Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treat!

Crock Pot Chicken Chili


Boomama is hosting a "Souptacular Crockpotalooza", and even though I'm a day late, this recipe is worth sharing. It is one of my favorite recipes to make in the crock pot because it is super easy, super yummy, and super healthy! And it's perfect to make in this fabulous fall weather! Hope you try it and love it like we do!

Crock Pot Chicken Chili

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 envelope chili seasoning mix
28 oz. canned tomatoes (I use diced)
15 oz. canned corn
15 oz. kidney beans
1/2 onion, chopped
salt, pepper, and sugar to taste

Basically, you just add all of the ingredients to your crock pot and cook on Low for 6-8 hours. You'll want to stir it every now and then; I find my crock pot gets really hot, even on Low. We usually serve this with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream, and with cornbread as a side. Yum... enjoy!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Haiku is cool

Reed is learning how to write Haiku poems in his 4th grade language arts class. Today we had some fun writing a few... thought I'd share, because I thought they were great!

Silly, smiling Miles
drawing pictures in notebook

Swishing in the net
shot after shot after shot
He gets the high score

White, soft, fast puppy
fun to play with in backyard
she is a good dog

Cheesy, orangey
I could eat it ev'ry day
I love mac and cheese

and my favorite...

Spicy, brown cookies
crunchy, hard to bite into
I hate gingersnaps

Monday, October 13, 2008

Palin Power

My guys and I drove to Richmond this afternoon to attend a rally where Sarah Palin was speaking. Just wanted to share a couple of pictures. You go, girl!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Aren't I Cute?

How adorable is this new blog template? It was FREE (my love language), and it was relatively easy to do. There are several fall designs to choose from. If you want one for yourself, click on that little box on the top left hand side of my blog. Enjoy!

Monday, October 6, 2008

What happens with the staff wives...

I bet you are able to finish that sentence! We had our annual retreat at the beach last weekend, and we had a blast. Frankie and Shelley are soooo generous to allow us to stay at their beach house, and we do appreciate them so much for it. Lots of laughter, a counter and cabinets FULL of goodies, a fridge full of Diet Cokes, fun games, a good movie, a few tears, lots of shopping, hunting for sea glass, taking pictures, tattoos, wearing our shirts again, practical jokes... did I miss anything??? No, that pretty much sums up our time away together. Well, except for the things that are only between us... you know, because what happens with the staff wives STAYS with the staff wives! Or at least we hope so! Looking forward to next year already!