Hospitality at Home
|our at home date night with our sweet girl along!|
*As an aside, do my Louisville friends all know about the fairly new EarthFare grocery store at The Summit? They send out AMAZING coupons! Last week, I had a coupon allowing me to purchase 5 specified "Italian dinner" items for $5 TOTAL. The coupon included... a box of fresh salad, cherry tomatoes, salad dressing, pasta, and 1 pound of fresh ground Italian sausage. (The sausage inspired the meal as I really didn't know what to do with it, so I went recipe searching!) I think these 5 items for $5 coupons come out about once a month as I've benefited from them in the past as well. Subscribe to their e-mails and keep your eyes out!
We decided to make dinner "special" by using a candle, serving the meal in courses instead of all at once, and having everything ready and the table set by the time Matt came home! Here are a few pictures. I considered it a lovely date night, even with our sweet girl joining us :)
|the first "course" toasted ravioli appetizers|
|then came the salad|
|lastly, the spaghetti and meatballs finale!|
My sweet husband who enjoyed our surprise, also surprised me with two Starbucks cake pops! We weren't having a dessert, so it was really a treat to enjoy. I'm blessed by simple nights like this one, and pray to cultivate hospitality toward my own immediate family as much as I would toward guests.