Finally – you will notice that I have linked my favorite recipes for you on my sidebar! (Above photo: Paul's version of my Pavlova w/Cream & Strawberries! Recipe below post or linked at the right!)
I can’t tell you how many requests I have received from readers inquiring where to find my Mango Crockpot Chicken recipe!
Most of you know that I am a working mom, and I find trying to keep my blog totally updated frustrating at times. I never have time to put on the extra “bells and whistles” or to play the meme games with other bloggers.
It used to bother me, but now I know people come back to visit me because they know what they are going to get - inspiration, ideas, recipes and encouragement. To me, that is more important than a fancy blog!
I have a very easy idea for those of you who are incredibly busy as I am, but so desire to reach out and give to those in need.
I wrote about starting a meals ministry, here. And I’ve offered many ideas and ways to practice hospitality in and out of your home over the past 2 years.
But today I did something NEW. I took a meal to a family where the meal was not quite complete. It was missing the meat. So I instructed the family to, “Just add the meat!”
After a recent trip to Trader Joe’s, I packed up a grocery bag of goodies for my husband to take to his friend, who recently had a tragic, freak accident – but who is recovering amazingly at home after being in ICU/CCU for 2 weeks – Praise God!
I sent pasta, sauce, and fresh tomatoes from our garden. Chips and salsa for snack. A graham cracker treat for little Pomp (their 5 year old), and some chocolate for when you “just need a bite of something sweet.”
It wasn’t gourmet or overcomplicated. It was also a meal that the family would be able to cook at their convenience, without having to refrigerate any of it.
I believe that when we think of taking a meal to someone it can sometimes feel overwhelming. So how about a quick “going through your cupboards” and pulling out some ingredients, where the recipient can just add the meat? Most people keep different kinds of meat in their freezer, or they even like vegetarian!
Spaghetti or pasta is a great idea!
My desire is to stay open for new ideas.
Remember it doesn’t have to be a FULL MEAL, fancy and perfect. Those in need appreciate anything – so let’s be creative, gals!
Read The Golden Gift of Flexibility, over at Crosswalk.com, here!