Carrots
Cauliflower
Corn
Green bean
Sweet potatoes
Peas
Squash/zucchini
Oven roasted Italian vegetables (recipe)

Casseroles
Tater tot casserole (recipe)
Tuna noodle casserole
Veggie casserole (recipe)
Summer zucchini casserole (recipe)

Soup, stews and chilis
Chicken soup
Beef stew (recipe)
White chicken chili (recipe)
Taco Stew (recipe)

Crock-pot meals
Pulled pork sandwiches
Shredded beef sandwiches (recipe)
Swiss steak
Jambalaya

Salads
Cold pasta salad
Salad bar
Taco salad
Caesar salad

Desserts
Cookies (recipe)
Dessert bars
Cupcakes
Brownies
Desserts that are portable

The Internet is a great place to find recipes! Here are a few of our favorite websites to find simple, yummy recipes:
www.tasteofhome.com
www.realsimple.com/food-recipes
www.foodnetwork.com

Click here to read more about scaling recipes servings for large groups.