Monday, November 07, 2011

Supper Club and True Friendship


This past Saturday, we hosted Supper Club at our house for the 1st time.  We did a “Thanksgiving” inspired menu which gave us all a chance to try any new recipes before the holidays arrive.  For the appetizer I did Cranberry Salsa and it was amazing!  I don’t mean just good…I mean the kind of amazing that had me dreaming of getting at the left-overs on Sunday morning during church!  I found the recipe at Jamie Cooks It Up

Our Supper Club is a small group with just a few couples. We get together once a month (during the school year and taking a break during the summer since everyone is traveling.) We were invited into this intimate group less than a year ago, but the friendships that have grown out of this group have been such a blessing.  These couples feel more like family than friends.  I can’t believe that I didn’t know most of them at this time last year. 

I have been feeling off center lately and our Saturday night with the Supper Club was the best time I have had in weeks and it got me to thinking about how important friends are.  I don’t mean acquaintances you have fun with, but the true, deep down friendships that are there during the good and the bad.  The friends who step up and see you through the bad are a rare breed.   In all honesty, I have had far too few of these friendships.  So now I am reveling in having friends that go beyond a few drinks and laughs but the ones who you can really talk to, share with, support and call when you need a little support yourself. Having these people in my life is giving me courage to be more transparent and comfortable with myself.  They are teaching me what friendship looks like.

12 comments:

Sarah Cook said...

I pinned that cranberry dip the other day and can't wait to get my hands on some cranberries to try it!

Sues said...

Thank God for true connections! :-)

The City Boy said...

i LOVE cranberry anything around the holidays. This sounds fun!

we always had family dinners at my grandparents on sundays

Jennifer said...

Thanks for sharing. I will have to try that one out ;)

Jennifer said...

Thanks for sharing. I'll have to try that one out ;)

Jima said...

Love this!! So encouraging. I've been thinking of starting a supper club but I don't know where to start! Any pointers?? Jima

Southern Lady said...

Friendships are so very important to our well-being. The older I get, the more I realize that. The supper club sounds like a really fun idea! Carla

Paula said...

There's nothing like good friends.

Thanks for the dip recipe. It looks good and different.

Farmchick said...

This supper club sounds wonderful. A friend and I have talked about trying it ourselves.

Town and Country Mom said...

So glad you have found a spot in your supper club. We used to be in a supper club (where we lived before), but haven't quite figured out our place here. Sometimes I feel kind of down about it, but I hope that eventually we'll either be invited to join an existing group or form one with like-minded friends.

Hines-Sight said...

The salsa sounds great.

I bet you do have a great time with your supper club friends.

Debra said...

Glad you had fun. That salsa looks great - I may just have to try it. I feel that as we get older true friendships are harder to come by. Glad you have found some good people to spend time with. :)