Thursday, November 7, 2019

Week 46

Lacking Virgil’s sense of humor and missing Virgil’s snappy dialogue plus not being a page tuner might disappoint true Sanford fans. But Virgil’s old friends appear along the way.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Week 45

Where’s the mystery? If it was hidden among the explicit sexual passages, or the music/choir lingo, or the multitude of characters, then it eluded this reader.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Lillian’s Slow-Cooker Beef Stew

Submitted by Nancy Dynes, Goose Neck, SC

Tapioca is used to thicken this comfort food dish. If you don’t have any on hand, substitute an equal amount of flour.


2 lbs. stew beef cubes

2 potatoes, peeled and quartered

3 stalks of celery, diced

4 carrots, peeled and thickly sliced

2 onions, quartered

2 c. cocktail vegetable juice

1/3 c. quick-cooking tapioca, uncooked

1 T. sugar

1 T. salt

1/2 t. dried basil

1/4 t. pepper

  1. Arrange beef and vegetables in a 5-quart slow cooker.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients; pour into slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on high setting one hour; reduce heat to low setting and cook 7 hours.

Serves 8

Monday, October 21, 2019