Monday, February 1, 2010

Morning, noon and night...

It snowed all day Saturday. It started in the early morning hours. By noon we were socked in. It finally ended sometime that night.We awoke on Sunday to clear skies and all sorts of Winter goodness.

Sunday morning- 7am- On my way out to get the paper. Snow drifts up past my knees. And so cold.

Moonlit snowy morning

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Sunday afternoon- around 1pm. The Fella and I head out with our shovels. We were met by a big green tractor driven by our neighbor. He helped us dig out.

Big Green Tractor

Sunday night- 7pm. We enjoyed some yummy leftover chili. I got up early on Saturday morning and made both chili and lasagna- the latter is for dinner tonight.

Homemade chili

Easy and Quick Ground Beef and Salsa Chili
1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
1 small green bell pepper, chopped (optional and I left this out)
3 cups tomato juice (or a can of tomato sauce and 1 cup water)
1 (12 ounce) jar thick & chunky salsa (about 1-1/2 cups)
1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans or pinto beans, drained and rinsed (mashed mine)
1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
1 (10 3/4 ounce) can tomato soup, undiluted
chili seasoning mix (packaged or homemade, I used 1 1/2 packets)
shredded cheddar cheese to top
chopped onion (optional)

1- In a large saucepan, cook the ground beef with onion, garlic, and green pepper (if using.

2- Stir in tomato juice, salsa, beans, undrained tomatoes, tomato soup and chili seasoning mix; mix well to combine and bring to a boil.

3- Simmer, covered for about 40-45 minutes (can cook longer if desired).

4- Serve in bowls and top with grated cheese and onions.

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There you have it- morning, noon and night on the little farm. How was your weekend?


Diane at Crafty Passions said...

Love the pics they look like postcards !
Were having chili tonight ourselves!
Can't beat that in this kind of weather !
Have a great week

Laurie at The Turner Farm said...

Beautiful Pictures! All of them are great. I have this thing for tractors... LOVE!

Nina Diane said...

that was some snow huh? 2 big ones in one unusual for us! And now they are calling for another storm this weekend coming up

Yankee Ridge Primitives said...

Awesome pics Kim! Hope all is well with you, I dont visit ya as often as I should anymore:(

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Wasn't it wonderful that the snow came on the weekend! YAY! That makes for much more fun, to be able to enjoy it together. I betcha the man with the tractor was having a ball. Your chili looks sooo good and I have to tell you that the snow picture of the farmhouse with the pink sky behind it is my VERY favorite and it's a keeper!!

Theresa said...

Those are some of the most beautiful snow pictures that I have ever seen! Love them all! The moon in the big picture and by itself, these should be framed! Have a blessed day and stay safe and warm!

Denise said...

It looks so beautiful, hope you're staying warm, the chili looks yummy :)

traci said...

what a great weekend. i love being snowed in. gotta love a neighbor with a green tractor. ok, i am moving to that house by you. i am in love. when i envision my perfect house, that is it. see you soon.

ChristineM said...

Beautiful photos! And that chili looks wonderful! Nothing like a nice bowl of chili to warm you up!

Leslie said...

Beautiful! That first shot is amazing.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

The pictures are all terrific, but that first one makes my heart go pitter pat! Love it...

Rambling Girl said...

Beautiful pictures of the farm and oh the chilli sounds yummy!