Dinner & Discussion, Week 10

Last Friday we had our final Dinner & Discussion gathering. Over the past ten weeks we experienced a myriad of conversations and emotions as we worked our way through Restless. It was challenging, confronting, and enlightening. We didn’t know what the end result of this journey would be either. But I am thankful for those…

Dinner & Discussion, Week 8

This week was a good week for discussion. The proverbial tide was in and there was lots to share and understand. As we near the end of Restless, this week focused on pulling together key points and our notes from the chapters we’ve discussed thus far. The book asked us to take a hard look…

Dinner & Discussion, Week 5

I am learning that two things really affect group dynamics: the kind of gathering and the number of people that attend. I don’t know if there really is a “right” number of people for each type of gathering but there is no denying that numbers do have an effect on the group. If you get…

Dinner & Discussion, Week 3

There is something about finding a groove… I think we are starting to find it. At this point the group is comfortable with each other, the setting, and how things seem to flow. The discussion was some of the best we had yet. One thing I haven’t quite found the groove of yet has been…

Dinner & Discussion, Week 2

The second gathering has a way of flowing much better than the first. Not just in how we planned and rolled out dinner but also in the conversation around the table. The group is starting to warm up to each other and we are all starting to get a little more comfortable with the material…

Dinner & Discussion, Week 1

The first gathering. Always a little nerve wracking. I was stressed… I won’t even bother trying to deny it, especially with being responsible for the meal. As the group trickled in and I hurried to get dishes out to the table you could sense the “first gathering” jitters. Some having a sense of familiarity, others…

Steak and Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

The warm summer days are upon us. With it comes lots of salads and grilling. And gazpacho… lots of gazpacho. But this post isn’t about gazpacho, it’s about salad and a grilled piece of beef. I derived this salad from a traditional spinach salad with warm bacon dressing. It’s a wilted salad with a tart…