What’s Cookin’ in the Country?

We’ve had so many busy weekends in a row. This weekend kicked off an evangelism training at church, (The Exchange) on Saturday. We met from 8:00 – 5:00. With that long of a meeting time, we all were asked to bring a snack to share. I made my homemade caramel corn – made in the microwave. You can find that recipe here.

This is a great recipe. You can literally have the popcorn cooling in less than 30 minutes. One thing I love about this recipe is that I always have the ingredients on hand. However, I don’t make it too often because I love it! It would be dangerous to have it around!

On Sunday I didn’t make anything new – I just went for a standard Sunday roast beef dinner.

Roast Beef with Carrots and Gravy
Red-Skinned Mashed Potatoes
Green beans
Crescent Rolls

Because of the very full day on Saturday I needed to have everything pretty well done ahead of time for our meal after Sunday services, so prior to the day I:

  1. made an apple cake 
  2. got the potatoes ready for the crock pot 
  3. cooked the green beans 
  4. made a cranberry vinaigrette for our salad
  5. set the table
All this was done by Saturday night. So when I got home from church, it was only a matter of finishing up the last minute details and putting it out to serve!

These were the dear ones around my table yesterday. The sweetest thing we always share there is the fellowship. I’m grateful for friends in the ministry like this dear couple, Anna and Jeff. I’m also thankful for a sweet daughter and her fiance’ that come each weekend just to be mentored. They are a blessing to me personally. No meal would be sweet to me without my life companion; he is what makes serving the Lord in our home complete. We had a standard meal but extraordinary communion together yesterday!

How about you? What was cooking in your kitchen this weekend?

With love from my country kitchen,

2 thoughts on “What’s Cookin’ in the Country?

  1. I fixed a roast yesterday that was one of the best I've ever had, and my husband and children loved it. Maybe it was so good because it's one of the easiest that I've ever prepared! I got the recipe from your blog; it's the roast with onion soup mix and cream of mushroom soup and carrots. It was just about ready when we got home from church. Maybe it's the same one you fixed yesterday. Anyway, we had mashed potatoes and some green beans that my mom had canned. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful recipes and for the encouragement to show love for our families by preparing wonderful meals for them.


  2. Karen, I'm so glad you liked that recipe for roast! Yes, that is the way I prepared mine on Sunday, too. I love that it makes its own gravy. Even if the meat is a little dry (it's hard to find a perfect roast!), the gravy is the redeeming factor!

    Thanks for reading my blog and for your encouragement!


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