Share the Load


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Someone once wrote, “A man may work from sun to sun, but a woman’s work is never done. "

I tend to agree that women get stuck with a heavy share of the load. It doesn’t need to be that way. It shouldn’t be that way.

It doesn’t hurt the men to help out around the home. So many women work outside the home these days just to help make ends meet. She deserves the respect of the male of the house by his helping out to keep things in order on the home front.

Yes. That does include fixing meals, washing dishes, scrubbing the toilet and changing diapers.

The woman is gracious enough to go out and help maintain a solvent budget. The least a man can do is help to maintain a solvent household. If there are things the man doesn’t know how to do, I’m sure the woman can help him learn.

I do not think it necessary to “keep score" of who does what, or to even necessarily have assigned chores. It can probably be done on an as needed basis, and should be spontaneous in response. That would be the most desirable method.

For so many centuries women have been victims of society and it’s traffic patterns. Now is the time to change those patterns. Helping each other in all aspects of life can be rewarding. We all have our strong and weak points. We can compliment one another and make it all happen.

It all starts with the first step.

So. . . . What’s for dinner, eh?

Awesome Stroganoff

½ pound top sirloin cut into thin strips (may also substitute boneless/skinless chicken cut into thin strips, or ground beef)

½ C. Water

1 envelope Schilling Beef Stroganoff mix

2 C. Water

2 Tbsp. Dry cooking sherry

2 tsp.beef bouillon granules

2 cans (4 oz. Each) mushroom stems and pieces, drained

1 8 oz. Tub cream cheese

4 to 6 cups hot, cooked noodles

Simmer meat in ½ cup water in covered skillet for 5 minutes. Combine seasoning mix, water, cooking sherry, and beef granules in a separate bowl. Stir into cooking meat. Add mushrooms and continue to simmer another 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Add cream cheese. Stir and serve over hot, cooked noodles. Awesome!

Bob Curtis has been writing articles, short fiction, and poetry for over 30 years. He is currently the managing director of , and is president of Nexus Publishing, , in Midvale, Utah.


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