What a wonderfully fun time we are having this week, as we launch my new books, The Lifegiving Table and The Lifegiving Table Experience! We had a fantastic launch party Tuesday evening and it was fun to give away wonderful prizes which we've shared below. Thank you all for sharing about this book; I pray it will be an encouragement to you as you gather around your own tables.
Some of our family's favorite recipes have come about because someone decided to try something new! Here's a simple, wonderful recipe Sarah made up one day. It's become a family favorite, and nice because it's mostly a matter of chopping and simmering.
1-2 Tbs olive oil
2 Turkey sausages slice thin
I whole onion, chopped
a heaping tablespoon of garlic
1 large can (29 ounces?) tomatoes (I like the chopped)
1 full can of water--or a little more to taste
2-3 thinly sliced zucchini
1 can beans (navy beans preferred--but we didn't have them last night so we used pinto)
1-2 teaspoons salt to taste
1 heaping tablespoon Italian seasoning
Saute sausage, onions and garlic in olive oil in a large soup pan. Add the tomatoes, water, salt and zucchini. Simmer for 20-30 minutes until the zucchini is soft. Add the beans and seasoning and salt. Simmer another little while (I think it tastes better if you just leave it on to simmer while you are doing other things--the tastes blend together better.)
Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and a small dollop of sour cream on top and enjoy!
And here are the winners we announced last night!*please remember, if you've won a prize, to email your address and information to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can send them your way!
Lifegiving Home book set: Wanda Opitz, Katie Miller, Megan Knight, Sara Karr, Kris Grafton
Lifegiving Home CDs: Arletta Boulton, Ashley Byrd, Kylee Feagan, Jenna Boyd, Kelly Hammer
Child’s First Bible: Samantha Conrad
Inspire Art Bible: Ashley French
Prepdish Subscription: Courtney Cameron
Cultivating Life Subscription: Lee Seekins and Vinae Winn
Wood Art Strong Tower: Mariah Frantz
Wood Art Cultivating Beauty: Chelsea Ramos
Dayspring Mugs: Lisa Bosma, Sharon Frisch, Kate Harden, Amy Fulton
Dayspring Tray: Rhea Ward and Emily Washer
Dayspring Lazy Susan: Kara Ayres
Martha and Mary Pitcher: Joy Price
James Runner: Justine Anstiss
James Napkins: Holly Miller
Ruth Simons Print: Jill Davis
Gracelaced Book: Lauren Smith *
Warrior Mama Painted Sign (for launch team member) Stacy Monk McCabe
And finally, grand prize winners of the trip to Colorado for time with Sally at her Lifegiving Table: Ashley Klepac and Stefanie Mast!
Congratulations to all our winners, and thank you all so much for joining us! Please help us get the word out by sharing about the book today! You can find them here ...