2:31 PM Posted by Martha A Cheves
Red Bean Succotash
(A Terry L. White favorite)
Two ears fresh sweet corn cut from the cob or
1 can whole kernel corn, or 2 cups of frozen corn
1 can dark red kidney beans
¼ cup milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
Cook corn and cut kernels from cob and combine with kidney
Beans, milk, sugar and butter. Simmer about 15 minutes until
sauce is thickened. Serve hot.
Ancient Memories – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of A Book and A Dish; Stir, Laugh, Repeat and Think With Your Taste Buds
What do you do with yourself when your life is over? I don’t know about everyone else, but when my mother passed away and I no longer had to be at her beck and call every minute of the livelong day, I started signing up for things. I took telephone calls at the local bottle museum… passed out juice and cookies for the semi-annual blood drive… joined single groups one week and un-joined the next. Mother had left me well, off, I can’t complain about that at all… After she was gone, I didn’t need to work unless I wanted to, but I had remained home most of my adult life, to cater to her endless needs and petty complaints. I was ready for some excitement. If not excitement, then perhaps, the next best thing – a little mental stimulation. “Creative Writing class offered by Adult Education.” I had been planning to begin the Great American Novel for the past forty-five years… Now that I had time I figured it couldn’t hurt to learn a little bit about the art of writing before I began.
Nancy Hunter signed up for the writing class that was being taught by Harriet Blake, newspaper reporter, prize winning author and aspiring novelist. The one point that Harriet pressed to install in her students was to write about something that you know something about. This just might put a damper in Nancy’s idea of writing romance novels since she had spent most of her life taking care of a mother who spent most of her life making Nancy’s life miserable with her demands and derogatory remarks. Love was something Nancy had never really known. Or had she?
To Nancy’s surprise and delight, Peter Allen decided to take the seat next to her. His lovely deep blue eyes, handsomely tanned face and a pair of wide shoulders were just what she needed. Maybe the class would turn out to work for her yet. Over after-class coffee with Peter, Nancy couldn’t help but feel that she knew him from somewhere. She believed in reincarnation, could he have been someone from another life? That thought was apparently all she needed to begin her novel of Ancient Memories.
As I read Ancient Memories I wasn’t sure that what I was reading was Nancy’s imagination novel or if she was remembering past lives. As Nancy inspires to become an author she takes you back in time to Ancient Egypt, then into the 1400s and on into 1800 Canada. The history within her stories are amazing, as well as savage. But how does Peter fit into the picture? Could he be someone from her past lives? Nancy seems to think so. Take a journey into Ancient Memories and see what you think. I know I really enjoyed my journey through time with Nancy’s and Author Terry L. White’s novel Ancient Memories.