|Leah and Kate were part of a small but great crew of volunteers who helped prepare and hand out the hot lunches today.|
Because it's been so cold here, it was important to us to still serve a hot meal that would warm our guests, so we made vegetarian chili, hot dogs and brownies.
Most of the beans that we used for the chili were donated by Shephard Chiropractic Clinic which recently held a canned food drive for us.
To the beans, we added zucchini, red onion, tomatoes, garlic, chili powder, cumin and a secret final ingredient — tofu! We received a donation two cases of silken tofu from Good Samaritan Hospital and it worked perfectly in the chili. It added lots of lean protein to the dish and no one even noticed it was there.
When I mentioned to one guest that there was tofu in the chili he wasn't fazed a bit and said, "That was so good, I hope you make it again."
We served 200 meals today.