My assignment this week was to read Chapters 1-3 and answer the questions of which there wasn't too many. I am so proud to say, it is Sunday and I finished the first assignment. Yeah me! And guess what? I did not get bored or too busy, because this book is speaking volumes to me!
I am guilty of getting sucked into watching loads of episodes on HGTV and Food Network. I long to be able to whip up a meal in 30 minutes or have someone stop by to rearrange my furniture "while I was out", but in my corner of the world those things don't happen. For one, I have to cook with a recipe. I'm not the creative kind that can throw a few things in a pot from her pantry and call it a meal. Nor, am I gifted with decorating abilities. Still, I love love to watch this kind of television as well as read as much as I can on the subject.
Where I am going with this, is I REALLY REALLY want to be gifted in the area of hospitality. I want to invite friends over after church for lunch or throw together a quick BBQ on a Saturday afternoon. Don't get me wrong -- I can do it. But for me, it involves a lot of planning, a lot of stress and a lot of worry. Why? I just feel like everything has to be perfect and since it seems so much work to get it perfect (which in my mind, it never is) I just don't do it. BUT, I really want to.....
I found out about this study from the Proverbs 31 devotional I receive daily by email and thought I would give it a try. I downloaded the book using the Kindle app on my phone and I'm so glad I did. I am learning that Hospitality is so much more than just having someone over to eat. It starts at home with your family and it does not have to be so complicated. I hope you will check it out! See the box to the right of this post!
My assignment today was to share a recipe that I make for company. While this is not always used for that, it has been taken to a sick friend or made for family dinner. It's super easy and was given to me by my sister-in-law. It's great for those days when you need something hearty and quick. The only planning involved is getting the ingredients and crock pot out!
Super Easy Crock-Pot Roast
- any type of roast
- 3-4 potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 1 package mini peeled sliced carrots
- 1 onions, cut in half and quartered
- 2 cans Campbell's Beefy Mushroom Soup
Layer in crock pot --roast, potatoes, onions, carrots and cover with soup. NO WATER NEEDED. Cook on low 8-10 hours.