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life, loss & legacy: a dinner party

August 5, 2010


Ruth’s journey of unbearable loss, redeeming love, and divine legacy comes alive in this six-week study. Join Kelly Minter and her friends Carrie, Lauri, Anadara, and Alli as they explore the Book of Ruth in this relational Bible study that merges Scripture and everyday life.

~ Excerpt from the back cover of Ruth: Loss, Love & Legacy by Kelly Minter

Mom and Lydia and I had such a good time going through this six-week summer Bible study hosted by Beth Moore and Living Proof Ministries via the LPM Blog. It really was a wonderful way to stay in the Word of God, stay connected to each other and stay encouraged.

We did three of the four “meetings” through email, watching each week’s video and then sharing our answers to the session questions with each other. The fourth and final meeting we did at our apartment, along with a very fun and very delicious dinner party – just the three of us!

Mom made an Italian Antipasti platter: mini Caprese, melon and prosciutto, bruschetta and green olives. It was wonderful!

We took some time to snap some photos of our selves in between courses 😉

This one cracks me up. I forgot that I had my lens out all of the way. Ha.

And the fact that Mom and Lydia are out of focus does not mean they are less important. It just means that I need to learn to focus better.

I made the main course: Curry Chicken with Chickpea and Dried Fruit Couscous. It was delicious. If I do say so myself.

Curry Chicken

3 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 teaspoons salt

2 eggs, beaten

6 chicken breasts

1/2 cup flour

1 teaspoon curry powder

1 large resealable, plastic bag

In a large, skillet, heat olive oil. Combine flour, salt and curry powder in the plastic bag. After dipping the chicken in the eggs, dredge in flour mixture. Add to skillet and cook over medium heat, turning a few times until cooked through. Serve on top couscous.

Chickpea and Dried Fruit Couscous

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup chopped, mixed dried fruit (I used apricots and a raisin, cherry & blueberry mixture)

2 cups vegetable broth

1 (15oz) can of chickpeas, drained & rinsed

1 medium onion, chopped

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 1/2 cups instant couscous


In a large pot, heat oil and saute onions over medium heat. Add dried fruit and continue cooking for three minutes. Add cumin; continue stirring and cooking for one minute. Add vegetable broth, couscous and chickpeas. Bring to a boil; cover and turn off heat. Let stand for five minutes. Fluff with a fork and add salt to taste.

Lydia made dessert: Banoffi Pie. Spectacular. Especially the home-made whipped topping. Yum!

So that was our evening – food, fellowship and the final session of our summer Bible study.

It was such a fun time!  I only wish I could relive it!

  1. Becky permalink

    I just relived in in your awesome pictures and post! Thanks!

  2. Bandy permalink

    I love Ruth! That sounds like a good study! 🙂 Good food, too! lol

  3. Bandy permalink

    p.s. great pics!

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