February 1, 2014


Oh Happy Day.......January's history!
Hello Gorgeous......It's February 1st!

Atlanta Snow Fun!

Once Luke and the Divine Miss M finally got home at Noon on Thursday, after an adventurous day of  being iced in at school, they got out and enjoyed a few hours of fun in the snow! This is when those laundry baskets come in handy. Remember, Atlanta kids probably do not own sleds like their Yankee cousins, so we make good use of "make-do sleds!"

What are your plans for Sunday's Superbowl? Are you having a party with lots of appetizers and cocktails? This year, it's just going to be the darling and me. I so wish they would change the time to maybe, 4:00 PM as it is rather late by the time the game is over and you drive back home from the party. One of our boys is in Las Vegas for a business meeting and the others live a few hours away, so we decided to stay home and enjoy the evening! We are, of course, huge fans of Peyton Manning (remember, we went to college with his Dad, Archie) and I love, love, love Bruno Mars! The darling did not want dips and appetizers, so I decided to make a big pot of chili. Texas is expecting a wintry mix and chili goes perfect with cold weather.
1 pound mixed ground beef and sausage, browned and drained
1 medium onion, diced
1 green pepper diced
1/3 cup poblano pepper, diced
2 cups chopped celery
2 (28-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
1 (28-ounce) can whole, peeled tomatoes
Ground cumin
Chili powder
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 package chili seasoning mix
Shredded cheddar, sour cream, chopped green onions, for garnish

In a skillet brown ground beef and sausage, drain and set aside.

Spray large pot with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add the onion, green pepper, and celery and saute briefly. Stir in the diced and whole tomatoes. Add cumin and chili powder, to taste, and cook for about 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add the beans, browned meat, and chili seasoning. Partially cover, and let simmer for 4 hours.

Serve with Cheddar cheese, sour cream, and green onions.



  1. Your grandkids look like they're having a wonderful time in the snow. They must have been so glad to get out of that school!! Your chilli looks and sounds delicious. We don't bother with the super bowl in our house as we're just not sports fans at all. I hope you enjoy the game. :)

  2. I would make a pot of chili too, but hubby is in Hawaii on business (poor guy!) So, it's just me and the cat:-D I think your chili looks divine; hope your snow is gone, ours is and we looking forward to hitting almost 70 by tomorrow...go figure! XOXO

  3. That chili sounds wonderful I can smell it from here.

  4. I'm always willing to try a new chili recipe because I just love chili! This looks very good. We are experiencing a wintry mix and there is a glaze of ice on the highways. Many events in the area have been canceled. Hope your weather is better! Enjoy your weekend. Go Broncos!!

    1. Hi Cheryl! Texas is expecting a wintry mix also! I am ready for Spring, aren't you? Yes Ma'am....go Broncos!!!

  5. The chili looks fantastic and sounds fantastic. I am going to try that recipe. We love chili.
    I have grandchildren in Atlanta too. My granddaughters husband nearly didn't make it homefrom work.. a 45 minute trip took him several hours.
    Not sure exactly how we will spend Super Bowl Sunday...the kids may come over and join us...but I imagine we will stay home. Three of my grown children live within minutes of us..so we shall see.
    Sliding down a hill in a clothes basket..I say why not!! :) Your family is just beautiful! I haven't been to Georgia since my daughter died last February 22..and I must get back there soon!
    It looks mighty cold right now.
    Have a great Super Bowl day!

    1. Miss Mona...you are TOO sweet! I know your daughter is with you everyday. I hope you have a terrific time this weekend....we just all have to celebrate the little moments, right?

  6. What fun to see the grands making do and having a blast. Did the laundry baskets actually work? I can remember using cardboard boxes broken down and mother's old cookie sheet. Gosh! I must really have been small then. Ha!

    The chili sounds marvelous and as if half the country will be partaking. Lots of chili recipes around. I like the sound of this one because of the sausage. Enjoy the game!


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