Doing Life Together

Honest confession from the 246 dinner IF:Table girl … I haven’t met with my table group in several months. I know, it’s not a good look for someone who claims Acts 2:46 as one of her life verses. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts. Acts 2:46 But in…

Winter Vegetable Chowder

Winter Vegetable Chowder Serves 6-8 • Working Time 20 minutes • Cooking Time 25 minutes Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, diced 4-5 cloves minced garlic 2 parsnips, peeled and chopped 2 heaping cups chopped cauliflower 4 shallots, sliced into rings 1 1/2 tablespoon grainy mustard juice of half a lemon 4 cups…

The Light of Life

  The magic of Christmas is calling my name – everything from the cookies to the parties to the Christmas lights, especially the lights. Honestly, things have been feeling pretty dark around here lately. Days are getting shorter and the dark is growing. Stuff in the church is heavy, marriage is hard, parenting is tough….

Annette’s Chicken Enchiladas

  Annette’s Chicken Enchiladas For this month’s recipe, we are bringing back an old favorite from the IF:Table archives.  These enchiladas are the perfect fall food and come from our friend Shauna Niequist’s book, Bread & Wine.   Take it from Shauna: “This is serious comfort food—like, ‘eat it with a fork straight out of the pan in…

For Every Season

  My family and I live in San Diego where the weather is pretty nice all year long. It feels like spring and summer are always on repeat. We do have one problem and it’s this: We have more palm trees than leaf trees. Finding a fall leaf around here is as rare as finding…

Leftover Roast Chicken Soup with Roasted Vegetables

  Leftover Roast Chicken Soup with Roasted Vegetables We are happy to be moving into soup season!   This month, we are sharing another great recipe from Danielle Walker over at Against All Grain.   Start roasting some vegetables and invite your neighbors over for a simple and delicious meal.   Ingredients 2 garlic cloves, minced 2…

Listen

  Fall is my favorite time of year to gather at the table. Magazines and storefronts display pumpkin-shaped tureens and dried bunches of wheat stalks. Our Facebook feeds fill with a million ways to serve turkey, and we wonder if Aunt Margaret is going to make her famed squash casserole again at Thanksgiving. I do…

A New Invitation

  It’s back-to-school time. The neighbor boy and his little brother zip down the street on their bikes every morning at seven-thirty. A cute little mama with her baby strapped tight to her chest walks her daughter to school right past my front window. I love the rhythm of September. It is a time for…

Chipotle Barbacoa Tacos

  Chipotle Barbacoa Tacos As school starts up and schedules get a little fuller, we are loving recipes that help us welcome fall but still have a laid-back, summertime feel.  These slow-cooker tacos from Danielle Walker’s website Against All Grain are an easy and delicious meal for a night when you’re gathering people around your table.  …

Front Yard People

This month, we are excited to introduce you to a friend of ours in Austin, Texas. She has taken the practice of gathering around the table to her front yard. Isn’t that refreshingly unusual? Read her story and use this month’s conversation cards to take steps towards expanding who you invite to the table.  …

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