Monday, January 24, 2011

Marsha's Tomater Gravy

A few days after we arrived in Kenya with had the pleasure of having two missionaries from Mississippi join us at the Marvelon Villa (the guest house we are living in). In the past week we have shared much, and being the only mzungus for miles around we have spent a good deal of time together. Our friends and fellow missionaries, Marsha and Stewart Graham have made our stay so much more enjoyable and enriched our lives...they'll never know. Some day we may even travel to Puckett, Mississippi to harass them more. The photo to the right shows them with Mama Cecelia which was taken today (January 24).

Their mission here is to disciple some of the churches which were planted by their own church, Overflow (Magee, Miss.). Here you see Stuart out in the bush with a class.

Now all this time Marsha has been braggin on her Tomater gravy, so here's her own personal recipe...

Tomato Gravy

  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons of self raising flour
  • 2 cups of diced tomatoes with with their juice
  • 1 beef bullion cube
  • Salt and peeper to taste
  • 1/3 cup of milk
In a skillet combine cooking oil and flour; ad salt, pepper and the bullion cube. Cook on medium heat til it's golden brown.. Turn heat to low and add tomatoes. If it's too thick add some water to get the right consistency (thickness). Before serving add the milk.
Serve over crumbled biscuits (Stewart says not to crumble them.)


  1. Hi, Tooots & Shane & Pastor Boaz (my brother in Spirit) -

    Thank you, Thank you for the blog. I have 'posted' many times, but turns out not successfully, due to my technologically remote non-skills. Have been drilled on the procedure, so here goes:

    Hello to your buddies from MS - My cousin T & husband Tom are in No.MS, so hope to visit all when God directs.

    Prayers from The Swan House inmates - daily basis - as well as the Thurs nite bottom feeders, etc - I know they all pray Th PM - due to the pray, get food conditioning.

    Momma Cecelia looks much better, nothing like TLC prayer in action & MD. Dear Ricky - invite her to Sacto. She really needs R & R at the Swan House - to say nothing of lots of good meals ...

    Shane - can't wait to see your new do ... Going for magazine cover, you handsome hulk, you elephant man ...

    Barnesy - inspired photos. keep clicking. Your journalism is pretty wonderful

    May the grace and peace of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, remain with you and stay with you forever. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen

    Always - France

  2. Hi, this is a little odd, but I am actually leading a trip from NC to Kenya at the end of this week and we will be staying at the Marvelon. I grew up in Kenya, my family is posted there with the IMB, so I know the variety of hotels and guest houses that are in Kenya, and I'm trying to give my team an idea of what to expect. Can you shed any light on the subject?