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Snow Day Slow Cooker Day

Hello Friends and Happy Thankful Thursday

If you read my post yesterday you know that we were once again hit with a major snowstorm on Tuesday.  It took me over 5 1/2 hours to get home from work and I definitely didn’t want to be in the car anytime soon so I stayed home on Wednesday.  At 10:00 a.m. Governor Markell lifted the Level One State of Emergency but it was highly recommended to stay off the roads so that the snowplow operators could do their jobs with minimal interruption from cars.

So on this day, I am thankful for my family, friends and faith…for getting home safely…for having a warm home to live in…and for scrounging around to find these ingredients to make this easy peasy Crock Pot Meal!

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Ingredients

  • 1 can of Kidney Beans
  • 1 can of Black Beans
  • 1 Package of Smoked Turkey Sausage
  • 1 Package Frozen Peppers and Onions
  • 1 Pack of McCormick Fajita Seasoning
  • 1/2 Cup of Water
  • Rice and Cornbread

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Spray Crock Pot with Cooking Spray for easier cleanup.  Cut Turkey Sausage into bite size pieces and add seasoning to a 1/2 cup of water.

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Put sausage into Crock Pot and pour in Fajita Seasoning mix.

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Add frozen veggies and both cans of beans, which can be drained and rinsed to remove some of the sodium.

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 Stir, cover and cooked on high for 4 hours.

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This Snow Day Slow Cooker dish was served with Jasmine Rice and skillet Cornbread.

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It was a perfect meal for my men after a few hours of shoveling and an all-day of television watching!  I measured the snow on the back deck so I’ll say that we unofficially got 11″ of snow….can’t wait for Spring to arrive!

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The Pool is not looking too inviting these days!

snow covered backyard pool

Snowy Street in Summit Farms (our neighborhood)

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We are truly blessed, and I am thankful to have a warm home during this cold winter season.  I pray for those with less to be safe and removed from harm’s way.

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Okay, it’s your turn – what are you thankful for this week?

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!

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Learning at The Teaching Garden

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!

Photography is an art that takes skill, patience and lots of practice.  I truly admire and am inspired by the awesome photos some of you have taken.  Being a novice and still learning the features of the Nikon P520 camera, I’ve been doing a lot of practicing.

My son and I had an appointment at the University of Delaware and while there we took these pictures at the Native Plant Teaching Garden.

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According to the University of Delaware’s Cooperative Extension Program’s website – “Native Plant Teaching Garden:  Designed to create an awareness of the cumulative environmental benefits that can be achieved through the use of native plants by providing an aesthetically pleasing demonstration garden easily adaptable to the home landscape.  The garden consists of different niches, each planted with material appropriate for the site:  a butterfly garden, bio-retention system (rain garden), meadow, foundation plantings, shrubs and paths, and perennial border.”

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It was a beautiful day to be in The Teaching Garden and a great opportunity to get in a lot of practice.

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With the change of seasons, I hope to get more outdoor shots including those dreaded snow days!

How do you think we did?

Linking up with WIWW – Transatlantic Blonde

Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

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OOTD – Politically Incorrect President's Day

Hello Friends and Happy President’s Day 2013

Lucky lucky you if you are home today on holiday because “it’s as cold as a witches’ tit”!   I remember that as being one of my mother’s favorite sayings during those cold New York winters.  Do you remember any crude statements that your parents or grandparents liked to say way before it would be considered politically incorrect? (careful)

In honor of President’s Day I was going to wear Red with Blue and White Polka Dots but it’s just too cold.  Instead I chose the warm and cozy flannel shirt that my son put in the “to be donated” box but never made it, a thrifted khaki skirt and knee high boots – it’s all about keeping warm!  I like these boots because they can be worn full length showing the brass studs or folded over to reveal the leopard print – two styles in one for less than $20!

 

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Flannel Shirt – son’s giveaway // Skirt – GW Boutique (Goodwill) // Boots – Rugged Wearhouse // Watch – Avon // Rings, Earrings and Bracely – Jewelry Box // Belt –

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I’ve added more pictures to my “As Seen Through My Car Window” page – check them out when you get a chance.

Linking up today with ColorBlind: Thrifters Anonymous & Megnificent Monday – hop over and meet a new blogger.

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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OOTD – Politically Incorrect President’s Day

Hello Friends and Happy President’s Day 2013

Lucky lucky you if you are home today on holiday because “it’s as cold as a witches’ tit”!   I remember that as being one of my mother’s favorite sayings during those cold New York winters.  Do you remember any crude statements that your parents or grandparents liked to say way before it would be considered politically incorrect? (careful)

In honor of President’s Day I was going to wear Red with Blue and White Polka Dots but it’s just too cold.  Instead I chose the warm and cozy flannel shirt that my son put in the “to be donated” box but never made it, a thrifted khaki skirt and knee high boots – it’s all about keeping warm!  I like these boots because they can be worn full length showing the brass studs or folded over to reveal the leopard print – two styles in one for less than $20!

 

president's day

  Image Image

Flannel Shirt – son’s giveaway // Skirt – GW Boutique (Goodwill) // Boots – Rugged Wearhouse // Watch – Avon // Rings, Earrings and Bracely – Jewelry Box // Belt –

Image Image

then an now

I’ve added more pictures to my “As Seen Through My Car Window” page – check them out when you get a chance.

Linking up today with ColorBlind: Thrifters Anonymous & Megnificent Monday – hop over and meet a new blogger.

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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