Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday at the Tureks

In the fall of 2008 my son moved out and into a little house on church property. He took on a youth internship with our church learning more about leading worship and youth. Now, he didn't move far away. In fact hes only 25 minutes away and we see him every Wed, Fri,, and Sunday. *Ü* But as his parents we wanted to spend more time with him, not just at Youth group twice a week for little bit and Sundays at church.

So we told him he needed to come home once a week for dinner and visit.He liked that idea. It was good to catch up and just be. Then not to long after we began this weekly ritual he brought with him a friend. Then sometimes more friends. Then an event happened with our daughter and 3 of her friends that shook us all. A bad roll over car accident that each one of those 4 girls walked away from. It was frightening to say the least. It was a roller coaster ride of emotions!

This accident was on a Saturday. That next Tuesday when our son was coming home for dinner we invited the 3 girls and their families, along with our youth pastor and another friend and her son. This was held on Tuesday March 9th 2009. This night is now and forever more Tuesday at the Tureks.

Each week ( not the 2nd Tuesday of the month due to 4H )on Tuesday we have a meal, play a game or watch a movie. The youth sit and do homework while waiting for dinner, then we fellowship, eat and do what ever.

This last summer it turned out we had many a BBQ and some of the youth home from college would bless us and come too. I love Tuesdays at my house! By far the best night of the week.

Here in Washington its rainy and chilly right now. So I am using my crock pot weekly. Here is one to try!! Its a keeper!

Here is a link so I can give credit to the folks who created it! Beef Stew

Servings: 6 Servings (I double it, but only use 3 pounds beef)


2 lbs beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 bay leaf
3 potatoes, diced
1 stalk celery, sliced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups beef broth ( I use better than bouillon from Costco)
1 garlic clove
1 teaspoon paprika
2 onions, chopped
1/2 - full bag baby carrots (put in 1/2 way though cook time)


1 Place meat in crock pot. I brown the meat first.
2 Mix flour, salt, pepper and pour over meat
3 Stir to coat meat with flour.
4 Add remaining ingredients and stir to mix well.
5 Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours or high for 4-6 hours.
6 Stir stew before serving

Bon Appetite!!

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