Linking up with Mrs. Disciple today! Her #FridayFive post are a great way for me to wrap up the week. This week is 5 dinner guest. I have to admit, I adore having people for a good meal, so this one is a tough one. For our family, favorite meals are often shared best with large groups. So, here are my five favorite groups of dinner guests.
My first beloved group is my husband’s football team. If you love to cook for a crowd invite your local offensive linemen over for dinner. This particular meal consisted of 18 quarts of chili, 14 quarts of apple crisp, 10 lbs of cornbread, and one lonely little salad. I cannot tell you how great it is to hear the moans of appreciation after you own littles complain about everything you cook!
The second dinner guests I love to host is my extended family. Growing up I had no idea that the special foods I ate at my grandparent’s house would become trendy one day. Jajek, roasted basmati rice, chada, swarma chicken on pita bread. My Assyrian roots are best celebrated when my cousins and aunts and uncles all get together and compare notes on what foods “should” taste like.
Third, missionaries. Growing up we always hosted the local missionaries for Missions Week. The Christian and Missionary Alliance churches I attended from birth through high school emphasized missions in a wonderful way. At least once a year furloughing missionaries would travel to the different churches supporting them and they would speak. We always hosted missionaries in our homes that week for meals. Hearing about their daily lives, looking up their country on my globe and seeing the pictures of their work allowed me to understand the vastness of the world from a young age.
Another group I loved having for meals was a group of just graduated and still in school, college women. There was a short season where lunch together at my house once a month or so was a highlight. The girls would share what was going on in their lives lingering over food and fellowship as long as their schedules allowed. Although this scenario is repeated frequently is smaller groups there was something about that particular group. A few got engaged, several started their first post college job and everyone experienced how hard true friendships are once you aren’t living in the dorms together.
The fifth group I’d love to host is actually one I haven’t had the pleasure of hosting yet. The Glorious Table has an amazing group of women. I have no doubt conversation would flow well, this groups has shared themselves vulnerably. Women who are willing to go deep are the best dinner company in my opinion!