My husband Rick and I married 33 years ago. Young love was amazing, but mature love is even better!
Every single day the man makes me laugh. I admire his perseverance. I love his free-spirited ways.
Like what happened one drizzly Sunday in February…
We went grocery shopping after church. Since I was diagnosed with Celiac, he’s been so sweet to help me eat gluten-free. Standing by the meat aisle at Publix he said, “Let’s make homemade Brunswick stew today.”
We’d never made homemade Brunswick stew. We didn’t have a recipe. No grocery list.
“Do you know how?”
“It can’t be all that hard.”
I smiled. That’s why I love him.
He tossed some pork chops in the buggy and picked out the rest of his spur-of-the-moment ingredients. All gluten-free, for me.
As soon as we got home, he chopped an onion and cut the meat into tiny pieces. Then he put everything in the crock pot and cooked it all day.
I’m telling you, my husband’s Brunswick stew was incredible–the stuff true love is made of.
Here’s the recipe. Of course, he didn’t measure, so I’m guessing. I don’t think you can go wrong with these yummy ingredients:
Four boneless pork chops cut into tiny pieces
Three boneless chicken breasts cut into tiny pieces
A pound of good steak cut into tiny pieces
2-28 ounce cans pureed tomatoes
About two cups or so of chicken stock (gluten-free if necessary)
One chopped onion
A package frozen silver queen corn
About a cup of barbecue sauce (we used Kraft, gluten-free)
About 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
Salt and pepper
Texas Pete Sauce–as much or as little as you like.
While the stew simmered, I made popcorn as rain pelted on our tin roof.
Rick built a cozy fire and Thelma, our calico cat, curled up on my lap. Clyde, our yellow Lab, slept at our feet.
One of my all-time favorite Sunday afternoons!
A good marriage is like homemade Brunswick stew. Sweet, spicy, and full of love.
Anybody else make good homemade Brunswick stew? Share your recipe!