Welcome to Our Table by Shirley and Danae Dobson
Welcome to Our Table by Shirley and Danae Dobson is part cookbook, part memoir and part art of living. In it the wife and daughter of James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, share family recipes, photos, stories and entertaining tips and ideas. Although this isn’t categorized as a prayer book, you will find interspersed in it ideas on inviting others for a meal where you can share times of prayer and devotionals with each other. There are also sample table graces. The book is organized around seasons and events and is beautifully illustrated with full color photos.
Sitting down with this book feels like a visit with Shirley and Danae and inspires you to practice hospitality by creating special times over meals with friends and family. The recipes are very appealing to me because they aren’t full of exotic ingredients but the type of meals that I remember fondly. Here’s a sample menu for the “Spring garden dinner for friends”: Southern sweet tea, finely copped spring green salad, pecan catfish, rolls, pecan spiked rice, green beans with caramelized onions, warm chocolate cobbler with ice cream. There are also menus and ideas for bridal shower brunch, Easter, autumn harvest tea, refreshments for Bible study, winter game night. I sat down and read the book like a magazine, since it has the feel of one with both stories, recipes and photos.
Added by Karen Barber on August 15, 2014