Monday, March 23, 2015

The Big Reveal

During the month of April, I will be participating in the A-Z challenge. I will be writing a post each day, except for Sundays, on the theme of Feasting Body and Soul from A-Z.






Eating together is important in family life.  In ancient cultures, breaking bread was a sacred act. Only true friends were allowed to fellowship at your table.

How much more important in today’s world is it to gather together at the end of the day and reconnect? The family table should be a place to not only eat together but share the happenings of the day. Here at the Journey, the family table has always been a part of our family life.  I’m proud of cooking all those many many meals and serving them at our kitchen table while the girls were growing up. There were very few times when we did not eat together as a family. I’ve done a lot of things wrong as a parent, but this is one area I felt, “I got this.” 

I had a good example. My mom served us dinner every night at her family table.

I want to help you do the same. Each post will contain a recipe with an ingredient beginning with the letter of the day, not necessarily an original recipe, but something I have made in my own home, a “Journey approved” recipe, if you will. Some are family favorites and some I have found on Pinterest or on a blog somewhere, and I will link to the original post wherever possible. The recipes will not be too involved because “ain’t nobody got time for all that.” The ingredients will not be exotic because. My. Family. Is. Picky.

Please extend me grace because I am not a food photographer, but I will try to give you a peek of the finished recipe.

Besides feeding you physically, at the end of each post, there will be a spiritual “nugget” to chew over in your spirit.

Because we are not just physical beings but spiritual ones as well.

Won’t you join me?

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During April, I’m participating in the A-Z Challenge.  Over  seven hundred writers (as of last count) will be posting in various categories. Visit here to see a list of all the fantastic bloggers – a veritable smorgasbord of entries to feast upon!
 


16 comments:

Joyful said...

Sounds wonderful! I can't wait to see what you have in store! I don't know if I can commit to a daily posting but I will sure be around to visit you! :)

betty said...

What a greate theme, Jerralea! Looking forward to seeing what you feature here :)

betty

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Jerrelea - thanks for visiting me today .. good to meet you - I love food and though I don't have a family of my own .. I remember our family meals, and latterly many meals with my mother over the years and then my brothers' and their families .. cheers - and enjoy the Challenge - Hilary

Donna McDine said...

I'm tickled pink on your theme! Can't wait to read and try your recipes. I adore family dinners! Something we instilled in our children too. Came from my mom and mom-in-law on how important it is to engage over a meal.

Susanne said...

Looking forward to this series! Family dinners with as many homemade meals as possible was always something I worked to establish too! It took effort and determination but looking ack now, so worth it!! I hope my kids continue that when they have families too!

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Yum! Food themes are the best, but they always make me so hungry... maybe I should be reading just before lunch... XD

@TarkabarkaHolgy from
Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
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Donna C Keenan said...
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Donna C Keenan said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog for the A-Z Challenge. I am planning to visit yours and see what you have on the menu each day! It sounds yummy and inviting already!



Lisa notes... said...

What a neat challenge! My mother was one of those kinds too, who always had a hot meal on the table for us almost every night when I was growing up. Very rarely did we ever even eat out or have a night of leftovers. I don't know how she did it! ha.

Chrys Fey said...

Wonderful theme! When I was little, we ate together as a family, but then when I was a teen my family started to split apart so the family dinners stopped. I missed them. Eating together is important. Good luck with A to Z! :)

-Chrys Fey
Tremp's Troops - A to Z Co-co-host


Morgan Dragonwillow said...

I just saved you to my A to Z favs file so that I can find you again. Looking forward to see what you cook up!

Mary Montague Sikes said...

That sounds like a great theme. I loved the dinners my mother prepared for us each day!

Faith said...

wow!! what a fun theme!! love the physical AND spiritual aspects. Posting every day is not an option for me during this busy time of my life but I might do something like that this summer when I don't work! I'll look forward to all of your posts!

Lux Ganzon said...

Ooh, you're joining. I'll be waiting for your posts.

Good luck! :D

Misha Gericke said...

Love this idea for a theme. :-)

Bob Sanchez said...

Looks like a mouth-watering theme, Jerralea!