Biblical Hospitality is about the Connections
Are you like me when I invite people over to my home? What incredible meal can I cook? It’s fun to cook a special recipe but it also time-consuming and expensive. If you are like most people, we all lead busy lives. Remember: it’s not about the cooking, it’s about the connections.
Tip: Planning ahead for an event will allow for more time with your guests. You will be relaxed and so will your guests.
Planning a meal does not have to be stressful or overwhelming. My rules for planning a meal when guests are coming:
- Plan the menu a week before the event.
- I check online to see what is on sale at the stores where I shop.
- Review your recipes, check your pantry and refrigerator.
- Make sure you have all ingredients you need on your shopping list.
- Shop at least 2 to 3 days before the event.
- Prepare as many of the items the day before the event.
- Set the table the night before.
Trust me, having a simple menu and a plan of action for the event will make all the difference.
The Crock Pot
I love cooking in my crock pot. It is a time saver and the simplest meal you can cook.
One of my favorite go-to recipes I cook when guests are coming is Crock Pot Roast.
Crock Pot Roast
- 3-5 lb Chuck Roast
- 1 bag Baby Carrots, washed
- 3-4 Medium Potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 Medium Onion, peeled and cut in chunks
- 2 Stalks Celery, sliced
- 2 cups Beef Broth
Add roast to crock pot. Wash baby carrots, peel and dice potatoes, peel onion and cut into chunks. Add all ingredients to the crock pot.
Add beef broth to crock pot.
Turn crock pot on and set to 8 hours. Place lid on crock pot.
Add a healthy side dish of steamed broccoli or a tossed salad.
Tip: Create a more relaxed atmosphere by serving the meal buffet style in the kitchen.
It’s not about the cooking, it’s about the connections.
An easy, no-hassle, stress-free meal where you can enjoy the evening and concentrate on your guests. Making that connection and building a relationship is much more important than the food.
- You provide the meat and have everyone bring their favorite side dish.
- Buy a large pack of chicken from your grocery store and add simple sides.
- Buy a large family size Stouffer’s Lasagna, fix a large salad, and ice cream for dessert.
- Soup and salad with homemade brownies for dessert.
Check out my Two Quick and Easy Recipes https://biblicalhospitality.com/?p=275&preview=true
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