Posts Tagged "family"

How I Met Your Puppy

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Life | 0 comments

How I Met Your Puppy

As Mac and Sadie approached 11.5 and 12 years old, we talked about getting another, young lab to help ease the transition of the loss of one or both of our sweet loves. But, when Mac suddenly and tragically passed in December of 2011, we grieved hard. We never foresaw the devastating state of our hearts as we wept with one another for our dog. Our sweet, always lovable polar bear, Mac-ee-doodle.

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Sunday Night Supper: Nshima, Greens & Beans

Posted by on Apr 20, 2012 in Entrées, Life, Recipes | 0 comments

Sunday Night Supper: Nshima, Greens & Beans

When AJ returned from Africa, we decided to start a tradition on Sunday nights of eating what the people of Zambia eat 3 meals a day (if they’re able). It is composed of 3 things: Nshima (pronounced she-ma) and two “relishes”, usually beans and greens. Nshima is a cornmeal mush similar to a firm grits or polenta. Zambians eat with their hands, scooping the nshima and then dipping into the relishes. The only addition I make to the Zambian traditional meal is a “Makoua*” veggie- sweet potato. *What the children would yell whenever they saw AJ “white man!”     On the 10,000 acre farm at Sons of Thunder Mission where he...

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Love

Posted by on Jul 24, 2011 in Life | 3 comments

Love

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Love is a husband who jumps headfirst into something he has never tried before because he knows how important it is to you. When he makes a commitment to something every week on his only time off. When hay allergies make his face swell up and benadryl and the Virginia heat make him take a mini nap on...

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Chicken Fried Steak: Cooking on the Farm with Grandpabear

Posted by on Dec 16, 2010 in Entrées, Recipes | 0 comments

Chicken Fried Steak: Cooking on the Farm with Grandpabear

As long as I can remember, Grandpa always made us Chicken Fried Steak and fresh from the garden new potatoes when we visited, almost always the first night of our stay. Grandma was an amazing cook and did the rest of the dishes and dinners, so usually her delicious apple, cherry or rhubarb pie would accompany this supper. Father & Son…Classic indeed. I got the chance to visit Grandpa on the farm in Neola for 2 days with mom & dad this summer… Grandpa always makes his traditional Chicken-Fried Steak (yes, it’s beef not actually chicken), mashed New Potatoes from his garden to soak up the goodness, fresh steamed corn on the...

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Stuffed Peppers, Flank Steak, Stuffed Mini Peppers & Layer Salad: Grilling on Location with Papabear

Posted by on Aug 28, 2010 in Entrées, Recipes | 0 comments

Stuffed Peppers, Flank Steak, Stuffed Mini Peppers & Layer Salad: Grilling on Location with Papabear

Mini sweet peppers stuffed with spicy pepperjack cheese, marinated juicy flank steak and buttery sauteed mushrooms served with a crunchy layer salad…a perfect meal after a busy day! It was a great menu for a day of touring on the ATV’s because the steak was marinating, salad was made the day before and actual cooking time was less than 10 minutes. “Mmm something smells gooooood….” Convoy! Appetizer: Stuffed Peppers Mini sweet peppers (about 2-3 per person) PepperJack Cheese cut into strips Cut off tops of peppers, pull out seeds, rinse under water. Stuff cheese into peppers. Place on grill about 4-5 minutes per side, flipping when...

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