Wednesday, December 8, 2010

a few of the things checked off my list

for family far and wide
boxed photo cards of the Pacific Northwest taken by little ol' me (many of them you have seen on this here blog!)
for those who teach my boys
knitted scarves.
for dear girlfriends and boyfriends who fill our home with love
spice jars with recipes and chili mix with recipes.

Chili Mix Seasoning
2 T. dried minced onion
1 T. flour
1 1/2 t. chili powder
1 t. sea salt
1 t. sugar
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. crushed red pepper
1/2 t. cayenne pepper
1/2 t. cumin

mix all ingredients together, store in 1/4 airtight container (small mason jars are best).
::add the instructions::
brown one pound of ground meat in skillet; drain. Add Seasoning mix (1/4 cup), 1 cup soaked (or 2 cans) kidney beans 32 oz chopped tomato (fresh or canned- 2) simmer until ready.


  1. These are amazing. Great job being so creative and timely. I'm throwing stuff together last minute. It's how I roll.......

  2. Brilliant - I love all of your ideas, what great presents! Now you can relax! :D

  3. You're an inspirational mama! Love the idea of the photo cards. I agree the pacific northwest is quite beautiful!