My youngest daughter made this delicious taco dip. She did make a black olive spider.
Their neighborhood held a safe trick or treat by placing tables in driveways with treats spread out. Children came and chose a treat from the table.
I know a lot of people have relaxed their isolation as this pandemic continues on. I read my pretesting results online following my surgery in March and the chest x-ray was a little worse than expected. We care for our young grandchildren and I don't want to infect them or be down again myself. Our tiny county had been averaging 0-3 cases per day, maybe 10 per week. This week we have had 17 cases on Monday and 16 cases on Tuesday.
I am also a little concerned about remarks concerning the election, even from people in my own small town. I decided a 3-6 month supply of food would allow us to remain home for an extended period. I am taking into account that we are still able to shop curbside in the meantime, which we very much appreciate.
A million years ago when my children were young, I watched a program on Christian television called "A Family Raised on Sunshine" with Beverly Nye. She was an LDS lady who shared child raising and homemaking tips. I remember that she said that most LDS families had 12 months of food in reserve. I started googling and came up with a list.
I have an "empty" room. It is actually the drywalled for my future utility room. There is a series of events that need to happen to move the washer and dryer into it, including a vent or something for the dryer. We started the project 10 years ago when we renovated the kitchen. My mother, than father passed away right after the drywall and I was using it as a storage locker for boxes for several years. And as the boxes moved out, other items had trickled in. With all the preschoolers back during the school year, we are on hold again until May.
My first step was to empty EVERY cabinet, bag and box. Because I am old, I am writing the expiration dates on every item in large print with a thick sharpie marker.
I pray that life will return to normal soon. Hopefully I will be using my pantry for everyday meals and empty it by May so that we can turn it into a utility room (the old utility room is slated to be my new half bath, which will allow for renovation to make the full bath handicap accessible). There will be pantry shelves or cupboards, but not this substantial. I hope.