Come Sit a Spell: An Invitation to Reflect on Faith, Food, and Family

Come Sit a Spell: An Invitation to Reflect on Faith, Food, and Family

by Marilyn Jansen
Come Sit a Spell: An Invitation to Reflect on Faith, Food, and Family

Come Sit a Spell: An Invitation to Reflect on Faith, Food, and Family

by Marilyn Jansen


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Come Sit a Spell takes you back to a time when people’s lives were real and raw, where folks lived full of hard-worn love. Through her personal reflections on growing up in the Missouri Ozarks, Marilyn Jansen reminds us that God’s love comforts and guides us even when the pantry is empty. These stories, based on memories from three generations of kitchens, come fully baked with a recipe that just about anyone can master, and ingredients that are probably already in your cupboard. Come Sit a Spell is about people and food—not the glamorous kind, but the everyday, love-’em-with-all-you-got kind that is the foundation of country homes across America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496453679
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 04/05/2022
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 1,121,845
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: When We All Get Together 1

Part 1 Come Sit a Spell at Grandma's

Time to Pluck the Chickens 6

Grandma Dunn's Chicken and Dumplins 9

English Joker 10

English Walnut Shortbread 13

Whittlin' Away 16

Molded Peanut Butter Candy 19

It's a Wonderful Life 20

Grandma's Homemade Ice Cream 23

Springs of Water 26

Cucumber-Infused Spring Water 29

OutMacGyvered 30

Southern Cornbread 33

The Root Cellar 34

Grandma's Zucchini Relish 37

Beans and Cornbread 40

Leftover Pinto Dip 43

Ripe Persimmons 44

Leaf Lettuce with Persimmons 47

Corny 50

Hominy Soup 53

Unwanted Kisses 54

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake 57

A Little Birdie Told Me 58

Chicken Puffs 61

The Beauty Within 64

Maple-Coated Bacon 67

Part 2 Come Sit a Spell at Mom's

Everlasting Commodities 70

Homemade Potato-Flake Donuts 73

Tables 76

Light Bread 79

If I Couldn't Cut Up a Chicken 80

Hillbilly Fried Chicken 83

Patience and Potatoes 86

Mom's Fried Taters 89

Big Britches 90

Butter Pie 93

Cravings 96

Chocolate Gravy 99

Floating Piglets 102

Pork Tenderloin with Tart Chutney 105

Blocked 106

Cheesy Bacon-Wrapped Crackers 109

Frozen Procrastination 112

Strawberry Cream Pie 115

Love Is a Verb 116

Easy Tangerine Jam 119

Help 122

Chocolate Toast 125

Peel and Pray 126

Grilled Onions and Potatoes 129

Blessed to Bless 132

Watercress and Mushroom Omelet 135

A Fresh Perspective 136

Vicky's Mom's Gyozas 139

Part 3 Come Sit a Spell with Me

Dog Hair and Locusts 144

Sausage and Sauerkraut 147

Yes. No. Yes. No! 148

Celery Salad 151

Chocolate-Covered Conclusions 152

Aunt Joan's Chocolate Icing 155

Fingerprints 156

Spoon-Print Cookies 159

Listen 162

Chocolate Chip Cookie Crisps 165

A Scone by Any Other Name … 166

James Earl Scones 169

Keep Your Eyes Peeled 170

Sourdough Starter 173

I Ain't Even Who I Am 174

Peach Cobbler Imposter 177

Hazmat 178

Meatloaf Cupcakes with Mashed Potato Icing 181

Sabbath Mode 184

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken 187

Flatter than a Flitter 188

Rosemary Focaccia 191

Toast Flambé 192

Avocado Toast 195

No More Dot-Com Mom 196

Dot-Com Popcorn 199

Thank You Kindly 203

About the Author 205

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