Thursday, January 28, 2010

Easy Chicken Chili

So fast and easy -- tastes great too!

2 lbs. chicken breast

1 14 oz. can chicken broth

1 14 oz. can corn

1 16 oz. jar medium chunky salsa

2 tsp cumin

1 48 oz jar of Great Northern White Beans

8 oz. pepper jack cheese - shredded

Place all ingredients in the crock pot - except the cheese - and turn on low for 6 to 8 hours.

After cooking, remove the chicken breasts and shred with 2 forks. Put back in the crock pot, add the cheese and stir until melted. Serve with cilantro, sour cream and chips.

Wasn’t spicy enough, so I added cayenne to my bowl!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


What do you think of France's partial ban on the burqa?

Is this freedom?

Is this partial ban to preserve France's national identity? Protect the beret !! :)

Would this be an issue in the U.S.?

Oh, this opens up so many issues and I don't think there's an easy answer.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


This morning my mom was installed as an Elder in our church for a 3 year term. The Presbyterian church's system of governance is modeled on the U.S. system. Being nominated & elected to serve as an Elder is like being a Senator. My dad, my husband and I all have had the privilege to serve (at different times) and now it's Mom's turn.

Congratulations Mom and "Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord you God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

Friday, January 22, 2010

Second Place

M had a swim meet last night and took second in both events:
butterfly - lost 1st by a hair
breaststroke - really close too

M is only in 2nd grade, but she is so into her swimming. This is her 2nd season of swim team and other than snowboarding, I think she's found her passion - at least for now!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Not for me

Stopped in the MAC store on Friday and was sadly disappointed by the very small corner of a display table that the new Lilly products occupied. I anticipated a big splashy, fun, colorful display. Didn't appear as though the worker bees were too excited about the new offering either. Perhaps the Lilly colors clash with the red, spiked hair and the nose piercings.

As much as I love all things Lilly, this collaboration doesn't work for me, but perhaps I'm not the target audience. What do/did you think?

Friday, January 8, 2010

My Entourage

Last night, I finished watching season 5 of one of my favorite shows:

I want to be in Vinny's entourage.