Have you ever thought wouldn’t it be nice to have more get-togethers with friends but you don’t have time to plan a menu or how to prepare? What if you had a collection of easy recipes you could prepare for any occasion?
This post will show you how to easily plan a get-together and review of The Living Table Recipes and Devotions for Everyday Get-Togethers by Abby Turner.
I would like to thank DaySpring for sharing a copy of The Living Table Recipes and Devotions for Everyday Get-Togethers by Abby Turner with me to review. All opinions here are my own. This post includes affiliate links if you make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.
Let’s get started planning your party.
Planning a Get-Together in 3 Easy Steps
Start with a party type or theme
You can have many reasons for planning a get-together. Common reasons are birthday parties, anniversaries, graduations, retirements, holidays, and other life milestones.
Giving your get-together a theme will help you decide on the type of food and decorations to include.
In The Living Table Recipes and Devotions for Everyday Get-Togethers, Abby Turner provides many get-together themes including:
- Game night
- Book Club
- Girls Night In
- Bible Study (even a kids theme)
- Housewarming Goodies
- Dinners in 30
- Summer Movie Night
- And many more…
You can see there are many fun themes for a get-together and you can have a get-together for just about any reason.
Invite Your Guests
Now that you have a theme for your get-together invite your guests.
Will this be a small group of 8-10 or maybe something larger with 20-30 or more?
Invitations can be written and mailed or a more simple plan with email invites or calling with a personal invite.
If you plan to send written invitations, DaySpring offers many different cards that could be modified to use as get-together invitations.
If you are planning an informal get-together, text messages and personally calling to invite friends works, too.
Choose your menu
You have chosen a theme and invited your guests, the last step is to choose your menu.
The Living Table Recipes and Devotions for Everyday Get-Togethers provides you the perfect resource for choosing the menu. Based on your theme, Abby Turner has created simple get-together menus (complete with recipes) you can use.
You just find the meal plan that matches your get-together theme and you will have simple to prepare recipe selections. You can always mix and match your favorite recipes.
As you prepare these recipes, they look delicious and fancy, yet easy to make. Many can be prepared in 30-60 minutes. Some are easy enough to prepare in less than 15 minutes. You can choose the level of preparation that works best for you.
These are recipes you’ll want to try. How do these sound?
- Buffalo Chicken Sliders
- Southwest Potato Salad
- One-Pot Chicken & Rice
- Breakfast Sausage Bundt Cake
- Dessert Kabobs
- Some many more delicious recipes
These recipes are also perfect when you need to take a covered dish or two to church get-togethers and family picnics and reunions.
The Living Table Recipes and Devotions for Everyday Get-Togethers is more than just a cookbook. Abby Turner shares her heart and shows us how gathering around a table and sharing a meal with friends and family brings us together in the same way God shares his presence with us through the last supper/communion, the bread of presence in the tabernacle and Jesus is the bread of life.