"We don't become southern, we're born that way."

Thursday, October 31, 2013

FINALLY- Living Room Window Treatment!!

Our one lonely window in the living room faces the front patio and is directly beside the front door, so I got some sheers to go under the curtains to keep daytime privacy and still be able to open the blinds and let in some sunshine! The curtains and the double rod are all Mainstays brand from Wal-Mart, so it is probably like the cheapest window treatment in America, but hey, I think it looks really good for the price! 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Turkey Parmesan for Crock Pot Recipe

1 lb. ground turkey- cooked
28 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
1/4 C. bell pepper- diced
1/3 C. sweet onion- diced
3-4 zucini- sliced
2 T. Italian Seasoning
salt and pepper to taste

Place all ingredients into crock pot. Stir.Cover and cook for 4-5 hours on high of 8-10 hours on low. Stirring occasionally if you can. Serve over cooked rotini (1/2 a box is the right amount IMO) and top with Parmesan cheese.

Simple Chili Recipe

Since today was one of the first cool, fall feeling days here in Georgia, I decided it was the perfect day for chili. Especially since it is one of my husband's favorite meals. And of course I'll cook up a pan of cornbread to go with it!
Here is our family's recipe (we don't use any chili powder and it is yummy!!)

What you need:
1 lb. ground beef- cooked
28 oz. can diced tomatoes
29 oz. can tomato sauce
14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes with jalapenos (or a can of Rotel)
15.5 oz can dark red kidney beans- drained and rinsed
15.5 oz. can light red kidney beans- drained and rinsed

Dump it all into your crockpot.

Stir it well.

Cover and cook for about 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low. (you may want to stir around occasionally)
Simple Chili Recipe for the crock pot.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Where have I been?

For the past 3 months life has been crazy! First it was morning sickness. Then it was moving to a new state for my husband's job. We are still getting things set up here in our apartment. (all we could find quickly- but that is okay, it is working out and so many would be SO thankful to have what we have!) We are still learning a new city and have to find a new church home. I really do not know a soul here. So I am hoping to at least find a good midwife soon so I can have that settled! I mean, I am 19 weeks now and the new baby will be here before I know it!
So yes, we are all fine. We are getting internet for the house tomorrow so I am planning on doing so more posts again!