Ann's Beef Stew
Added to site June
mother gave this recipe to Thelma Beeney, whom she knew through
activities at the First Methodist Church in Richwood.
daughter Brenda Beeney Frank (Richwood High School class of 1964) saw
my website, she wrote me, "I think of your Mom often, every time
I make 'Ann's Beef Stew,' the best. Would you like the recipe
for your website?"
Well, yes, I
would. Recipes were one of the things that I didn't keep when I
brought boxes of mementoes over to Pennsylvania. I wasn't
interested in them, because I don't cook. But for those of you
who do, here it is.
lb. beef stew meat
tomatoes, juice, or sauce
1 cup water
3 tablespoons tapioca
1 teaspoon salt
desired (potatoes, onions, carrots, celery, lima beans, corn, peas,
cabbage are good)
beef in small amount of fat. Add vegetables and bake in 250-degree
oven 5 or 6 hours without stirring.
additional memories of my mother's cooking are here.
In the story about
my March 2003 organ recital, I
the morning service, we gathered in the church basement for lunch,
featuring chicken sandwiches. For as long as I can remember,
these sandwiches have been part of community meals in Richwood (like
tuna casseroles in Lake Wobegon), but I've never encountered them
anywhere else. They're sort of like Southern barbecue
sandwiches but without the spicy sauce: just shredded chicken
on a bun."
Rockhold e-mailed me:
to hear that they still are serving the sandwiches. They were
always my favorites! You are wrong, though. They are more
than just shredded chicken on a bun. Would you believe Ritz
crackers? I was shocked when I found that out.
Jordan Hill (Spencer's sister) sent me this recipe in January.
I tried them even though I am not much of a cook, and they were
pretty good! Like you, I have never found them anywhere else."
cans of chicken with liquid*
can of cream of chicken soup
House or Ritz crackers - approx. 2-3 "tubes", crushed
soup cans of water (to the consistency that you prefer)
tablespoons butter (optional)
in order given, cook/simmer for at least an hour. Enjoy!
You can cook a chicken, chicken breasts, chicken thighs, mixed
pieces ... any parts ... cook till falls off bone, cool, then remove
from bone (it will "shred" on its own.) I just think
buying the canned chicken is much easier and faster, and results are