After providing me with my bloodlines, Ancestry also sent me matches with other Ancestry users who have also done the DNA tests. There I found one third cousin and many fourth through sixth cousins! I have already been in contact with three, who have led me to more. And these are people whose line stems directly from my line! It is an interesting beginning journey. I just love finding cousins! Being an only child, and having only seven first cousins on my father’s side and none on my mother’s side, I feel I am cousin deprived!
I encourage you, if you are interested, to send your spit in to ancestry.com for analysis. It’s really a lot of fun, as well as being interesting.
I have a friend who went through 23andme.com to find ancestry and health DNA results. That is another way to go, and the test are both $99.
Now for the recipe I promised. This is from Mary Creighton, president of the Mineral Wells Woman’s Club (remember you can purchase their new cookbook for $15 by pre-ordering with check to Mineral Wells Woman's Club, PO Box 413, Mineral Wells, TX 76068).
This is Southwestern Irish Stew, and it feeds about 30 people.
*2 pounds of stew meat, cut in smaller pieces than packaged (this is important)
*2 medium onions diced. Saute these together until meat is medium and set aside.
In a large pan or small pressure cooker place the meat and onions to these ingredients (I used a slow cooker and cooked 7 hours):
*2 or 3 peeled and diced large white potatoes
*1 stalk of celery diced
*1 package of carrots that are peeled and cut into smaller pieces.
If I cook all these items in a pressure cooker for just a few minutes, I cook then, take off to cool so I can take the lid off.