cooking, family, Grandparents, Joy, mother

Shared Blessings

Hebrews 13:1 The Message – Be ready with a meal or a bed when it’s needed. Why, some have extended hospitality to angels without ever knowing it! 

I’m sure there have been a few angels at our table over the years. 

Hopefully, my children and grandchildren will remember times around our dinner table.  God blessed us with ten years sharing meals with four generations after John’s parents moved near us.

Shared Blessings is a collection of recipes and memories dedicated to family and friends who shared their lives and cooking skills with me.  My family appreciates you and I do too!

Every time I make carrot salad, I think of a friend in Michigan who loved my version of carrot salad with pineapple, chunks of celery and my secret ingredient – whipped cream. 

Pinto beans and corn bread – my mother – who made cornbread in iron skillet, heated oil in skillet and then poured into cornmeal batter.  Made it so crispy.

Zucchini muffins – lady at Blairsville Nazarene Church who gave me her recipe for Zucchini bread – but she made it as muffins.  So crunchy on top but moist inside.

Chicken casserole – Hollis Raab in Shelby, NC –  what a treat to stay in her house on trips from Greensboro to Shelby on weekends (my husband’s first church) – lovely flower garden and beautiful home – she put down sheet under our one year old’s high chair to catch crumbs.  Her recipe for chicken casserole conjures up these memories. 

Most of the recipes in this book (as noted on recipe) came from friends and family.  Some no doubt came from magazines, cookbooks or maybe newspapers.  I’ve tried to give credit to those I remember, but if you recognize your recipe – please don’t be upset with me.  Just know  – someone, somewhere, sometime is enjoying your culinary delight.

May you be blessed as you share meals with those you love!

Matthew 6:31.33 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 

2 thoughts on “Shared Blessings”

  1. Pat, I can’t wait to get your cookbook. I think the best part will be just reading through it and enjoying all the stories.

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