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Mama Knows Best - Oct 2016

Dear Mama,
Are you going to watch the Presidential debates with the rest of America? Wondering

I do not believe I will. I am not fond of clowns, so I will just sit this one out. Do not bring in the clowns bring in the beer.

Did you hear Brad and Angelina are getting a divorce? No life

Who the hell cares?! I have more important things to worry about than some overpaid actor’s life! Like, who is going to run this country! God help us all. Where is a good hairdresser when you need one!

What do you think about George H.W. Bush saying he is going to vote for Hillary this election? Not signed

Nothing surprises this old widowed woman anymore. Anything is possible. I guess Mr. Bush likes good hair and that is why he’s voting for the lady. Also, the other person is a jackass - plain and simple!

Dear Mama,
I have a co-worker that is never happy, always in a bad mood and nothing is ever their fault. They are bringing down the rest of the group. Do you have any ideas how to make the situation better? Miserable at work

Oh, I am familiar with this type of person. I have one of these people in my family. Unless your co-worker quits or gets let go, you’re stuck. Look at it this way, at least you only have to deal with it during your shift. I have to deal with my family member the rest of my life. Lord, help! I wish Eunice would just move to New Jersey! Vinton, bring me a beer.

Here is another great recipe from my kitchen:

Mama’s Beef Stew

2-3 lbs. beef chuck, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tbs. shortening
2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large onion, sliced
1-2 bay leaves
2 tsp. sugar
1 tbs. paprika
1 tbs. ground allspice or cloves
6 carrots, pared and quartered
1 lb. small white onions, peeled
6 stalks celery
2 tbs. flour
salt and pepper to taste

In Dutch oven, thoroughly brown meat in hot shortening, turning often. Add two cups hot water and the next nine ingredients. Cover; simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Remove bay leaves. Add vegetables. Cover and cook 30-45 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
    In a separate bowl, combine 1/4 cup water and flour until smooth. Stir slowly into stew. Cook and stir until bubbly, about three minutes.

    Thanks for the questions, Kansas! Keep them coming. Come see me Oct. 15 (Saturday) at Club Inferno for the Wichita Bears La Cage Show. l

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Marcia McCoy, Ph.D.


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