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Sunday, June 10

Eat, Pray, Live Party @ My House


Good morning to you all, I hope you have sun and you're all out enjoying it!!!  In case you didn't read it over at Shoestring's facebook page. I am sending you my apologies for being absent for so many days with no word, but my back went out and I wasn't able to let you know or work on any of my "projects".  Prayers have prevailed, again!! and I am back here at my keyboard to share with you all!!

So, to get on with it, so to speak, I want to share with you a recent experience of mine!  Last Friday, I provided the Food and Place for one of my new Life Groups through my church called "Eat, Pray, Live".  With having it here @ my home I felt there was alot of emphasis on the "Eat" part, as that what I was providing....If you follow me on facebook you know I was struggling a little with the menu.. 
However, believe it or not, my first passion is, and has always been, cooking and baking ( I'm sure I get this from my Grandmother)  Therefore I just sat myself down determined to find out what 'universally friendly' foods I wanted to make so that all here were fed well and enjoyed the experience.

"A Brunch-themed dinner" seemed to be what kept coming to my mind.  Who doesn't love Brunch?  Plus, I knew I had created some pretty memorable Brunch meals in the past that had always been a hit.  So, I sat down and wrote out my Menu.  It was a warm day, so the first thing that came to mind was ***Cucumber Water ( a new find for me ) and  I just Love it...such a simple thing as sliced cucumber in your water pitcher, makes your water so much more ...hmmm .. more watery(?) no...Refreshing!! That's the way to put it!!
If you have the time put some slices in the water the night before and just add ice for drinking. Another wonderful accompaniment to this is a few fresh raspberries. Just look so pretty! :)

So here's what I made:
A nice Frittata, with spinach, onions, and yellow and orange peppers (Provides a great protein, without making a meat or poultry that might turn someone off)

Homemade Caesar salad(Light on the garlic!! Don't want to be offensive)

Watermelon, Strawberry and Green Grape Fruit Salad (It was hot out!! Nuff said!)

My Pasta Salad, served cold, with spinach, peppers,onions, and feta and my balsamic vinaigrette, (One of my favorite summer dinners) Oh My!
 



Little sidebar here, I must tell you that I won Cottage In the Oaks little tabletop Chalkboard Venue from Courtney at French Country Cottage and I was so excited (i never win anything)  to use it for this,  was the perfect  time and reason to do so...  Doesn't it look Grand?





The Group, the people, the prayer and food all went well!!  I thoroughly enjoyed the evening! So, I guess we can call it a success, I had very little leftovers so my menu was a hit.  Most importantly, was the wonderful fellowship I enjoyed that evening!! What a wonderful group of people that I look forward to seeing again next month! I hope you are all as Blessed as I have been to have people like this in your life!!


The recipes are my own, tried and true, as My Grandmother put it!  If you are interested in one of them shoot me an e-mail. (I'm hoping to find a way to post them here, but not in the actual post). I hope you all have a wonderful week, full of bounty and blessings!! Thank you for taking a few minutes to share with me.

34 comments:

  1. Hi Theresa! I think your blog is great..I will be trying the cucumber water..I am not a big water drinker, but this will make it fun!!
    The frittata sounds delicious..
    Good luck with all your endeavors..<3

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    1. Thanks Sally!! You are such a loyal supporter!! I love that you have been here with me since the beginning!! Okay for the Cucumber water, It could not be easier..literally slice 5-6 thin slices of cucumber poor spring water over it and let it refrigerate for atleast 3 hours. That's it!! So good..you'll love it, some people put lemon or lime in it, I don't like tart so I just use the cucumber..It's supposed to be really good for you too!! Hugs, ~Theresa

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  2. Sounds like you had a great time. Yes, thank God for good friends and fellowship! Thank you for sharing with us at The "Sunday Stop".
    Hugs,
    Bj

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    1. They are so important aren't they? Thanks Bj!

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  3. Yumm! Sounds like a fresh and delicious meal!

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  4. Recipes sound yummy! So glad to hear you are on he mend! Wishing you a wonderful week! Cathy

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    1. Karen and Kathy, Thank you both for your kind words and well wishes!! Very much appreciated!
      ~Theresa.

