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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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The Chicken Doctor

April

The Architect

Clay

Chili for a Million

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A few days ago Sledge Hammer came out to Coal Creek Farm to make us his famous chili.  I can’t tell you how it warms my heart to see all these kids busy in the kitchen working together, making a meal.  It’s a wonderful sight.

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Levi and I insisted that Sledge wear an apron and after a little protest he caved.  I love to torture that boy.  I was a bit concerned when I saw the summer sausage being diced…..where’s that going?  In the chili?

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I was told to hush and get out of the kitchen.  So I kept my mouth shut and was allowed to stay.  Look at them,  they’re making dinner!!!  This is a significant occasion.  It might not happen again in my lifetime.  Which is okay, because Sledge made enough chili to last us a lifetime.

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On the other side of the kitchen Ellen discovered that when you’re wearing mascara you need to step back to open a hot oven.  It’s happened to her twice now.  She was laughing and yelping, “My EYES!  My EYES!”

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Maybe after melting her eyelashes for the third time she’ll remember.  Step back sister…save the face!

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Laughing at other peoples’ pain…Sledge, I’m proud of ya, I knew we’d corrupt you eventually.

I have to admit I was impressed when Sledge found my spice cabinet without asking and even more impressed that he found what he needed in there.  Once upon a time I had an organized spice cabinet.  And now I don’t.  The End.

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Thanks for dinner Sledge.  You make a mighty fine chili.  I ate it for three days in a row.

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I think I liked nachos with Sledge chili better than any other nachos I’ve made before.  If you’d like to try some…I still have plenty in my freezer.

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