Well busy hasn't wained yet . . . several more weeks before the sea calms is my expectation. I have barely been in my kitchen and I almost forgot I like to cook. Dishes keep piling in the sink and they are not even my second or third priority. . . I don't actually know where they fall. But here is just a tad of real dinner and my almost five-year-old cantaloupe helper . . .
Last minute tortilla soup . . .
Roughly what I did: Saute in olive oil: 1 onion, 2 large carrots, 2 stalks celery. Add: 1 can kidney beans, 1 can corn, 2 cans tomato paste or 1 large can of tomatoes, 4 cups water. Simmer 15-20 minutes then add tortilla chips. Salt and pepper to taste.