Love

My conversations with my boys have taken a more philosophical tone this year, and they have covered ideas from what it means to be human to the nature of truth. We agree on many things but on many others we do not. One thing we cannot agree on is the nature of love. They hold that…

British Week: Cottage Pie

Last night was the last night of my British meals week because I had dental work done today, and my husband is getting Publix rotisserie chicken and mac and cheese for dinner today.  However, I made Cottage Pie last night, and it was flat out delicious. I haven’t made it in a long time because…

British Week

I’m always looking for ways to make cooking routine meals more entertaining, so now I have come up with a-country-a-week.  This week is British week, and I am having a blast. Last night I made Beef and Guinness Stew.  Oh, the aroma! Ah, the delectable blending of flavors! Here, briefly, is that recipe: 3-4 lbs stew beef (since…

Dancing Children

Last night we hosted a Christmas party for my husband’s office staff.  We do it most every year, and as much as I enjoy it, it is exhausting for me because I do all of the preparation myself, including all of the cooking. Then the children danced… Several of the staff members brought their children, little children…