Friday, October 30, 2009

Soltrek 2009

This is long overdue, but I finally had a chance last week to do a scrapbook page of Jr. High camp. It was crazy and a lot of fun... hopefully this page at least slightly reflects that. :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Crock Pot Chicken Chili

Sorry there's no picture, but here's a recipe I've made quite a few times that I think everyone who's had it has liked, so I figured I'd share it. It's nice since it's a crock pot recipe so I assemble everything in the morning and by the time I get home from work it's done. :) It's also good for the cold weather. I hope you enjoy.

Crock Pot Chicken Chili

1 – 16 oz. can kidney beans, rinsed & drained
2 – 16 oz. cans chili beans (plain chili beans, no meat/no extras, un-drained)
2 – 14 ½ oz. cans diced tomatoes, un-drained
1 – 15 oz. can tomato sauce (optional, makes it soupier)
1 small or medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 teaspoon garlic powder)
2 Tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 ½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
2 or 3 frozen chicken breasts (plain, skinless and boneless)

Combine all ingredients into a 3 quart or larger crock pot, including whole, frozen chicken breasts. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. Remove chicken and shred, and then add back in to chili. Serve with grated cheese.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

And a few more

Some Family Portraits

Another thing I did this weekend while avoiding work was doing some family portraits for some friends from church. I had fun, hopefully they did too.

A new page, finally

I took part of this last weekend off and did no work at all... I know, that's what weekends are supposed to be for, but I always have stuff to do. Anyway, even though I had stuff to do I didn't do it, instead I did a scrapbook page. This picture is from June, so Ducky is all grown up now, but I liked the picture and wanted to do something with it. Mom took the picture, but I had fun scrapbooking it... and not getting any work done. :)