I work at a Walmart store,
and one advantage of working in retail,
is that you can often catch a clearance bargain.
About a year ago,
after I got married to Tonia,
and found out that we could cook for her three brothers and her uncle,
if we wanted to,
I noticed a large stock pot
at a clearance price,
a 16 quart Better Homes and Gardens stainless steel,
I've used it a few times in the last year,
but just a few hours ago,
I filled it more fully with food
than ever before.
I cut up four heads of cabbage,
two small and two very large
heads of cabbage,
five large potatoes,
a full stalk of celery,
three small onions,
two sticks of real butter,
and seven heaping plastic spoonfuls of chicken bullion,
with a little water to start it off.
I think I cooked it less than two hours,
on a hotplate,
which would be about medium
on a regular stove.
A good three gallons
of cabbage stew.
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Readers & Book Lovers Series Schedule
|DAY||TIME (EST/EDT)||Series Name||Editor(s)|
|SUN||6:00 PM||Young Reader's Pavilion||The Book Bear|
|Sun||9:30 PM||SciFi/Fantasy Book Club||quarkstomper|
|Bi-Monthly Sun||Midnight||Reading Ramblings||don mikulecky|
|MON||2:00 PM||Political Books||Susan from 29|
|Mon||8:00 PM||Monday Murder Mystery||Susan from 29, michelewln|
|Mon||11:00 PM||My Favorite Books/Authors||edrie, MichiganChet|
|TUES||5:00 PM||Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left||bigjacbigjacbigjac|
|alternate Tuesdays||8:00 AM||LGBT Literature||Texdude50, Dave in Northridge|
|alternate Tuesdays||8:00 AM||All Things Bookstore||Dave in Northridge|
|Tue||8:00 PM||Contemporary Fiction Views||bookgirl|
|Wed||2:00 PM||e-books||Susan from 29|
|Wed||8:00 PM||Bookflurries Bookchat||cfk|
|THU||8:00 PM||Write On!||SensibleShoes|
|Thu (first each month)||11:00 AM||Monthly Bookpost||AdmiralNaismith|
|Thu (third each month - on hiatus)||11:00 PM||Audiobooks Club||SoCaliana|
|FRI||8:00 AM||Books That Changed My Life||Diana in NoVa|
|Fri||6:00 PM||Books Go Boom!||Brecht|
|SAT (fourth each month)||11:00 AM||Windy City Bookworm||Chitown Kev|
|Sat||9:00 PM||Books So Bad They're Good||Ellid|
I planted more seeds in our garden,
the rest of our
and green onion seeds.
I only dug up an area about four feet by two feet this time,
rather than the four feet by four feet we dug up each time before.
My wife's brother, Isaac, was in the back yard with me,
keeping me company.
I showed Isaac the artifacts I kept digging up.
I dug up a metal and fabric item,
maybe a polishing head,
to polish the finish on a car.
I found part of an old sock,
two bottle caps,
and the usual broken glass.
Plenty of earthworms and millipedes,
along with ants;
all good for aerating the soil.
I found some cantaloupe seeds Tonia had saved a while back,
dried on a paper plate,
and I put them alongside our packets of watermelon seeds.
I've always had good luck with cucumbers and cantaloupe.
I don't recall ever planting watermelon before.
Tonia's looking forward to everything growing in the garden;
she especially asked about the watermelon:
"Did you give the watermelon seeds enough space?"
I haven't planted the watermelon seeds yet, sweetheart.
It feels so good to call her sweetheart.
Time to go to bed.
Thanks for reading.