Jodi Lea Stewart

Loving and Writing About the Southwest and the South

This is my grandmother’s *Ollie Pear Woods* recipe from the old days when survival meant using EVERYTHING. left-over pinto beans made real juicy with extra water lots of red or green peppers {Grandma Woods grew her own} biscuit dough rolled out very thin and cut in 1”x 4” strips (homemade dough only…oh, all right, use Pillsbury©,…

2 large chicken breasts w/skin and bone 2 bay leaves 2 to 3 cloves fresh garlic cloves 2 Tbls. olive or grapeseed oil 1 can chopped green chilies 1 sm. bottle of pimentos ½ cup chopped black olives, optional 1 can Cream of Mushroom soup, undiluted 1 can Cream of Chicken soup, undiluted ½ lb. + 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded ½ lb. Velveeta cheese,…

I’m traveling a different path with this blog as I discuss movies and the Lucky 7 (which I’ll explain later). How do they relate? They don’t! Bear with me, and we’ll have a little fun. The movie experience A fellow writer in our Facebook writing group recently posted a blog about how going to the movies…