WINNERS FROM YESTERDAY: Here are the 3 randomly chosen winners of the Restaurant.com gift certificates from yesterday...CONGRATS! I'll be contacting you in a few minutes. :)
1. The Queen in Residence
2. mine, by magpie
Winners...please email me your full name, the state you live in and the email address you'd like me to email the certificate to. I'll be contacting you in case you don't see the blog this morning. :)
Don't forget...80% off Savings on $25 Gift Certificates. $2 when you use code SANTA - Ends Sunday, 12/22/08
ENTER AGAIN TODAY for another chance to win one of THREE $10 gift certificates to Restaurant.com! Just leave a comment on this post (any comment) today by midnight PST as well as a way for me to contact you. I'll pick 3 winners and post them tomorrow. GOOD LUCK! I'll be doing more of this, so come back!
So, it's been snowing off and on this week. I live somewhere that it doesn't usually snow...we're LOVING it! I feel like a kid just staring out the back door going, "Look Pumpkin Doodles! It's SNOWING! It's SNOWING!" Of course, Pumpkin Doodles gets excited, but not nearly as much as her silly mom. The photo was taken on my camera phone before the snow got really piled up. I'm horrible at downloading photos off my real camera. lol
I'm one of those crazy moms who likes to be cooped up in cold weather like this. I've been helping the little one build forts and coloring pictures for daddy (from printables online...I'm posting some of them.) Luckily, she loves to sit in her highchair to watch me bake Christmas goodies, too. I should be tackling my Christmas cards that just got in, but I'm not. I'm thinking the weekend will be reserved for that and hot cocoa. :)
FREE Printables for a cold day indoors...
Alphabet Coloring Pages
Alphabet Animal Coloring Pages
Learning Worksheets (Alphabet, Telling Time, Senses, Measurements, etc.)
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I found this fabulously-yummy-great-for-cold-days recipe at allrecipes.com ...
1 onion, chopped
1 (16 ounce) can chili beans
1 (15 ounce) can black beans
1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer
2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning
3 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts
shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)
sour cream (optional)
crushed tortilla chips (optional)
*I add 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp cumin and sub a can of chicken broth for the beer.
1. Place the onion, chili beans, black beans, corn, tomato sauce, beer, and diced tomatoes in a slow cooker. Add taco seasoning, and stir to blend. Lay chicken breasts on top of the mixture, pressing down slightly until just covered by the other ingredients. Set slow cooker for low heat, cover, and cook for 5 hours.
2. Remove chicken breasts from the soup, and allow to cool long enough to be handled. Stir the shredded chicken back into the soup, and continue cooking for 2 hours. Serve topped with shredded Cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips, if desired.
Head over to Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for more Slow Cooking recipes and to participate in Slow Cooking Thursday!
What's your favorite cold weather day meal?