More Stories from Auntie Kreamsaugen
A Tender Heart
by Auntie Kreamsaugen
published February 2015
When Knute and I were courting,
I wanted to impress him
with my cooking abilities. After
all I was watching all those
fancy cooking shows on the
television and also often read
the church recipe books.
So when Valentine's Day was
coming I invited Knute over
for a special romantic dinner. I
rushed out to get groceries stopping
by the locker plant for the
best cut. I asked Sven, the locker
plant butcher, what would be
the most romantic thing to serve
for Valentine's Day. Sven, he
said "I got the perfect thing for
ya." He wrapped it up tightly
and I was on my way.
When Knute arrived we sat at the table for our special romantic
dinner. I poured the wine, lit the
candles and lifted the cover off
the platter. There it was, baby
new potatoes, fresh carrots and a
perfectly cooked beef heart. Because
after all isn't Valentine's
Day all about sharing your heart
with your sweetie.
It was such a fine time. Knute
ate like a hungry dog. As the
heart on the platter grew smaller,
mine only grew larger as I
watched Knute take each bite.
Knute said, "I never knew you
had such a tender heart, Kreamsaugen."
I replied, "Ya it is good, you
just have to cook it in the crockpot
on low for a long time."
Well it worked out for the best as Knute and I have been married
many years and still have tender hearts for each other.
Til next month ...
so long from Snoose Hollow.