After my Morning Routine, I stopped at Winco Foods and bought
Pinto Beans 25 Pounds @ $15.20 ($16 for the same if I bought it out of the bin.)
Garbanzo Beans 25 Pounds @ $26.84 ($28.25 for the same if I bought it out of the bin.)
We use both of these types of beans very frequently in our Plant-based Lifestyle so there’s no worry about using it all up and dry beans keep forever. Literally.
After I came home and unloaded the beans, I pulled out the vegetable scraps that I’ve been saving in the freezer. Admittedly, it won’t be this much in the future because after these plastic bags have been used a few hundred times, I’ll be using glass jars to store them in the freezer.
I save my onion peels, leek tops, kale that’s starting to fade, and the celery bottoms or middle leaves. You can also see some asparagus bottoms in there. I cut off the tough part and save it to flavor soups in a batch like this.
This bag was a group of vegetables that was nearing the end in our refrigerator so I dumped it all in a bag and saved it for soup.
Every time I peeled carrots or cut celery sticks I put the peels and leftovers in a bag for the freezer to save for soup stock.
Here I dumped one bag into my Wolfgang Puck Triple core skillet. (I’m pretty proud of this one. I bought it at the thrift store for $5 without a lid. That same day as I was bragging about it to my home care client, she grabbed the glass lid she had to fit it and was incredibly pleased that we’d made a match and she was rid of the spare lid.)
Then I added the bag with the leek tops etc and put the lid on. Medium heat for a few minutes will thaw the vegetables and cook them down enough to add more.
This gave me a few minutes for an Italian Roast coffee and enjoying the morning sun with Rogue, our little Scotty-Cairn Terrier.
Next, I added the third bag of the dreaded Kale, broccoli ends, and such with enough water to cover about half way up.
Now I’m off to do laundry and do my Tuesday Cleaning Routine.
Lunch was a lentil basil vegetable soup, apple, and Mandarin orange.
I spent the early afternoon listening to “How to Live on 24 hours a Day” by Arnold Bennett while I crocheted Compassion Coasters for future gifts. I’m using up the yarn I have before I buy more or do other projects. My books by Marie Kondo came in the mail today too so after school Tea Time was popcorn, tea, and books.