If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Sunday, September 22, 2013

feeling a little nostalgic about beef stew

I am making Beef Stew this morning for Sunday lunch.  I am not feeling sad but I am remembering how I made beef stew so many times for other Sunday lunches when our children were younger and living at home.
I would get up early to cook the meat and some onions. Back then it was usually hamburger as it was much cheaper than stew meat.  Then I would put it in our big crockpot.  I would peel and dice so many carrots and potatoes,  enough to fill the crock pot as full as I could get it and then top it off with tomato sauce and some beef boullion.
It would simmer all morning and would be ready when we got home from church.  Sides were usually a box of saltine crackers and some sliced cheddar.
Our children and any friends they brought  home to spend the afternoon all liked that crockpot stew.  Rarely were there any leftovers.

Today,  it will just be husband and me and maybe the one bachelor son.  That is fine.  I am glad my children have grown up to be productive adults with sweet families of their own to raise.

Beef stew is not my favorite thing to eat but I sure have fond memories of it!



I know young parents don't always like hearing this but the days when your children are young and dependent on you just might be days you remember as the best of your life.
The days may seem really long but the years go by so fast!  

6 comments:

  1. Oh how sweet! I know just what you mean- the first time our daughter walked in the door after she had left for college, she sighed and said, "It smells just like home." Not sure what she meant, I asked. She said it smells like cooking. She had been eating at the campus cafeteria for 2 months and thus had not smelled anything being cooked! Those things really do mean a lot to them later. Take heart young mothers- they will- eventually- appreciate your efforts. : ) Angela

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    1. That sounds like something my children would say too. They all like home cooking

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  2. yum...that sounds good...perfect comfort food for this first day of fall! And you'll have leftovers this time! ha.

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    1. Yes Betsy, we had leftovers today and we are fans of leftovers :)

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  3. Sweet post. Fond memories of family always seem sweeter in the Fall.

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  4. Ohh that was such a sweet post. I know exactly what you mean about being thankful the children are all doing well with families of their own and good means of providing for them. My husband gets really sad when he doesn't hear from them or they don't answer his calls or texts right away and I have to remind him they are very busy adults now which is a good thing! But yes, sad too!

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