Fall Gatherings with Shrimp Sausage Kebabs

For an easy appetizer, I love to make a variety of Shrimp Sausage Kebabs for simple entertaining!

Shrimp Sausage Kebabs
Being hospitable and inviting others in to your home is not that hard. Early in my marriage, knowing that my husband and I would try to make an impact on others in a positive way, we decided that we’d try stretch ourselves in being hospitable. I say “stretch” because it did not come easily to my husband, but he jumped on board early enough for us to establish some good hospitality habits over the years.

Not always in a perfect environment (big house, new kitchen, perfect furniture and decor, perfect kids–yeah, right).

We took the time to foster new relationships, and get to know people in a deeper way. We were willing, which is a good place to start. But being willing is one thing; actually doing it (inviting and following through) is another.

We both felt the love and appreciation from our guests, as we brought them together. Most of the time, our entertaining moments seemed very good for the soul.

Many times a dinner that felt “good for the soul” happened because we talked about real things in life, and it also often involved “encouragement.” The impact that encouragement makes on others can be profound– a small word of encouragement can inspire a person, save a marriage, help with parenting, or even change a life.

On a Quiet Afternoon: Make-Ahead Frozen Berry Cobbler

Make-Ahead Frozen Berry Cobbler

This Berry Cobbler, is perfect for any time of year! On a quiet afternoon, the house is empty, as I wait for company to arrive in a few hours for dinner. The family is out doing their own things, and the house is filled with a sweet aroma of berry...

Inviting Someone Over: Creamy Broccoli Soup

Creamy Broccoli Soup

When’s the last time you invited someone over for a bowl of soup? This Creamy Broccoli Soup recipe is perfect to make for a lunch date. Oh, the risks that are involved in opening our homes. So much so that it stops so many from connecting with others. I know I’m...

Family Talk and Sweet Asian Slaw with Apple and Corn

Sweet Asian Slaw with Apple and Corn

Extra cabbage in the garden? Try this Sweet Asian Slaw with Apple and Corn recipe for your next family get-together! Because we still have 6 gorgeous heads of purple cabbage in our garden, I can’t get enough of delicious slaw recipes, especially when combined with other garden fare foods, such...

Start Cooking in the Morning with Crock Pot Pork Roast

Crock Pot Pork Roast | reluctantentertainer.com

What’s better than a flavorful pork that cooks all day long, filling the house with warm scents of spices and love. Because it’s September, I find myself gravitating to my crock pot, for which I put together the ingredients for a Crock Pot Pork Roast. If you can get...