A few days ago we had invited a relative from California, who was in Western New York and traveling through, to drop in and have lunch with us. There would be only about six of us, so that would be no problem.

One of the easiest meals to prepare would be an old fashion pot roast with all the trimmings; easy for me to fix and also easy to serve. Actually it is one of Richard’s favorite meals.

The day of the lunch I started preparing the meal by selecting a good chuck roast, and placing it in the bottom of my enameled roaster pan. Next I added the potatoes, carrots, celery, and a generous amount of onions, for flavor. Added a cup of water so it wouldn’t burn and a quick sprinkling of salt and pepper and popped it in the 350 degree oven; after roasting it for about 4 hours it was ready to serve. What meal could be easier? Of course I fixed a dish of cabbage salad, which made it a well balanced meal.

Now that I’m 90 years old, I’m always looking for easy meals to prepare, and I depend on canned foods, frozen goodies, fresh fruits and veggies to make our meals delicious. Probably some foods are not so good for us but we seem to be doing well.

Now, the worst part is cleaning up, taking care of leftovers, and washing the roaster pan. Doing the dishes isn’t too hard as a quick rinse and loading them in the dishwasher is easy; but it does take time. I’m not alone since Richard does help when he can and our two daughters, Mona and Betty are always ready to help, whenever I need them.

Another nourishing meal for us to enjoy is a meal of Scripture from the Holy Bible, and a dessert of prayer with our Precious Lord each day.

There is no need for us to prepare this meal as it is ready to be served. By opening your Bible and tasting his nourishing words of love, forgiveness and salvation; your hungry soul will be satisfied. Psalm 34:8 says, “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.” (NIV)

Yes, if we take refuge in Jesus and let Him feed our hearts, it will give the sweet taste of Jesus to your life.

I do hope you’ll try that meal God has prepared for you in his Holy Word and I’ll do the same, right here at my Kitchen Table.

Jean Rudolph


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