Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Reflections

March 24, 2014

reflections on My DNA

(Continued)

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.

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