Wednesday, May 31, 2006


Late night

We were coming home after watching X-Men 3 and the sky was still bright at 9 pm. It was nice. The long days are a welcome change from the 8 hours of daylight in the winter. Okay, maybe 10 hours. But it could be worse and/or better. While I was living in Mainz, the sun didn't set until 8:30, which meant it was bright well into 9 pm with complete darkness finally coming around 10 pm. It was really nice, but I asked when the sun rose and set in winter. 10 am to 2 pm. 4 hours of sunlight. Yuck. That sounds awful and depressing. But that's what comes with sharing a latitude with Nova Scotia.

So Clemson has been in the news recently.
Clemson University student Tiffany Marie Souers, 20, of Ladue, Missouri, was found dead Friday in her apartment at The Reserve, 118 Sumter Lane in Central.

J and I actually met when we lived at the Reserve, then called Jefferson Commons. We lived in 115 however. Here is a link to Clemson's homepage link with most relevant info. Apparently she was strangled with a bikini top, which would suggest a spur of the moment crime. And it's probably someone she knew with no signs of forced entry. Still no word on sexual assault. This is the first homicide in Central (tiny town next to Clemson where the Reserve is located) in 15 years, so I guess that's a good thing but not for Tiffany and her family. I hope and pray that her killer(s) are brought to justice.

The stew provencal that I made on Monday was delicious. And some of it I just had at lunch today was very good too. And Ms. Cootera asked for the recipe so here goes:
2 cans beef broth (reserve 3/4 cup)
pork (about 2 pounds) tenderloin would work well
2 cups green beans (fresh or frozen, I used a 1 lb. bag of frozen)
4 red potatoes cut into chunks
1 onion, sliced
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper (can be adjusted for spiciness)
1/3 cup flour

Cut everything up and throw it into the crock pot lined with a Reynolds slow cooker liner EXCEPT the flour and the 3/4 cup of beef broth. Don't bother cutting up the pork unless you really want to. It should be tender enough to shred with a fork once we're done with it.

Then turn it on for 8 hours LOW. J thinks 6 would suffice, but I used 8. Once it's close to done (7-8 hours), mix the beef broth with the flour then pour that mixture into the crock pot. With the lid off, stir and let cook for 30 minutes or until it has thickened.

Enjoy! It's really good and hearty and if you let it cool down, you won't sweat while eating it.

Everyone have a good last day of May!


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