Thursday, December 15, 2011


Kalli thought this was a fantastic idea (even though she didn't want her picture taken). It's crazy that it was 66 degrees yesterday in the middle of December, but I'm not complaining. After lunch we went to the park - the kids had a blast.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

White Bean Chicken Chili

This was DELISH! We all loved it. Parker loved it the most!

1 lb ground chicken (or turkey)
2 cans green chili
28 oz chicken broth
2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed
1-2 cans white beans (I used Northern Beans)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 onion
Shredded Monterey Jack
Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
Fresh Cilantro for garnish (optional)

Cook the onion and ground chicken until cooked thoroughly. Add the garlic and sautee about 1-2 mins. Add the spices and cook another 2-3 mins. Combine the broth, beans, sauteed chicken/onion and simmer for 10-15 mins. Add 1 tbsp of shredded Monterey Jack to each bowl and squeeze generous amounts of fresh lime juice on top.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Mommy's Helper

This is by far our favorite winter meal - Pasta Fagioli - sans pasta. Kalli loves to help :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

oh, beans!

I really needed to get some work done this morning but my little Parker was having none of it. I tried all sorts of toys, a snack, some cartoons. Nothing. He wanted mommy! I remembered how much he loved the corn kernals at the Molasses and Music Festival so I dumped some black beans in a tupperware and he had a blast. And, it bought me a good 30 minutes to get some things done :)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

oh boy.

This little guy is always into something. He's very curious and he loves to you can see :-D

Thursday, October 20, 2011

cell phone.

I wonder how many precious moments I would miss if I didn't have my cell phone. I take more pics with my phone than anything. Right now it has 1,180 pictures on it. Can't bring myself to delete any.

Here's some from the past few months. They're fuzzy, they're not perfect. But, I love them....all of them.