I miss you, childhood. I miss the days when…
…money was just a play thing.
…the only crap you had to deal with came in having to remember to “poopy on the potty”.
…vacuuming was not a chore, but “Run from the Monster” play-time.
…relationship drama didn’t exist because your best friend was stuffed.
…a simple kiss and bandaid took all the pain away.
Then, there are parts of our childhoods that we let slip away even though we don’t have to say goodbye. We can still embrace that childhood spirit and…
…have all the confidence in the world. Believe we are a singing, dancing, cooking, drawing, running, joke-telling superstar! And love your body for the fun things it can do.
…trust our Daddy to care, love, and provide for us.
…play with vigor. And, yes, exercise should be play. You should do what you love!
…get excited over the simple things.
…enjoy food. Even if sometimes that means pure comfort on a plate.
Rainy Day Mushroom & Parsnip Beef Stew
- 1 large yellow onion
- 4-5 parsnips
- 1 package white mushrooms
- 1 lb stew meat, cut into 1 inch chunks
- 2 cans 98% fat-free cream of mushroom soup
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
- garlic powder (to taste)
- black pepper (to taste)
Clean and peel your vegetables. Slice/chop the onion, parsnips, and mushrooms into fairly even pieces (about 1/2”-1” in size). Spread evenly over the bottom of a slow-cooker. Top the vegetables with your stew meat, cut into 1 inch chunks over the vegetables.In a large bowl, mix the soup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and pepper. Pour the mixture over the meat and vegetables. Cover and cook on HIGH 6-8 hours.
Serve over whole wheat pasta, with crusty bread, or just straight up with some roasted green beans if you’re like me and forget to buy the bread at the store.
Ahhh, comfort food. Ahhh, childhood. Who says it has to end?
Question of the Evening – What do you most miss about childhood?