Of Football and Family
Ocher leaves flit across lawns and scrape streets. Homecoming teens
flaunted crimson and black school colors, and students of all sizes
bravely decked cheeks with ebony under-eye sun glares. High school
parade floats careened down narrow suburban streets to lawn-chaired
spectators. Tootsie rolls, suckers and tough gum wads crashed to the
ground, causing gentle riots.
On the stove at home, a harvest stew simmered. Out of town relatives
were imminent, and our final touches of house cleaning made the home
This morning, twelve of us maneuvered coffee mugs and cereal bowls, wash-cloths and toy tug-of-wars. Arbor vitae and hybrid poplar tree research
mixed conversation with the latest Toby Mac lyrics. We’re a houseful of tumbling preschool boys, tall sprawling teens
cradling guitars and homework-filled laptops, and conversations over
Want a healthy hearty stew recipe for the weekend? Simmer a pot of this…
In a crockpot for four hours on high, cook:
-a large cut onion
Chop, then sauté in a large soup pan:
-8-10 large carrots
-a stalk of celery
– about 14 potatoes
Shred or cut up the roast into bite-sized pieces. Pour the meat, and fragrant onions, garlic and juices into large soup pot.
Add about four quarts of water, as well as salt, pepper, a dried hot
pepper, and crumbled herbe de Provence. Boil until vegetables are tender, and
then simmer ’til supper time.
What does the weekend look like near you?