Twenty years ago today I gave birth to Lindsey. It was not supposed to be November 7th, she was due on Christmas Eve. It was a very scary time and things were tense for several days, but many precious people were praying for her and though she spent a month in the hospital, we did get to take her home! She was born with pneumonia and only weighed 41/2 lbs. She was on a breathing monitor for a year, but it never went off once. I had planned to name her Lindsey Noel, but since she wasn’t born at Christmas I changed it to Lindsey Michelle. She still wishes I had named her Noel.
Last Friday I participated in Stacey’s soup and chili recipe exchange. I had a hard time choosing one recipe so I thought I would share another one today.
2 c. dry pinto beans, rinsed
5 c. water
1 lb. Beef stew meat
½ c. chopped onion
2 beef boullion cubes
1 jar (l lb. Or 18 oz.) salsa or picante
Dice stew meat in small pieces. Brown in Dutch oven and pour off liquid that cooks out. Add all remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling, reduce heat. Cover and simmer 3 hours or until beans and meat are tender.
You can make this as mild or hot as you like by the salsa you choose. Serve with corn bread or tortilla chips.
A house is a home when it provides food and warmth for the soul as well as the body. Have a warm, safe and happy weekend!