Monday, February 8, 2010

Hey der!

Maybe I'll just start blogging on Monday' seems easier. Although now that football is over, I have my Sundays back.

Speaking of, who did you root for this year? We decided to root for the Saints, Geaux Saints! Gotta love an underdog! Although they beat our Vikings out of the Super Bowl, I could appreciate their story. But let's face it: Super Bowl parties are fun no matter who's playing! I typically get excited about the food more than anything (deep down inside me there is a fat girl screaming to get out).

This year we planned on staying at home, but ended up at the in law's house for a mini party. We had chips, beer, nothing too special. If you know my family though, you know that Super Bowl Sunday = Chili! When I was little I hated this and typically only ate the cheese and a little bit of meat out of my chili bowl. And lots of bread. As I grew older and my taste buds matured though, this became an exciting and essential party of SBS. As per my resolutions, we're trying to eat less meat to save money so I found a recipe for meatless chili. Trust me though - it's good! Everyone really liked it, so I was pleased. The recipe is from Kraft :

Cheater's Chili
(modified a little for my taste)
1 can chili beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can black beans
1 jar salsa
1 can corn
1 tbsp garlic

Drain anything from a can, mix in a big pot. Heat through then simmer for 30 minutes. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

Yum! This is tasty, colorful, and easy. The original recipe calls for 1 can chick peas instead of chili beans, and 1 can of mushrooms. But chili just doesn't seem like chili without chili beans, now does it? And I am not a fan of mushrooms at all, so I omit them from any and every recipe that I come across.

Good news on the job front: my first sale is closing! We have set our closing date for this Friday. Everything seems to be going forward smoothly. Although earlier today I wouldn't have said the same thing! I got a call from my buyer because his HUD form said that he was paying closing costs, when in fact the sellers were supposed to pay all of that. So phone calls went out to the bank, the title company, back and forth for most of the morning. We eventually got it all settled and shouldn't be delayed any further. Fingers crossed!

I got the part time job! Yay! It's so flexible, and pays better than when I was even working at the bank. Plus, they asked me if I would ever consider coming on full time. I don't think I would ever go full time there, but it's nice to know that it's a possibility. Hooray for a little extra money!

So things are looking up for our little family. Hopefully the good luck train stays on the track!


  1. Glad things are falling into place for you! We rooted for the Colts just because we thought the Saints resorted to some low stuff during the Vikes game, but whatever, I'm with you... here for the food!

  2. I agree, we were pretty wishy washy fans!

  3. Woo hoo on the job! Good for you!