STEP 1: INVITE! Step 1 is not cleaning your house, redecorating your dining room, or taking a cooking class. It is simply inviting one, two, or ten people to your home whom you’d like to know better. Preparing a place for loved ones at your table begins with being willing to let people see you, … Continue reading 8 ESSENTIAL STEPS TO CREATING A PLACE OF BELONGING AT YOUR TABLE
It’s been a long time since I posted anything on my website. The reason for my online absence is that after 20 years of being a stay at home mom, I began working as a hospice bereavement counselor in the fall of 2017. Do you know that the term “hospice” comes from the same … Continue reading HI THERE!
This is my kind of recipe . It was simple to make, required less than one hour of prep and cooking time, and delivered great homemade flavor. I discovered this recipe on Tastemade.com, my favorite cooking site. I follow their cooking videos on social media (Facebook and Instagram), and through an app on my phone. Every … Continue reading ONE-POT BEEF STROGANOFF
I'm not much of a baker. I LOVE to create homemade meals from scratch, but my homemade baking repertoire is fairly limited. Baking requires a lot more precision and patience, and I seem to be somewhat lacking in both of those qualities. I can probably count on one hand the amount of times that I … Continue reading COMMUNITY, CELEBRATING & CUPCAKES
Paper products and leftover spaghetti. That was the best I could do for our community dinner last Thursday. My family hit a bit of a rough patch last week. An array of illnesses (nothing serious, but seemingly unrelenting) temporarily sucked the vitality from my home. I debated cancelling our weekly dinner. But decided to enjoy … Continue reading BECAUSE SOMETIMES A PAPER PLATE IS MY BEST
Earlier this week I shared a post about the community of people who were My People when I was a teenager working as ride operator at Six Flags Magic Mountain. If you missed it, you can read that post here. During that time I learned a lot about developing community, even though it just seemed … Continue reading COMMUNITIES NEED RITUALS
One of the most beloved meals that I serve to our guys on Thursday nights is "Brinner" - a carbo-loaded dinner of breakfast deliciousness. I think this is a favorite meal because busy adults are not served a home-cooked breakfast very often. And a hot breakfast is food that feels like home. MY BRINNER MENU … Continue reading BREAKFAST FOR DINNER