Dad’s Beef Stew and/or Vegetable Stew: It’s your call

Ashley asked me to send her my recipe for Stew. To be honest I don’t recall when it was from so many months back after her and Jacob’s move to Colorado, but I’ve been waiting for the weather to turn here in South Carolina. The changing of the weather is either a hard hitting event or a brief passing of Northern Winds blowing out into the Atlantic Ocean from the North-Eastern territory of The Republic of Horry County.

Grocery items for scratch stew

First things first – grocery shopping here is the scratch group of gathering:

1 The meat is important if you want some in your stew, if not, then leave out the animal and go for the plant stew. (I love beef so this’ll have that in it, sorry Mr/Ms Rabbit out there). This was a London @ $6 a #, and I was using beef broth with a water additive so I didn’t need the fat that can be found in other cuts.
It’s your call if you don’t want to cut the meat up, but it’s more costly to have the bloke in the back wack your meat. You can go ground-what-the-heck-ever from 1# to 3#. A note you should learn is too much of any meat really overpowers the flavors.

2 The Vegetables can be just a frozen combination of your liking or the fresh market items. Potatoes aren’t diabetes friendly, but I still use them when I can. Okra a stew must. I went ‘mixed vegetables’ frozen to save a bit, celery rarely cost much more than the chives (grass) @ $1. You must have a green pepper (or it could be yellow/red – your call or not), onion/garlic a must. You can pick your burn, warm/hot/insane peppers – don’t but if you must warn folks, broccoli, cauliflower, beans and any other optional vegetable you and your guest care for should be fine.

3 The spices – it’s is so easy to get a good season company’s premixed seasons for a stew, or if you must it’s not covered here what to gather other than a mix, pepper, salt, and herbs of your liking to flavor the meat in the first stages.

Prep – wash everything! You got no clue what snot-nose touched that stuff.

After washing all the items that need a bit of a bath, you’re ready to start chop’n.

Cut the meat into @ 1 inch or 3 Centimeters pieces each.
Lightly bread the meat in flour

While the onions, garlic, and 2 to 4 Tbls of Olive Oil caramelizing in the Dutch oven or your two quart (no clue liter while writing this may get back to it or you can do it yourself; phuck in the time it took me to type all that sh!t up I could have converted and said 1.8927 litre) pot, get nicely combined we will start adding the breaded-animal-parts at this point. Be sure to constantly stir the pot, or your breaded meat parts will start to stick to the bottom.

Browning of the animal parts [captured here is beef]

It’ll take a bit to get used to the right stove top heat you need to brown the meat while not burning the starter vegetables. If you need to add another dash or two of olive oil, do not hesitate.
Mushrooms will add liquidity
Broccoli will add liquidity
Canned vegetables with water add liquidity
I try to keep about an inch of liquid above the total ingredients.

Stirring occasionally now that you have reduced the temperature after it came to a boil.

Stir (get the bottom too)
When it taste, “OMG Yum! More please.”

Then you have pulled it off.

You end this adventure with whatever toppings you prefer on your stew. I love oyster crackers and cheddar cheese. Let me know below what you love on your stew, if anything.

Happy Birthday Dad, welcome to the end of the world.

Dear Dad,

I bet you didn’t think you would ever see an election stolen by less than 16% of the total counties in the total United States of America. There are a total of 3142 counties (per WorldAtlas) in the United States of America. Mr. Biden only won 527 of them (per AP News). But we are supposed to think that a guy that couldn’t get 1,500 people to show up at his campaign events, or that he even campaigned the last six months of the 2020 cycle some how beat the Kenyan’s votes in 2008. By some miracle of Satan this 79 year old life-long political hack from Delaware got 11,000,000 more votes than the half-white communist Obama.

Well, as “social media” and our colleges outlaw Christianity as “hate speech” we can draw comfort that the bible forewarned us of these days ahead. As we have to watch hypocritical idiots of the lighter pigmentation claim they hate their “whiteness” and want socialist democracy to rule the land, we who actually know what happens in a socialist democracy (Nazi Germany) are labeled as bigots, fascist and (by some rather wacky stretch of imagination) Klu Klu Klan / white supremist as we attempt to point them to the thousands of books on what socialist democracy is like in the real world. The “news,” if you can call it that anymore, pushes propaganda more than actual facts to keep the weak-minded in line with the group-think they want them to follow. Hitler would have a massive hard-on for CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC and even (it’s a fucking sports network) ESPN.

It can’t be much longer till Christ returns, and we have to keep that as our real focus. I’m not giving up, but I’m getting real tired of trying to fix issues within the parameters of the rules being “played” only to have the rules be ignored for some and forced on others – just like Russia did for 70 plus years. We keep praying.

More later, if we are allowed to speak.


You son – Daniel

Mid-summer dream

The garden is coming along rather nicely this year, I must say. Cantaloupes, tomatoes, pole beans, yellow squash, asparagus, basil, cilantro, green peppers, oregano, and a few other herbal plants.

I do find it “funny” that all the rain seems to avoid the sky above my dirt hole of plants. Finally after almost two months of no real rain it has come from the sky, but seems to avoid watering my little plot of dirt.

I gave up on the weeds and submitted to non-organic products to blast the darn invaders. The vinegar/salt/dish-detergent mixture works on a lot, but there are some weeds in South Carolina that just look up from that spray and say thanks for the growth hormones.

