So, for those of you who might be wondering why the strange name for my blog, I thought a brief explanation might be necessary. During Clare's adoption, I had serious food issues in Kazakhstan. I was constantly drawn to eating strange meat products. It was weird. Who knows - maybe they were adoption cravings. Add to that the fact that I really don't cook - not yet anyway. I realize I will have to start cooking more as the girls get older. Anyway, one night in Kaz, I came back from the grocery store with some kind of really tough meat. That night, I skyped with my mom and was trying to figure out what to do with the meat. My mother, in all her love and wisdom, recommended that I just "whip up a quick batch of beef stew..." It was one of the funnier moments of my journey. Seriously - strange apartment, halfway around the world, by myself and my mom wants me, a person who barely cooks, to "whip up a quick batch of beef stew..." Love you mom! Anyway, I thought it was a fitting title for my blog as I venture out to Russia this time in search of my next daughter, and Clare's little sister.
Anyone up for a little beefstew? I can't wait! Beefstew, Round 2 - here I come!
By the way, for anyone who didn't follow Clare's journey and is interested in adopting from Kazakhstan, please feel free to check out the website I did for Clare's adoption. The journal section catalogs each day of that amazing adventure.