How many kids do you have?

Most families now consist of 1-3 kids.  The bigs ones have more than 5.  Occasionally you hear of a 10-12 kid family.

That is nothing!

Consider Mrs. Feodor Vassilyev, who had 69 children!  That’s 16 sets of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets over a 40 year period in the 1700s.  Even more amazing for the time, 67 of them survived infancy.  I don’t know what she was eating, but it must have been healthy!

Here’s a tip for you- be thankful you are not Mrs. Feodor Vassilyev!  

(By the way – I want to know why she is “the first wife,” what, he wasn’t satisfied with 67 kids?  Yet apparently he did remarry.  I don’t know if he had any more children though.)


2 thoughts on “How many kids do you have?

  1. margi winters says:

    The following is a good recipe for under $10.00.
    You’ll need a pressure cooker.
    3T veggie oil
    small rump roast
    small onion chopped
    1/2 cup carrots chopped
    1/2 cup celery chopped
    1 minced garlic
    2 cups beef broth
    salt and pepper to taste
    1/4 teas. marjoram
    1/4 thyme
    4 small potatoes
    4 carrots, 2 inch pieces
    1 chopped onion
    Cover roast in flour on all sides and brown in oil. Remove the roast and set aside. Add the chopped onions, carrots, celery and garlic to cooker. Heat stirring for five minutes. Add the roast to the veggies and add the broth salt and pepper, marjoram and thyme. Lock the lid on the pressure cooker and bring to full pressure. Cook for 30 minutes. Release the pressure and remove the lid. Add the pieces of potatoes, carrots and onions. If needed, add additional beef broth to the cooker and continue cooking for an additional five minutes. Reduce the pressure and use a meat thermometer to insure the meat is done. Remove the roast to a platter and arrange the veggie around it.
    Rusty made this meal and his presentation was beautiful. Yummy too.

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