Taking a break from my Christian living series, next will be about reading the Bible. So in advance of that, if you're happy in your own mind that you have a meaningful, sustainable pattern for reading the Bible, would be interested to know exactly what it is. I'm happy in my own mind that I have my own, but very aware that this is a very individual thing which also changes over time.
Meanwhile, very warm invitation, if you're in Dar es Salaam on Christmas Eve, to the carol service at St Alban's Anglican Cathedral at 6pm. Preparations for that, plus coming to the end of a somewhat strange term, are catching up with me, so if you'll excuse me, just a short post this week setting out a recipe which I originally got from the Internet, have tweaked slightly (meaning: I can't be bothered to look it up again, forget to buy some ingredients but have others on the shelf) and I really like it. Enjoy!
Buy some frying beef - stir fry strips are ideal. Cut into small chunks. Stick in a casserole dish. Finely chop an onion and throw in. Now add a generous helping of sesame seed oil, plus also a glug of soy sauce, chunky peanut butter and a tin of chopped tomato (well, OK, not the tin but the contents, obviously, extracted with the help of a tin opener). Some finely chopped garlic and ginger if you feel so inclined. Mix up thoroughly, remembering to wash your hands both before and afterwards.
If you have the time leave covered for a few hours before cooking, if you don't, no big problem. Bring to simmering point on a medium heat, then simmer for about half an hour covered. Sample a bit of beef to check it's sufficiently tender, cook for longer if not. Serve with rice (the packet will tell you how to cook it) and carrots and / or peas if you so desire.
And there we are! Not quite sure how to describe it but I think it tastes really good. If you try it, with or without adaptations, do let me know!