Let’s Party #2

Let’s Party!

Welcome to the second week of Let’s Party! I don’t have any rules for the party, just ask that you do not link up Etsy shops, giveaways and sweepstakes stuff … this is suppose to be a fun, learning place!

Make sure you stop and visit some of the other bloggers that are sharing as well! I’ve picked up some pretty great ideas and tips by visiting others! Share the love and leave a comment!

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Simple Whole30 Chili

Happy New Year! Seems that a lot of folks out there are doing a January Whole30 so I thought this would be a perfect time to share this simple Whole30 Chili … not to mention, the majority of the United States is freezing cold! Even here is South Florida, temperatures are finally cooled down as well and we are anticipating some much cooler weather the week ahead.

simple whole30 chili

As I’m over on the West coast of Florida for a few more days helping the Princess and new baby out, it’s a little cooler here and what the heck, I’m making this!

Am I doing a Whole30? Not necessarily … and neither is Princess or her Hubby which is FINE…this recipe pleases everyone!

Here’s what you need:

2 pounds ground beef (score, I even have marked down grassfed stuff in the freezer!)
1 onion, chopped fine (hubby hates chunky onions)
4 tbs tomato paste (you know to freeze your leftovers in a Ziploc bag and just break off what you need, right?)
3 tbs chili powder
1 tbs garlic powder
2 tbs cumin
1 carton of beef broth
2 14 oz cans of roasted fire roasted tomatoes or just plain diced tomatoes. The fire roasted ones are really worth looking for though, trust me!
generous dash of salt and pepper

In large pot, cook your ground beef and onions til no longer pink.

Drain the excess fat from the pan.

Add the rest of your ingredients and stir well to combine all.

Allow to simmer 45 minutes or so, giving a stir occasionally. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.

pretty chili to eat with spoon

Looking forward to sharing with some of these GREAT Parties … go check them out!

#Whole30  #JanuaryWhole30  #Paleo  #Chili  #Soup

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Let’s Party #1

Hey! Let’s Party!

Welcome to the first week of Let’s Party! I don’t have any rules for the party, just ask that you do not link up Etsy shops, giveaways and sweepstakes stuff … this is suppose to be a fun, learning place!

Make sure you stop and visit some of the other bloggers that are sharing as well! I’ve picked up some pretty great ideas and tips by visiting others! Share the love and leave a comment!

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Dog Sitting

We took care of a puppy over the weekend.

dogsitting blue

Whee!

Mind you, the cats hate us, even though it’s only a 9 pound Frenchie or whatever he is … all I know is his name is BLUE.

Blue is only 12 weeks old.  I’ve never had a PUPPY before. 53 and I’m babysitting a PUPPY!

The kids are angry. Only because I don’t invite and welcome their dogs (Randi and Matt) or friends (Amanda) with open arms.  They have big dogs. Dogs that terroize the cats. Not sure what Blue will do but the cats are bigger than he is so I’m not overly worried there.

Mark isn’t crazy either.

Well, now he is because BLUE is such a FUN puppy!

And Jamie and Amanda are having a blast with him as well. Amanda has a ‘few’ dogs and she’s got some tricks up her sleeve … including making Blue his very own customized toy!  I’m gonna be sharing that later because I think it’s totally worth sharing.

Friday night, Mark made a lead run for Blue so he could be outside with us while we were in the pool. Blue is small and I don’t think he understands docks, water, falling, etc. just yet so I didn’t want him to have free run of the yard. Imagine explaining THAT to his owner?

Kitten bolted out the door when the kids came home. Big Kitty hid under the bed. Blue slept all night in his crate til 7am. Better than any baby!

All in all, we had a pretty fun weekend dog sitting … not sure how soon we’ll be doing it again though as it was a LOT of hands on playing!

At the end of Sunday night, we were ready to get back into our normal routine and let the real parents take over …

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The New Us!

Welcome welcome Welcome!

Some of you may know me from FrugalinFlorida … others of you are most likely huh? Who the heck are these people?

It’s ok, you’ll find out all about us soon enough if you stick around!

For a year or so, I’ve been wanting to do the blogging thing full time and was actually one of the things I had goals for when I retired. Obviously, I’m not retired just yet but I decided to go ahead and just do it! So here we are!

Continue reading “The New Us!”

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