Precinct Re-Org 2019


Howdy all,

The biennial election of officers for the Horry County Republican Party is this week. It is on Thursday at 6:30pm (arrive 30 minutes early to sign-in), and for our neighborhood (Wild Wing) it is held at the Grand Strand Baptist Church beside Tanger Outlet Mall down Hwy 501 towards the beach, on the left before Hwy 31 junction.

It has been a great pleasure, most the time, to be your elected Executive Committee representative since 2009. We moved by home in 2006 from a seven-year chapter of our lives in Oro Valley, Arizona –(Tucson). While in Arizona I was a principal in a software company that provided County Governments with a revenue collection and distribution system that worked with all aspects of County government. During those years, I could not pick a party, though I voted primarily Republican in every election. We could not appear biased towards a particular party, and Arizona is a Party Registration State where you cannot vote in the primaries, or party conventions without proper registration, which is unlike South Carolina where you can vote in any primary or claim to represent any party when registering to run for office. That changed with the move back to South Carolina, finally, I could actively work for paleoconservative principals in the Republican party again.

It has been my practice to also run for State Delegate which requires up to three meetings in the State Capital and one U.S. House District “local” meeting, or more as required for the position. State Delegates are elected at the County Convention during the re-org years, so our Convention is in April, 2019. However, to attend the County Convention, there is a Party Membership Fee. This fee is not required by State Code law for the Precinct elections, only that you are a registered voter, voted Republican in the last election, and present a voter registration card at the meeting on Thursday. Bring you Driver’s License or S.C. ID Card to the meeting if you cannot find your voter registration card mailed to you “ages ago.” With a valid S.C. License, we can look up your voter registration information, but that takes a bit longer.

During my tenure, we have nominated Sen. John McCain, Gov. Mitt Romney, and Donald Trump; I only supported one – Mr. Trump. I didn’t vote to censor Sen. Lindsey Graham when Horry County ECs voted on the motion because I had not received enough replies to my inquires in Wild Wing on the matter. I personally wanted to vote to censor him; however, my respect of our republic form of government wouldn’t allow me to set personal before principle desires. Over the last three terms, I have fought hard to keep our republic representation principles alive when repeated attempts, using the County By-Laws, were presented to our party. I ran as your District 8 County Council Member in 2016, but lost to Councilman Johnny Vaught. I did win one Precinct with my door-to-door campaign that my family of four and I are proud of for those votes.

I hope you will join me and many others this Thursday to get our Horry County Republican Party back on track with representing our republican form of State and National government. See you there.

If you have any questions, then send me a tweet
@DanielSCochran or .

30-01-2019 Readings.

CCU 2020 Covid-19

So I started dailies of The Focused Life with my “New Year Resolution.” I missed a few days, but all-in-all it went well in January. So, we begin again in February.

Proverbs 30:32-33 New King James Version (NKJV)

32 If you have been foolish in exalting yourself,
Or if you have devised evil, put your hand on your mouth.
33 For as the churning of milk produces butter,
And wringing the nose produces blood,
So the forcing of wrath produces strife.

HIST498 SPR 2018: Entry 001 – 23 January 2018

R.Adm Samuel E. Morison

Dr. Navin lead the class today from our reading assignment. He gave us a citation quiz, which we partner worked on, and other group graded – it was not too good for the class; therefore, thank God it was not graded.

The question today was can you really come up with an interesting and subject writable paper without a thesis written first?

It has been my experience that I have an initial interest in the event(s), and I do come to it with a secondary sources’ opinion to start with in my History research.  However, if I know the particular author writes with a slightly slanted bias on subjects, then I want to find those points that were left out in the final paper in order to support either a confirmation or opposition view on the event(s).

My historiography of an scholarly writer is on Samuel Eliot Morison (1887 – 1976). A man whom died on our nation’s bicentennial after spending a lifetime writing about the History of the North Americas.

Some times I am just bloody down

Tonight, I feel like a wet blanket.

My car I looked for for over a year was totaled a week ago. I sustained injuries that are being worked on now in rehab.

20171031_063800 Versa Note
20171031_063800 Versa Note

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20171031_063944 Versa Note

I am not in the greatest of moods of late with the USAA Insurance phucking me hard on the value of the car. While they compare mostly higher mileage cars than mine, they are low-balling the $h!7 out of me. After what my brother experienced with “roof damage due to a hurricane – denied” USAA, I knew to attempt to cover my bases with my full collision Insurance.  Nope, they grabbed my arse on both cheeks, and nailed me hard without even a spit of lube.

When you want the “JC Penny” of payouts, get USAA, but if you want fair market coverage of your insured property, you may need to look elsewhere, and forget it for a loan offer – *snicker*.

Anita Ekberg circa 1960

Anita Ekberg

Pictured here is the lovely Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg back in the 1960s. As an actress, she is best known for her role as Sylvia in the Federico Fellini film La Dolce Vita (1960), but she got her start in the industry as a model. It wouldn’t be until the mid-50’s when she finally broke into films.

The Swedish starlet with her voluptuous physique and colorful private life was a favorite among the gossip magazines. She had highly publicized romances with leading men like Frank Sinatra, Tyrone Power, Yul Brynner, Rod Taylor, and Errol Flynn. For a time, she was even publicized as “Paramount’s Marilyn Monroe”. citation

I’m not a “professional,” but Anita’s face in this photo screams out (to me), “Get me out of this place I am at in my life right now.” Seeing that she had so many “gossip stories” about her sexual endeavors, I can hear her crying out for security and privacy, imho.