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.