Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunday Supper

Sunday supper. It's such a pastime for some, but for many of us, it's a blessed occasion in which to celebrate family, rest, and God's grace, love, and peace. Today was one of those days for me: one in which I must truly be thankful for all of my blessings!
My sister and brother-in-law came to visit this weekend and what a wonderful time we had!! We visited, rearranged furniture, cooked, went thrift-storing, talked about gardening, and dreamt about the gardens we hope to have in the coming year. It was such a phenomenal experience to be able to express my passion for gardening and homesteading, and hear how my sister had the same goals. I was completely flattered when she would ask for my opinion and advice on her small garden!
Along with my ideas, advice, and thoughts, I was also able to share with here some of my garden. While she told me about what type of garden she wanted, we walked my yard for a little inspiration. As we moseyed, I was able to share what worked for me and what she may want to try, and I was even able to give her some starts of several plants I have come to love and want to share: Virginia creeper and purple bearded irises. We also shared seeds for our spring and summer garden! So much fun!!
Since today was their last day - their visit was coming to a sad end - we decided to spend a little time in the kitchen together.
Last Friday, I started a sourdough bread starter in the hopes I would be able to make a batch of rye-sourdough bread. Today, with the help of my sister, we finished it off and made four glorious loaves of delectable rye bread (I will try to put the recipe I used up in the next week :-). To go with this lovely bread, I put a pot-roast in my crockpot...along with potatoes, onions, garlic, and fresh carrots.
The aroma in my house was immaculate, but so was the feeling that enveloped us as we went about our day. Not only were we busy and having fun but were unalterable; thankful for being together and celebrating the One who allowed it to happen! That's what I feel Sunday Suppers are all about!


  1. That sounds like a perfect weekend to me! :)Love you

    1. It was wonderful, but we missed your presence! And all of your advice and guidance you lent me the last time we baked together, really stuck! I learned so much from are such a blessed friend! Love you, too!