Jodi Lea Stewart

Loving and Writing About the Southwest and the South

  Do Mules Rule? Of Course! They were “the bomb” before tractors were invented. Especially for farmers who couldn’t afford farm equipment. Imagine trying to transform acres of rocky, tree-infested soil into bountiful crops without mules and their relatives. Mules STILL RULE for many farmers of today. Especially with the Amish who, shunning contemporary machinery,…

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…