More projects from Monday
I made a huge batch of crockpot refried beans.
I soaked 6 cups of pinto beans overnight, then put them in a 6 quart crockpot and covered them with water.
You can cook 1 cup of beans for each quart capacity of your crockpot.
Seasoned them with
2 T chili powder
2 t cumin
1/2 t garlic powder
about a dozen jalapeno slices
and about 1 cup chopped onion.
Let them cook high - about 5 hours or so- until tender.
Then add salt to pepper to taste
Get out the food processor and process the beans in batches, adding 6 T of butter for the whole batch and enough bean juice to keep them smooth and with a soft consistency.
You can leave out the butter but they won't be creamy like we like them.
These are so much tastier than canned refried beans!
cheaper and less salty too.
Refried beans freeze beautifully too! We ate some for supper last night and then I froze the rest in meal size containers.
My daughter had both this striped maxi skirt that she likes and a strapless dress she did not like.
She asked if I could make the dress into a skirt.
I used the striped skirt as a guide and cut off the top the dress.
Then I used part of that to make a new waistband and inserted some elastic.
The striped skirt has a wider fold-over waistband but I could not copy it as the purple fabric is softer and stretchier and would not have the same support.
Now daughter have 2 maxi skirts!
A store in my town had sausage on sale last week, I stocked up- got 28 pounds at $1.99 a pound for Potters whichs is a very good brand.
And I baked 3 small loaves of bread.
I used a bread machine to mix and knead both batches.
I don't always do quite this many things in one day but I had lots of accomplish Monday as I expected to have 3 of my grandchildren here today.
But plans changed and just one is here.
She is watching some TV and I am catching on some blogs.
We will do some crafts and cooking later.
what are you doing today? -I would love to know
1 Peter 1
22 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart. 23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 24 For,
“All people are like grass,
and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall,
but the word of the Lord endures forever.”
And this is the word that was preached to you.
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