Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Naughty but Nice
Trust me - if Mr. or Mrs. Hostess tasted this they'd slap their mama! Don't try that at home.
There are women out there, like my friend S., who are brimming over with hospitality. That little green monster in me comes out when I witness how they wrap others up in their coziness and warmth. I'm more of a "go-fetch-it-yourself" kind of girl. These women would throw me under the train for that little tempting morsal I just gave you - gave you but then sorta took back. Can't help it, a secret is a secret and a promise is a promise.
Now I'll be nice. There is a little gem of a book out there which is out of print that you must read. This book, written by P.B.Wilson, was given to me about seven years ago by my sister, Penny. She is the best person I know at finding hidden treasures to improve yourself and your home. Though out of print, Amazon has several new and used copies for sale through individuals.
This book is simple, an easy read, but a Warning: some might call it the dreaded "old fashioned"! If being in the kitchen doesn't float your boat you will hear God speak to you through this one. And, face it ladies, it's one of the places we belong.
If you are like me and love the kitchen but your hospitality skills are sorely lacking, then curl up with this book. I still don't have a pie in the fridge at all times or a pitcher of lemonade chilling for those unexpected visitors. The rug always needs vacuuming and my dishwasher door seems to be in a permanent state of open, but I can be encouraged and inspired by her words.
I loaned my copy out a couple of years back to a young new wife. She must have liked it. So, Amazon is now minus one copy. Step up to the plate, ladies, and make your home a haven.
"And having a reputation for good works: if she has brought up children, has shown hospitality, has washed the feet of the saints, has cared for the afflicted, and has devoted herself to every good work." 1 Timothy 5:10