11/29/20 - Bedtime
Sunday, November 29, 2020
I pulled out my trusty slow cooker, and I'm making white chili that includes lentils, black beans, onions, garlic, chili powder, salsa verde, mild green chilis, and butternut squash. According to the recipe, the prep time is supposed to be 20 minutes. As if... Peeling and cubing a butternut squash is time consuming, and the onions, garlic, and chili powder had to be sautéed. I have to say that my prep time is always longer than a recipe suggests. Maybe I'm just slow.
I finally read my water meter and paid the bill. I have a half basement with a crawl space, and the water meter is located in the crawl space. To read it, I have to get on my hands and knees and use a flash light to see the numbers. It's not my favorite chore, because I also have to make sure the kitties don't try to get under the house. I'm happy it's done.
I was watching a news program this morning, and it was reported that 1 in 8 people are struggling to afford food during this pandemic. I shop at Jewel. During the holidays, they collect money to help feed needy families. During the holiday season, I generally donate a dollar here and there, but this year I decided to step up with a larger donation. Our community has made it a priority to give at our Jewel. There are certainly much larger stores in affluent communities, but our store consistently has the most generous shoppers. They collected $85,000 last year, and this year's goal is $100,000. They're already half way there.
Sweet dreams everyone!!!