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Our daughter Pat mentioned that her husband Salvador was going to barbeque after work and she would bring some over probably around 7:00 p.m. that evening. Okay that will be great. Adrik and I made co
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Rock Soup or Hobo Stew?

posted at 9/11/2009 8:13 PM EDT
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Our daughter Pat mentioned that her husband Salvador was going to barbeque after work and she would bring some over probably around 7:00 p.m. that evening. Okay that will be great. Adrik and I made cookies and I thought why not make some rolls to go with the barbeque, then LeeAnn said she would make chopped barbecue sandwiches, Niari was helping make spiced eggs and I had put on potatoes for potatoe salad. Elijah had helped with the boiled eggs. By the time everyone was through we had a nice meal to share with one another. I could not help but think of a story my dad and his brothers would talk about. My uncle Jack was quite a colorful character, you never knew if what he said was fact or fiction or a mixture of both. Dad always said he kissed the "blarney stone". Anyway uncle Jack would talk about riding the rails back in the depression days. He said they would all gather in camps and someone would put on a pot of water to boil and ask if anyone had anything to add to his soup or stew? One would come by with a potatoe, another with an onion, someone else might have carrots or beans or whatever vegtable they had come across. He said by the time the water was boiled they would have a nice soup or stew to share with all those around there. So I guess we had a hobo stew meal so to speak as everyone contributed something for the meal. It was not planned other than our son in law was going to barbeque and bring us some chicken down the hill (about 100 yards from us) and then everyone just helped make this and that and we ended up with a delightful dinner for all to share. We all enjoy being together and sharing what we have with one another. And of course the food always taste better when someone else has cooked it, so we all get to share with everyone elses cooking and the time we get to spend together. So the next time you think there is not much in the upboard just think of the hobo stew or soup and what little of this and what little of that you can add together and befoe you know it you will have a wonderful meal. Thank you for reading and have a good day, Donna G. The recipes are as follows: POP OVER ROLLS: measure 4 cups of flour,1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon fast acting yeast, 2 Tablespoons sugar, 1 Tablespoon baking powder mix and make well in center, add 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup water, 2 eggs, and 2 Tablespoons liquid grease, then mix well, knead 10- 15 minutes, set aside for 5 minutes. Spray muffin pans with non stick spray and pinch off a ball and put into each muffin tin, let rise until double on top of your oven under the lights or in oven with a pan of hot water underneath. Once dough has risen put into hot oven and bake @350 until tops are light brown, take out and butter the tops. Potatoe salad: Boil the potatoes, mash, add boiled eggs, chopped up, dice the onions and dill pickes and add also. Mix in some mustard and mayonaise to taste, put in ice box to chill until supper is ready. Spiced eggs: Boil eggs, peel and cut in half, put egg yolks into a bowl and mash up adding mayonaise and mustard, mix til creamy, spoon back into the egg white and chill until supper. Peanut butter cookies recipe is in the last story, "Adriks answered prayer".

Rock Soup or Hobo Stew?

posted at 9/11/2009 9:09 PM EDT
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What a nice story, my friends and I do much the same thing for holidays and summer cookouts.

Rock Soup or Hobo Stew?

posted at 9/11/2009 10:29 PM EDT
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Such a wonderful story but of course all of your's are. It's always nice to cook and have lots of friends and family at a meal. I say the more the merrier. The rolls look so good. Thanks for sharing with us.

Rock Soup or Hobo Stew?

posted at 9/12/2009 1:23 AM EDT
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great story

Rock Soup or Hobo Stew?

posted at 9/12/2009 2:30 AM EDT
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1 LOVE THIS STORY

Rock Soup or Hobo Stew?

posted at 9/12/2009 2:43 AM EDT
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Enjoyed your story and will try the recipes. My neighbor introduced me and our family to "HOBO" stew many years ago and had our son believing that to make it great you need a "Rusty Nail"! Our Son is now in his late 30's and has shared his stew with his wife ad children. So the Story continues.

Rock Soup or Hobo Stew?

posted at 9/12/2009 4:22 AM EDT
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This is the way our family get togethers always are. Everyone brings something to go along with the main dish.

Rock Soup or Hobo Stew?

posted at 9/12/2009 6:32 AM EDT
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looking at all that food made me hungry! (It is lunchtime)

Rock Soup or Hobo Stew?

posted at 9/12/2009 11:50 AM EDT
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Great food and wonderful photos Donna. Thanks for another fine memory

Rock Soup or Hobo Stew?

posted at 9/12/2009 6:30 PM EDT
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Great story & nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Rock Soup or Hobo Stew?

posted at 9/13/2009 3:44 PM EDT
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Thank you for sharing and including the recipes. I copied the popover recipe and plan to make them with my grandchildren.

Rock Soup or Hobo Stew?

posted at 9/13/2009 3:44 PM EDT
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Thank you for sharing and including the recipes. I copied the popover recipe and plan to make them with my grandchildren.

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