Third Sunday Dinners I have to say are Wonderful. But saying that I have to confess that it is not always easy. Sometimes I am just beat and this Sunday was one of those days. To much going on. I bring this up to prove a point. Often in life we avoid doing hard things because we are tired or busy or just plain don't want the fuss. I have learned over the years and especially since we started doing Third Sunday Dinners, over 4 years of Third Sunday Dinners, that it is not always easy, but always without fail, the joy that comes from serving out weighs the time, effort, money, spent doing it. No matter how tired I am or what is going on after the event I am filled with joy for having opened up my home and allowed friends and family and strangers to gather for a few hours to fellowship and build relationships.
This Sunday was no different. I was beat from events in the week and preparation for a week of teaching in Utah. By the end of the evening I was tired and discouraged thinking all that I needed to do. But the joy filled my heart as I thought about all that had happened that day. And I look forward to next month. I can hardly wait to see what we will be eating and who will show up and what I will learn and what my family will learn from Third Sunday Dinner.
This dish was the hit of the day. Stir fried brown rice with cashews and coconut oil. Topped with yogurt and fruit. I served almost 5 gallons of cooked rice. I have to admit I had to force them to try it, but after they tried it they loved it.
|Thats a lot of sliced zucchini .|
|This is caramelized onions and green beans. It was great.|
|Fresh sliced water melon is always a great things to serve.|
|Preparing to fry the zucchini And of course I used whole grain Wonderflour to coat the zucchini.|
|Let it fry.|
|Justin is filling up the Ginger Lemonade and water coolers.|
|Stir Fry Rice. Brown rice and coconut oil with cashews.|
This is my dearest friend Mike McCary. I love his family. They have been a constant at Third Sunday Dinner. In fact that is how I got to meet them when they moved into the neighborhood. I invited them to dinner and it has been a wonderful relationship ever since. It is not Third Sunday Dinner without him and his family. He is a big game guide in Alaska every year and we have eaten some pretty amazing things that he brings home and shares at Third Sunday Dinner, Moose meat was a huge success and no one will ever forget the bear tacos and sausage. It is always exciting to see what he will bring home each year.
|See you next time. Wanda alway brings amazing things.|
|The end, putting up the chairs. We have a chair and table shed. Comes in handy,|