So... this weeks adventure starts with a coffee mug. If you know me even a little bit then you might know that I am totally the "mi casa es su casa" kinda girl. I love having people over. I love baking. I love sharing my home. I learned this week however that that is not quite as easy to do when the person you are sharing with is not your biggest fan. I was challenged to share my mug. Apparently I am not so willing to share a delightful Christmas mug with you if you don't really like me. It was difficult. If we tested my heart, I would have failed at hospitality. The rest of the week, however, I feel like I made up for my grinch-like heart as I have hosted two get-togethers in the past two nights.
So, night one? I had 8 guests for dinner. Menu? Citrus chili chicken, pinneaple, chips and homemade chipotle salsa, black beans and these delectable orange finger cookies with dark chocolate (see pic below). I had a legit pastry chef as a member of the party. Yikes! Luckily she liked it, so yeah! In my next life, maybe I can be a chef after all...Yesssss. If thats the case, I would like to have my chef hat bedazzled. Please and thank you.
Night two? My girls came over for bible study. It was a win! Menu? Red pepper mango guacamole, spicy black bean dip, veggies, fruit, chips, and dark chocolate zucchini muffins (see pic below).
We are not going to talk about the coffee I made for night two though... The fact is that I have only ever made coffee for me. I may or may not have put double the amount of grind necessary to make a normal pot of coffee. Details, people. I just am trying to be super Bostonian or something. Do not fret however, Saundie, coffee maker extraordinaire, has now properly informed me of how to correctly brew a pot of coffee for more than just me, myself and I. She rocks. She deserves this:
(and probably that amount for all of the playing house I have done this week...)
Peace, love and baking y'all! And high-five my roommate next time you see her. She's the bomb!
When God's people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality. Romans 12:13