It’s only right that my birthday and National Coffee Day are on the same day! I’ll be grabbing my free cup from Dunkin Donuts. Check out the link below to see where to snag yours!
Can I let you in on a little secret? I love to “crock.” If I could use my crock pot for everything I would. I mean, who doesn’t love to come home to a hot crocked meal? Especially, when that hot crocked meal is chili! (I’m actually eating and typing this blog post.)
I’ve tried different variations of chili, but this here is my go to.
One pound of Butterball Ground Turkey
One 10 ounce can of Original Rotel Diced Tomatoes with Green Chiles
One 16 ounce can of Busch’s Best Chili Beans Pinto in Mild Sauce
One 15 ounce can of Hunt’s Tomato Sauce
One teaspoon sugar
One teaspoon garlic powder
One teaspoon of Onion Powder
Brown the Butterball Ground Turkey in a frying pan.
Combine the all of the ingredients in the crock pot. Stir, mixing together.
Cook on low for four hours.
Or today, I adjusted the crock pot to warm and it cooked the chili all day while I was at work, which was for a little over 8 hours.
Kraft Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Daisy Sour Cream
There you have it. So while y’all are reading, I’m going to help myself to seconds!
The struggle was real tonight.
Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love coffee. I practically drink it all day long – no judgment! For the past few years we had been using the Keurig, but I’d burn through k-cups in a few days.
Last Christmas my sweet husband bought me a good old-fashion coffee pot. I’ll admit, I frowned at first, but it made total sense for all the coffee I drank.
On rare occasions, I may have some coffee left over, and not wanting to waste I came up with this concoction.
Diet is as important as exercise. We’ve all heard it. I’ll admit, it is a struggle as a young family who is always on the move to always eat healthy. Trust me, we are frequents in the Chic-Fil-A drive through. But everything in moderation, right?
When I’m not cruising through Chic-Fil-A after our evening sports activities, I try to squeeze in some healthy snacks. Below are our favorites.
What are your favorite healthy snacks?
Go, Go, Go! Ripping and running up and down the soccer field. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that children get one hour of physical activity per day. I know, an hour sounds like a lot, but when you take into consideration your childs’ free play at school and athletic practices, I suspect they are getting the daily recommendation.
There are so many ways to get your child up and moving. My husband and I are former athletes. Naturally, we signed Tallen up for several different sports. Still, we considered the health component that comes along with being active; improved strength and endurance, healthy bones and muscles and increased self-esteem.
Most cities, counties and school districts have youth athletics. Dalton Parks and Recreation Department offers several youth athletic programs beginning at the age of 4 and the majority of them are at no cost. Not in Dalton, Georgia? I would recommend doing a little research in your local community to see what offerings are available.
Maybe sports aren’t your thing. There are still plenty of ways to get moving. Head to your local walking track or playground. Park a little further away at school and walk your children in. Go for a bike ride or walk your dog.
There are so many ways to get active. And if all else fails, your little one will sleep great, which is a win-win for Mom!
What are some ways your family gets active?
I am SO not Southern, but I love saying “y’all.” So here goes nothing. Happy Fall Y’all!
What is your favorite thing about autumn?