Sunday, September 29, 2013

Ready to POP Baby Shower

I prepared and planned a baby shower for my sister, Alicia, who is due for her first baby (A Girl!) at the end of November.  I'm very excited that we'll have babies so close together, Here's the pictures from the shower, I'll make another post with a better breakdown of what we did and where I got the ideas.


The Kid enjoyed the party too, especially the cupcakes!!

"Somebody in Van Buren, ME Loves Me!"

Beautiful quilt made by a family friend - Chris

And a quilt made by Great Grammy Bea :)

My Sister & I
Myself, 20 weeks, Alicia, 31 weeks 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Mmmm Taco Soup!!

I've decided it's time to start putting the crock pot to use, I found a great easy recipe for Taco Soup here at the Lolly Jane's blog it was SOOOO yummy!!!

Since the blog is written in Arizona, and I live in Northern Maine, one of the ingredients was hard to find (Ranch style beans, so far I still haven't found a store that sells them) So I substituted chili seasoned tomatoes and it was still delicious!  Here's the recipe:

  • 1 Can Kidney Beans
  • 1 Can Black Beans
  • 1 Can Ranch style beans 
    • I substituted chili seasoned tomatoes
  • 1 Can Tomato Chunks
  • 1 Can Whole Kernel Corn
  • 1 jar/cup Salsa 
    • I added a whole jar
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
I added it all into the crock pot and put it on low, none of it really needs to "cook" so it's just a matter of heating it up all together and letting the flavors come together.  

Serve with sour cream & shredded cheese. YUM! This recipe made a LOT, it fed 4 of us easily for lunch, plus leftovers, so much we even froze some for later!  Enjoy!!