Thursday, November 10, 2011

Again with the food?

It seems like I always post about hosting dinners and cooking for groups of people. If you haven't figured out yet that I both enjoy hostessing and baking, well then, you're just not keeping up all that well. Tonight is no different than usual. Jordan and I hosted the rest of the ministers and their families for dinner today.

We had pulled pork sandwiches. It was divine.

Can I just say for a second how much I miss the regional foodie goodies from my hometown in Augusta. I miss good Georgia Barbecue, which is of course, pork. Texans are big on this whole brisket thing, which is good - don't get me wrong - it's just not really barbecue. I anticipate I may lose a reader or two just based on that last statement.

Not only did we have pulled pork sandwiches and homemade barbecue sauce, but my husband made a pot of collard greens and I made a pan of macaroni and cheese. It was glorious. Top it off with a glass of sweet tea and it was like home again.

Except I didn't eat any collards. Not a fan.

The real hero of the meal was dessert, because dessert is always the greatest part of any meal. I made Pioneer Woman's Apple Dumplings and they were a huge hit! I've never made them before, and was reminded more than a few times that it's a no-no to introduce a new recipe when company's over. But I threw caution to the wind and ended up with a super easy, universally loved dessert!

Here we go again with the food. I gotta break the cycle. Next up: A new L&D post featuring my answer to the question about patients who want to go "all natural." Maybe I'll call it "What's up with a Birth Plan?"

But before I sign off, I want to take a minute to say how thankful I am for our church's leadership. We are so fortunate to be on staff with such great men of God. I love that we can meet up at each other's houses and eat and laugh together. It hurts my heart to hear stories of churches with staff problems and we are so thankful to be in a place where the pastors support, respect, and encourage one another. And not only are the pastors great (my hubby included!), but they have some fantastic families as well.

And one more thing. That is completely unrelated to the rest of this post. I went to my first BodyPump class yesterday. Today I thought I'd need Jordan to wash my hair, but I was at one point able to lift my arms above my head. Now that it's late, that might no longer be possible. Despite the soreness, I really enjoyed the class. Thinking I'll be ready to go again on Saturday, if only there was someplace closer than Corpus Christi to take said class. Oh, the woes of small town life.

1 comment:

Dina Hill said...

Holly, I just love reading your blog! This dish looks delish!

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