Every year St. Mary's Sunday School does an activity with the young people around the story of Gethsemane. The result is a beautiful flower display that the children create with potted blooming plants. Above is this year's result.
"Maverick" and I had lunch with friends in the afternoon, as well as spending the afternoon with them.
|With Meat on the left--and beans on the right|
Cooking two pots of chili wasn't too difficult. I cut up celery, onions, carrots (Yes, carrots, okay!), and bell / sweet pepper to brown in oil.
To the two pan I added a packet of Old El Paso taco seasoning. This shortcut helps with getting the flavour just right--but can easily adjust if someone wants to add tobasco sauce.
At this point I added the meat to one pan. Once the meat was browned, I added to both pans one tin of chopped tomatoes and 1 tin / box of passata (sieved tomotoes). To the pan without the meat, I added one tin of pre-cooked kidney beans. After stirring well, I let it come up to a soft boil and then turned it down to simmer for about half-an-hour.
When it was cooked through, I turned off the heat. I let it cool overnight on the stove. The next morning "Maverick" was kind enough to find containers to transfer it into. It sat in the refrigerator until Saturday.
I knew it would taste better after a couple of days. All the soup was eaten, which did please me. I made a double batchof cornbread (as I was feeding 13 people), of which there were three pieces left over. Now that is a complement.
Most of Saturday afternoon was spent inside just talking. That's because the weather was cloudy and raining.
Serving Jesus, Author of our faith.