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Hospitality and the microwave

14th August 2007

Hospitality and the microwave

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Since this is supposed to be a blog about hospitality, I want to share something that happened yesterday. Last night we had people over for dinner, some new friends from our new church. We are staying with my parents while we look for a place to live, which has been good for lots of reasons. But it also means that I’m not in my usual groove for menu planning and shopping, etc. I do about half of the cooking, which I enjoy, but we still do things a bit differently than I might at my own house.

As I was planning our dinner, I just couldn’t get motivated to make a whole meal from scratch. I remembered that we had a lasagna from Costco in the freezer, so I decided to microwave the lasagne, make a salad and some homemade bread rolls. As I was serving the lasagna (in the cardboard container!) I couldn’t believe that I was serving something that had come pre-made and was only microwaved. But I reassured myself that hospitality, in whatever form, is still hospitality.

Don’t let something small like serving a frozen lasagna stop you from having people over. Obviously we want people to feel welcome but sometimes keeping things simple in the kitchen means we have more time to devote to our guests. And in a season like this, with small children, moving countries, etc, frozen lasagna seemed like the way to go.

And it was good lasagna! 

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  1. 1 On August 14th, 2007, jen said:

    yum lasagna
    we love all types of pasta

  2. 2 On August 15th, 2007, wilm said:

    Hiya (or “gidday” if you are missing NZ!!!)

    Just found a link and thought of you - http://mmm.apfco.com/w1266/index.cfm and you can get a sample of sight words for your children!

    US residents only…………my wee heart sinks everytime I see that :-) Now your’s doesn’t have to anymore!!!LOL!

    Glad to read that DH arrived safely.

    Cheers, Wilm

  3. 3 On August 16th, 2007, My Quotidian Mysteries said:

    THIS post is filled with wisdom! SO true about being willing to keep our ideals about hospitality open to making way for true hospitality - an open heart and an open home.

    Wonderful!

  4. 4 On August 16th, 2007, becominglikehim said:

    I just say, “Thank God for Lasagna in any form!”

    Good stuff about hospitality…it’s not about the food, it’s about the serving!!

  5. 5 On August 16th, 2007, Holly said:

    I’m so happy that your entire family is reuinited! YAY! We should be tonight….

    It HAS been a journey - for both of our families. God is Good - He is Faithful - even when it doesn’t turn out like we think it will or should!

  6. 6 On April 8th, 2014, shitbrix said:

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    good topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.
    Thanks for wonderful information I was looking for this information for my mission.

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