This week has been all about making comfort food, nursing a sick baby boy, watching trees grow, and getting ready for baby boy’s second birthday! <– That’s an exclamation full of emotion, folks. I’m so proud of the adorable bundle of sugar my baby boy has become at two. I’m also completely devastated that two years
Halloween: costumes, candy, a cool breeze (hopefully), and my Crock Pot. I love this time of year for all the neighborly activities plus the stick-to-your ribs goodness that comes out of my kitchen. I thought chili would be perfect for Halloween because it’s something you can make ahead, throw in a slow cooker, and serve
I have so many great memories of going to Olive Garden after church with my girl friends in middle and high school. Sometimes one of our church sponsors would join us, too. We’d eat ridiculous amounts of breadsticks with Alfredo sauce [wish I could still do that w/o gaining 438 lbs.]. We’d laugh way too
If you’ve never heard of the Pioneer Woman, let me sum her up for you in two words: Bad Ass. I’m sure you’ve at least heard of her though. You’d be doing yourself a favor to read her blog, too. She’s got some pretty great poetry skills that will bring a chuckle or a tear
We had so much fun over the holidays, but to be honest, my favorite part was getting to cook allllllll day long on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. I got to hang with my two favorite men and drink some champs along the way. Not the worst, if I do say so myself! We
So, it’s winter. And in some parts of the world, it’s actually cold. Here in Texas, we’re flirting with 60 most days, and our poor plants are so confused because of it. (Sorry to Mom’s tulips!) But – this chili is the perfect cure for the “I don’t know what temperature it really is” blues.