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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.”

Pork Chops with Brine

Print We hate to admit it, but sometimes we find a nice cut of meat that we’ve overlooked in the freezer.  If it is just freezer burned, and not ruined, Nana will brine it before cooking to ensure it is..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #115 – Children of the Tribe II – Discipline

Last week I wrote a blog about some of the core ways a parent raises their children to be psychologically healthy and have a good relationship with God.  These included unconditional love, discipline, and the belief that God has a..... Read More

Creamy Garlic Sauce

Print We’ve already shared Aunt Alisa's traditional cream gravy that she calls her "2-2-2 Gravy," but Nana wanted an alternative.  You can serve them on the exact same dishes, but Nana especially enjoys this creamy garlic sauce/gravy on her brined..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #114 – Children of the Tribe

When I was in school, my performance was less than stellar. What other kids were able to get done in class, I usually took home for homework. I was always amazed in school that kids said they were bored. I..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #113 – What Lives on After Us: Legacy

When my kids were little, I was able to earn extra money as a freelance writer. One of the most interesting assignments was writing speeches. I worked for a hospital foundation that had an awards dinner each year honoring a..... Read More

Fried Mushrooms

Print As with many of Nana’s recipes, they change over the years as she refines her knowledge.  She’s worked on this recipe for a while now looking for an acceptable batter for different foods.  She uses it for battering mushrooms as..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #112 – Comparison

1 Corinthians 12:25-27, “So that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part..... Read More

Creamed Potatoes

Print Yes.  We have something else that Nana serves with a cream sauce.  Nana continues to serve this recipe just like her mother did when they had fresh potatoes as a child.  It is oh-so tasty on freshly dug potatoes,..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #111 – Standing up on My Watch

We have been visiting and delivering produce to families for over two years now, and some of the families have been there since day one. We’ve seen extraordinary things.  We’ve seen God bless our family as well as others.  God..... Read More

Cream Cheese Icing

Print Yes, we know that most Southern homes have their version of cream cheese icing, and there’s not much variability.  But we wanted to make sure everyone knew about this treasure.  There is something about a delicious cream cheese icing..... Read More