Good Afternoon everyone..
Another Lord's Day has rolled around and I am glad in it..
Yesterday we had a Keepers of the Home meeting..
We decided to change it a bit and held it from 10 until 2 ..
All week long I puttered away trying to get things together..
As we were centering our attention on the kitchen we did kitchen stuff.. smile..
There was some delicious coffee made when we arrived (thank you, Pastor) and one of the Keepers made a couple of lovely batches of muffins..
As this was happening there was a little lesson on the Kitchen and how it is the heart of the home..
The place where memories are made that are so important to our families..
We used our five senses to see how we could improve our own spaces..
What makes a kitchen cozy and warm.?.
The lovely scents and tastes of home made bread and coffee brewing are great but there is not always time for that so we can also use simmering potpourri or a plug in to make it all smell great..
We all agreed that we love to see our kitchens clean and organized and I confessed to everyone that this is where I need help..
Divine help, that is .. grin..
We discussed ways that we can make sure that Christ is at the centre of this busy room..
Playing Christian music that we can hear and doing devotions at the kitchen table were a few...
Making sure that the TV does not reign supreme is also important..
The kitchen is also used as a place of entertainment whether it be just a neighbor over for coffee or a meal for friends..
We want it to be a friendly place where especially our family feels the loving touch that we can give and where our children see their Mom and Dad displaying affection which touches our children's lives for ever..
We talked about how quickly time passes and the sweet days of children doing lessons at the table or a project being done soon passes..
Then it is just the two of us and the opportunity we had to make an impression on those young lives is over..
Therefore, we need as Keepers of the Home to make an effort to create those times in the kitchen influencing our children to put God first in their lives so that when they are building a home they will also endeavor to put Jesus front and centre...
Many children come home to empty houses because Mama needs to work and that is not her fault.. But.. Whenever there is a chance or opportunity to make it special then take time to make the effort..
After that we learned how to make artisan bread as seen HERE on YouTube...
Also Michael Smith's Heritage bread HERE..
When they arrived it was baking away in the oven and certainly smelled great..
Next, we all sat around with fresh coffee and peeled a whole roaster full of apples and made Roasted Vanilla Apple Sauce ..
While it roasted away in the oven we enjoyed our lunch..
The girls brought homemade soups, salads, rolls and desserts..
And the fellowship was so sweet..
After lunch I showed them a way to make your kitchen a bit more festive by using Christmas tea towels to make a curtain..
As seen HERE ON MY PINTEREST BOARD..
It still wasn't over as we then made a recipe box, menu box, kid's poster box or what have you out of a cereal box..
Using paper lunch bags and an Elmer's glue stick..
A magazine pic or a bit of scrap booking papers..
Oh yes and some distress ink.. smile..
The girls did some very neat work.. eh?
We had lots of door prizes, too, because dear Janet brought so many..
Thank you, Jan..
We put the applesauce into mason jars for the ladies to take home to try...
I hope they liked it..
All in all it was a thumbs up day..
We were so happy to have several guests and pray they will come back again..
There was homework passed out and if you would like I will email it to you..
Please just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward it to you...
Thanks so much for dropping by today..
I need to go get ready for church tonight but I look forward to reading your lovely comments..
Take care and may God bless your kitchens and give you a new incentive to turn it into a room where God is centre and joy is complete...
Hugs from New Brunswick..