I have a soft spot for entertaining and cooking. The book Gather Together: Recipes and Reflections to Inspire Faith and Friendship Around the Table, written by Catherine Fowler Sample, brings together my two loves in one space. Each chapter focuses on a different theme, whether it be “Pioneering”, “A Time to Gather”, “A Time for All Seasons”, or “Closer to Eden”. The theme of each chapter adds personal reflections, family/friend reflections and personal narratives from the author. As a lovely bonus, Catherine Fowler Sample adds several of her favorite recipes with menu ideas, conversation starters, and gathering prayers. This book is a lovely addition to my large collection of entertaining and recipe books.
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup – page 115-117 in Gather Together
I love a good soup recipe – interestingly, I rarely follow soup recipes. I usually adjust and adapt soup recipes to what I think is best. This time I didn’t change up the recipe for the Squash Soup – I actually followed it exactly. It turned out delicious and has now become a family favorite!