This is a crockpot full of turkey meat, red beans, black beans, squash, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and all spices needed for a delicious pot of chili.
Tomorrow we go pick up Nathan at the airport, and while we usually do not travel on the Sabbath if we can help it, we can still bring our food so we don’t have to buy anything.
So I made chili.
For because I have seven kids all on my own, and today was smooth as anything while I rotated kids through scheduled activities, but I myself am worn out! Bath time, medicine time, and bed time was exhausting!
Once I got the last kiddo to bed, which was the teenager for her last night, so we kept trying not to cry and say goodbye, all while 11 kept shouting how she calls the teenager’s bed as soon as she is gone, I finally collapsed in my chair to call Nathan and the baby started all over again.
It was hard work.
We could just eat out, I thought. I was frugal this week, and had food money left. I could blow it at our favorite burger joint.
But my body doesn’t want burgers.
And I have a testimony of sabbath keeping, even when that means getting creative.
So this is me, making chili at midnight, pretty much cooking in my sleep.
It will be a grand adventure of the taste buds, no doubt.