CWBU helped me to find my nich in blogging. I am NOT primarily a recipe blogger. My recipes are like a fun additive to the other stuff......... thoughts and encouragement from a Christian perspective.
This calabacitas dish is my own. It has a Mexican flare. On this note, I want to share, that one of my best friends in the whole world is of Mexican heritage. On her mother's side, she is first generation American born!! She has a rich heritage both in Mexico, and in Texas.
Her daughters and her family are precious to me, and so I did not want to make this reference to Mexican heritage with out mentioning them, my connections..........
About 30 years ago, I remember hearing a young lady at my Corpus Christi State University, make a statement something like this, "I am way more Mexican, than American, because I could NEVER put one of my loved ones in a nursing home."
Up to that point, I had never considered that one culture was more loving or respectful of their old and frail, than another culture. Since then, I suppose I have observed and considered more, and so I better understand where she was coming from. Interestingly, at that time, I was staunchly opposed to putting a loved one in a nursing home ever !!
Again, I have observed and experienced more since then. My viewpoint has broadened, and these are my most personal thoughts on it.
I understand now, that the decision to admit a loved one into a nursing home often comes with heartache, rather than callousness, and for a myriad of reasons it may be the most loving and responsible choice.
Nursing homes are a mission field. I almost wish that I lived near a nursing home, for this purpose (nearest one is 50 miles from here).
Rather than judging families who have placed a loved one in a nursing home, I would ask you to pray for them, minister to them, and minister to the staff who touch these lives everyday.
♡♡♡Everyone likes to be thanked and encouraged for a job well done, or even in their efforts to be loving and kind !! Let the people know, who you observe GIVING LOVINGLY, that you appreciate them ♡♡♡
We are stuck in this fallen world, together, until God brings us to the next part of His plan. Let's love one another along the way, nursing home, or not. We need more of Him.
If you love Mexican food, and you love vegetables, I would predict that you would enjoy this dish. I personally would love to eat it along with enchiladas, Spanish rice, and beans !
First I cut up half of a big onion, and two calibacitas squashes. I put it in a hot cast iron skillet with olive oil on the bottom, and stirred and put a lid on it. I like to do that so the vegetable juices make steam to help cook the dish.