Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Kindness Chronicles

"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves."
James M. Barrie

What have you done to make the world a kinder place this month?

I kind of have a hard time thinking of things sometimes.
Maybe it's the littlest things like keeping my cool when my children are misbehaving. Or letting a car pull in front of you or waving pedestrians by while you wait.
It doesn't have to involve planning or work.
I suggested a potluck dinner with neighbors who didn't travel over Memorial Day weekend and made a few calls. We all enjoyed a very pleasant evening together.
I gave a friend a hug.

When I cook something that freezes well I triple the batch. One for us later but one (packed in disposable containers) always goes to someone else who could use it.
I'll give you my current favorite freezable recipe below.
I really want to do this...

Beth Wheeler is doing a little project called "Joy Jam".
She's made hearts to pass out with encouraging words on them.
She'll give a handful to someone and ask them to keep one and pass out others.
You can read about it here 

The word is spreading:

White Chicken Chili
1 lb dry white beans (or 4 cans if you don't have time to crock it)
6c chicken broth (or water and bullion)
1 tbsps cumin
2 or 3 large chicken breasts (cooked if not crocking)
3 med onions, chopped
garlic - lots of it!
(crock it on low most of the day)
2 cans green chili peppers
1/2 lb shredded pepper jack cheese
lots of cilantro and sour creme to garnish