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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.”

Apple Pie

Print We harvested enough apples this year to can more apple slices and make applesauce for the first time.  Nana has made apple pies for years, but of course, it tastes so much better when you know how much blood,..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #122 – Children of the Tribe IV – BE a Good Member of Your Tribe

In our society we are bombarded with the idea that men and women are equal. It has gotten to the point that our society can’t even distinguish what a woman is.  If you want to be one, you are one...... Read More

Cheesy Corn Grits

Print Are grits only supposed to be eaten at breakfast? If not, when?  We love them at any meal.  Sometimes it is a simple side, and sometimes it is part of a scrumptious main dish.  Brown sugar can be added..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #121 – A Calm Psalm

I like to turn to Psalm 100 in the morning.  It is a true comfort to read, “For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endureth to all generations.”  That is like a calming wave of warmth that..... Read More

Old-Fashioned Pot of Beans

Print Pinto beans are another dish that seems like everyone around here knows how to make.  We all know that Nana decides how to season them as she is doing it, but she said if she had to write something..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #120 – Boast in my Infirmities

I’ve shared that I struggled with a good dose of anxiety and depression as a young adult.  It is something I don’t discuss often, because I don’t like looking backwards, and it can be embarrassing.  I am also terrified that..... Read More

Blackberry Cobbler

Print Anyone that has ever labored with love knows that something you’ve made yourself just seems to be better.  Well Nana often experiences this in her kitchen, but everyone that has helped weed, water, prune, or trellis the blackberries got..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #119 – Good Seed

Not too long ago I was picking black-eyed peas and discovered that some of what I was picking was not black-eyed peas at all. They were creamer peas. When ordering seed, we asked for black-eyes, but something must have gotten..... Read More

Cowboy Candy

Print We grow some pretty hot jalapenos, and we enjoy eating them fresh, but they are also used in many canned recipes to enjoy all year: Jalapeno Cheddar Bread, Nana's Hot Sauce, and many more.  One of our favorite ways..... Read More

Pancho’s Calabacitas

Print When the boys were younger, Nana and Pa often ate at Pancho’s Mexican Buffet.  Yes, the restaurant that lets you raise the flag to request more food.  Calabacitas was not the boys’ favorite dish, but Nana loved it.  Since..... Read More