Something that has always excited me about having my own house one day is having people over for food.
I have told people for years the dream for my house: that people know it as the place of great food. That people feel they can stop by and I will drop what I’m doing and make waffles a la Cassie, or lattes, or donuts from scratch while we talk and catch up. Since the age of nine, baking has been my passion and go-to when I’m stressed. During a break-up almost two years ago, I baked 2 dozen muffins, trays full of cookies and brownies and cupcakes. I didn’t eat any of it– but I poured energy and passion into all of it. Food is one of the ways God has gifted me to show love and to express passion and to glorify Him, ultimately. I’m leaving it there– the devil’s hold over that has no place.
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. PROVERBS 31:30
I love planning little menus for different occasions. So here is my dinner for four plan, 2 couples on a Saturday night, fancy:
Chardonnay in tall wine glasses
Fruit, crackers, and crudités served with cheese fondue and chocolate sauce
Steak Frites with crispy onion straws and broccolini
Tangy Watermelon Salad
French Bread from Scratch
Chocolate Almond Biscotti served with latte macchiatos
And a whole different set-up, casual:
Crab Cakes with dill sauce
Vodka and Orange Juice
Three-Cheese Tortellini with garlic crostini and Parmesan crackers
Lemon Tarts with vanilla bean gelato
I have my own recipes developed for each of these and plan on sharing them soon in a new recipe Installment.
I have neglected much of the actual sharing of food and passions in ways that reflect my Saviour in order to explain my difficulty doing so. But I really want to share more recipes and feel called to rekindle that passion. Maybe one day I’ll be cooking in a church or camp or retreat of my own… nurturing the importance of delicious and godly fuel and cooking… I wonder what Go has planned and delight in knowing that it’s good.
Anyone dying for any of these recipes sooner rather than later, be sure to comment and I’ll be happy to pass it your way!