I call this my “Chili Cheat” because it’s just too easy to count as actual cooking. With only 5 ingredients in 1 pot…it has all the flavor of chili without any of the hard work! My mom made this all the time when I was growing up & now I do too.
Brown 1 lb. Ground Beef
In the same pot ADD:1 qt V8 Juice, 2 cans Kidney Beans, 2 cans Italian Style Stewed Tomatoes
Cover the top with chili powder. Bring to a boil. Turn heat down & simmer for at least 1 hour.
Serve with shredded cheddar & sour cream (optional)
Planning a 1st birthday party for New Year’s Day is not for the faint of heart! It’s right in the heart of the holiday season and just a few short hours after the biggest party night of the year (ouch)! In spite of it all….our New Year’s Birthday Bash went off without a hitch. Gracie was surrounded by all of her best friends and family and that’s all a girl can ask for. I can’t think of a better way to ring in the New Year!
Happy New Year and Happy Birthday to our girl! Cheers!
If there’s one thing I can tell you about pregnancy…it’s that you’ll get tons of unsolicited advice! But one thing really held true. So many parents told me that time would fly once the child was born. They said things like, “don’t blink“ and “you’ll wake up on day and they’ll be in college“. To which I thought…..“you’re being really dramatic“. Well, I was wrong! This has not only been the most wonderful and challenging year of my life…but it’s also been the fastest. Now that my little baby is walking and talking I really don’t want to miss a second. So, if anyone has a way to get through life without blinking….let me know!