One thing that Kevin and I enjoy is having company over. I used to be quite flustered over having people over, but I have learned to relax and not worry so much about how things turn out.
Tonight's dinner went really well. We had:
Mashed Potatoes with gravy
Green beans with almonds*
Butter rolls with jam
Swedish Apple Pie with a scoop of ice cream
We had a wonderful time of fellowship!
*Here's the "recipe" for Green Beans with Almonds. I make them quite often when we have company.
Green beans (two cans)
butter (about 2 tablespoons, adjust as necessary)
slivered almonds (about 2 or 3 tablespoons)
lemon juice (about 1 tablespoon) (you can leave this out, but it does lend a tangy taste to the green beans)
Heat the green beans in a pan. In a separate sauce pan, melt butter and slightly brown slivered almonds. Stir and watch carefully, because the butter will burn easily. Stir in lemon juice and drain green beans, mix butter mixture into green beans.
These are so good! I never measure, so these are just estimates. It doesn't have to be exact!