Monday, February 15, 2010
Since August, every Monday night we have the privilege of hosting our home group from church for a bible study. After about a month of our group meeting we realized we had no problem getting together each week, we all enjoyed each others company and we sure could spend hours upon upon hours talking and encouraging each other. So, back in September Steven and I decided to commit to feeding everyone before our bible study to extend our time of fellowship and build even deeper relationships. Now we all know I LOVE to save money and most of you know I have a big heart for serving and entertaining just about anyone. ( ok, I admit it, it's actually anyone!) The problem is, feeding lots of people, lots of food, lots of times is difficult to do when on a tight budget. But alas, the Lord does provide. And each week He provides again. We have taken a huge leap of faith as far as incorporating a meal for many every Monday night without increasing our grocery budget. It has been a fun journey for me to trust that somehow God will use me to provide a delicious dinner for usually 15 but anywhere from 12 to 20 people. Sometimes it is a challenge and I have to dig deep, literally in my freezer and pantry, to come up with something but so far I haven't heard any complaints(thank you for not complaining directly to me!) and no one has gotten sick! Each week I am going to try and post about what is being served up and how God has faithfully met our need once again.
This week we are having BBQ chicken salad with some sort of bread I pulled out of the freezer. I score bread for usually about $0.75 - $1.49 a loaf in the clearance section at Ralphs and Sprouts. I NEVER pay full price for bread( unless I see sourdough on sale and it is not in the clearance basket, I am completely addicted). I bet since all the grocery stores I have been to have a clearance basket or shelf, yours does too. Look for it and see what you can find.