Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter dinner

My house isn't fancy, I literally just counted to see if I had matching water glasses for my guests. Truth is  that kind of stuff doesn't always matter to me. Yes, it's true, the leaf in my table for some reason doesn't match, it has a burn mark in it... And I didn't buy a table cloth because the one I liked didn't match my dishes (clashed horribly) and I would have had to buy new dishes (which if you know me, you know I stood in target for a half hour talking myself out of that idea!)

I say all that to say that sometimes I feel so inadequate as an entertainer. My aunt Janice's stuff all matches beautifully, I love going there and feeling fancy, and then... Well there is me, most of my serving dishes don't match, there won't be a table cloth, and then I remember, as fabulous as she is (& she IS fabulous!!!!!) I'm not aunt Janice, though our hearts are intertwined. And I'm beautiful in my own way. 
My favorite serving plate is one Phyllis made me in 2nd grade. My beautiful glass salad bowl, and the dishes I loved the moment I saw them at target (I want new ones but I'm waiting). One thing I can guarantee if you sit at my table, you are there because you are loved, and you're going to get a great meal!!! I'm just as God designed me!! And my table will be perfectly imperfect!!

Today's meal will include:
Pork tenderloin
Mashed potatoes
Scalloped potatoes (courtesy of aunt jan)
Rolls (courtesy of my dad)
Asparagus (courtesy of my aunt sissy)
Green bean casserole (courtesy of my bonus brother & his g-friend)
And for dessert...

Strawberry shortcake with homemade shortcakes (see recipe below)

2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
4 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup milk

Heat oven 450 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in butter. Mix in Milk. Drop by large spoonfuls onto a baking sheet. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 15 minutes or until brown. Cool and eat with berries, ice cream and/or whipped cream.


rmm4361 said...

I purposely make sure my glasses don't match so people can find theirs! Besides it is always much more than match glasses, silverware - it IS about the love and comfort one finds at your table, dear!

Pat said...

Sounds perfect!
Happy Easter!