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Around the Supper Table


We gather around our supper table daily to share with family. Not only do we enjoy the hugs and laughter, but it gives us an opportunity to share our journey with each other so that we can strengthen and encourage one another.

We have created this blog in hopes that our struggles, and sometimes revelations, can help you. We know that life can be difficult, but it is only through Him that we “live, and move, and have our being . . .” as stated in Acts 17:28. He hasn’t taken our struggle from us, but He has given us purpose in our struggles that we may help each other. We appreciate feedback and prayer requests.

In Matthew 11:28-30 it reminds us to, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Okra Gumbo

Nana calls this recipe gumbo, but it is usually served as a side unlike the traditional gumbo. She made it recently with zucchini instead of okra, and it was still delicious. Have fun with this, and continue to share with..... Read More

Nana’s Pesto

Print Nana uses our fresh basil to make homemade pesto. The pesto is added to many dishes for a deeper flavor including her spaghetti squash (microwaved or baked), buttered noodles, and zucchini spirals. It is especially good when she spreads..... Read More

Not So Traditional Chili

Print Chili is best served on cold, or chilly, days.  Am I right?  What a better way to warm up and feel comfortable than with a bowl of chili with GREEN CHILIS?  Make it even more filling and delicious with..... Read More

Nana’s Hot Sauce

Nana shares her hot sauce recipe.  She loves making it when our garden is producing tomatoes, jalapenos, and cilantro. Yum! Print Ingredients 4 pounds tomatoes 1 large onion 4 cloves garlic 6 jalapenos 1 bunch, or to taste, cilantro 1..... Read More

Mexican Cornbread

Print This dish is such a treat, especially if you are trying to warm up from working outside.  This is a fall comfort food that makes a delicious meal all by itself, or you can serve it with a pot..... Read More

Mexican Casserole

Print This is a favorite for kids and adults. It can be served as a side, or make it the main dish with rice and beans on the side.   Ingredients 1 ½ pounds hamburger meat ½ cup chopped onion..... Read More

Mexican Stuffed Squash

Print Does anyone else produce so much zucchini in their garden that you need to get creative? Nana had fun creating this recipe to use our excess zucchini.   Ingredients 2 medium to large zucchini 2 tablespoons olive oil salt..... Read More

Hoppin’ John

Print As a family we celebrate many holidays such as Passover, Thanksgiving, Christmas and the like, but we don't have too many New Year traditions.  As you know, Nana is always looking for an excuse to try a new recipe,..... Read More

Green Beans with Mushrooms

Print Want your kids to eat their vegetables? Ask Nana for a recipe. Most of our kids enjoy green beans, and we hadn't thought that it might be Nana's cooking.  It also helps that she lets them eat using a..... Read More

Glazed and Grilled Chicken Breasts

Print This recipe combines Pa's impeccable grilling skills with Nana's eye for detail in the kitchen.  As you notice the light crunch and taste the smoke flavor from the grill, you realize that Nana's added a touch of sweetness to..... Read More