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  5. Theresa, Blogspot has a way for you to add recipes not withing your postings. You can add "pages" to the blog. Skip over to my blog and look just below the header and before the post. There are "tabs" and you click a tab and it takes you to a page. You could have a "Recipes" tab and page. I think you are allowed up to ten different pages. If you need clarification, holler and I'll try to help you out. Your Eat, Pray, Love was a success! Awesome! My blog: http://nancylhoefer.blogspot.com.

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    1. Nancy, I sent you a reply earlier I don't know if you got it or not. But, Thank you and I will definitely be hitting you up for some help in that!
      Thanks for your kind and informative words!
      ~Theresa.

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  6. Sounds delicious! You put a lot of work into this and I'm sure it was really enjoyed.

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  7. Hi Theresa,
    Your brunch looks delicious! I love a good brunch, especially Frittata! I have never had cucumber water but I would imagine it is Quite refreshing. Thank you for sharing with us and joining me for tea today. Hope you have a lovely week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Hey, Sandi! Thanks for having me for "Tea" I hope you try the cucumber water, It's delicious! Yep, Frittata has to be one of my favorite 'go-to' recipes!!
      Many Blessing my dear, Theresa

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  8. Hello Theresa, it sounds and looks like you had a perfectly lovely "brunch"!
    Good food and good friends who love the Lord - it doesn't get much better than that :-)
    Thank you for sharing your special evening with us at Heart & Home.
    Have a very blessed week..Trish

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    1. Thanks, Trish! You're right, it doesn't get much better!! Thanks for having me @ your Heart and Home!!
      Many Blessings to you and yours,
      ~Theresa

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  9. Oh it all sounds and looks amazing. I love your entire menu, so I would have been super happy and well fed. So glad you had a super evening. Thanks for sharing at TTT. Hugs, marty

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  10. Nice post. Have a good day.

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    1. Thanks so much for all your kind words, Marty, Carole and Beth!!!

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  11. I am so glad that you are feeling better, bless you, bless your back. It certainly sounds like you had an enjoyable meal for your life group. Cucumber water, that does sound interesting too~

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    1. Thank you so much for your Blessings, Mary, they are appreciated
      more than you'll ever know.:) The Life group went great!
      Many Blessing to you and yours, as well!
      ~Theresa

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  12. I used to do a lot of cooking, but not anymore. It is not worth it far just one. I let the other family members cook and I enjoy it. So sorry about your back. Back pain is a terrible thing.

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    1. Hi, Meme!! Yes backpain is difficult, but I've been dealing with it for a long time no and prayer really has been and is the answer for me. As for the cooking, I still cook quite a bit, I just invite people over to share it with me. It is such a pleasure to create in that way, too.
      Hugs to you!
      ~Theresa.

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  13. Get well soon! Your food and table look and sound great! Cucumber water, who thought of that!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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    1. Thanks so much Susie!! Try the water, you'll like it!!
      Many Blessings,
      ~Theresa.

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  14. Hopping by to say Hi. Visiting from Katherines Corner blog hop. I enjoy photography but yet to perfect that hobby. LOL I follow you as Kathy B. Please come visit when you can, your always Welcome. Http://www.southernmadeintheshade.blogspot.com

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    1. Kathy, Thanks for hopping over!! I have checked out your blog very nice!!! See ya soon,
      ~Theresa.

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  15. Thank you for sharing the hop with your readers xo

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    1. Katie, So Glad to be a Part of your HOP!!!
      xoxo, ~Theresa.

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  16. I know how you feel with back problems. Ive had back surgery, no fun! Thanks so much for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Debbie, I'm so glad people understand. Definitely not by choice, here. I hope to be hooking up with you @ Toot Your Horn Tuesday blog next week with a great new project and post!!
      ~Theresa

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  17. sounds wonderful, does the cucumber water have sweetnesss to it

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    1. Hi, Tamika! It is wonderful! To answer your question, no I don't think that the water has a sweetness to it, unless you think cucumbers are sweet. Difficult to explain, give it a try! Unless you HATE cucumbers, I think you will be pleasantly surprised @ how good this is!!

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  20. Please folks, comments about "Julia Roberts movies" or "beige wall colors" will be removed, you, obviously, have not read what this post or share was about. Thank you very much!
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