Posts Tagged ‘party’

Christmas Party

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

This year’s party slipped up on me. How, you ask? I didn’t find out about it until the night before! Thanks, honey! For some reason, he forgot about telling me. I needed time to ponder it….to think about what I’d wear….and to do whatever it is you do when waiting on a special date to arrive. 🙂 Not this time! I just had to be ready by 6:15 on Friday night! Dang!

The party meal was at a great place we used to eat at when we lived in Salem, Indiana. The restaurant is called Jeeves and if you passed by it you would think it was “just” a restaurant! But it’s not! It’s really cool! Very ecclectic and chic with amazingly delicious food. The food is always fantastic! So, great choice….Bill & Dawn! You make terrific party hosts. I like your choices! Can I be your daughter?

It was a nice evening out. We don’t go out normally, so this was extra special. It’s also fun to spend time with the people that hubby works with. We don’t see much of one another usually. So a night like this is a great way to connect. It gives you a chance to let your hair down and laugh about the crazy stuff that happens in life. Thanks Bill and Dawn….you are very blessed and I am so thankful that you share in so many ways with us. We are blessed because of you.

Chili Dip

Friday, September 4th, 2009

My hero, BooMama is hosting the coolest thing today…..a dip recipe party!  Yes, any fantasy you might have in the world of yummy dips….can and will be found on her blog today!  So….don’t just sit here people…GO!! And make dip!  Your people will love you for it!

My contribution to the party will be a dip my family makes with my chili.  So…if you want, you can make a meal out of it.  Heck, we do all the time!  Enjoy party people!

Chili (GRITS style)
1-2lbs ground turkey (browned/drained)

2 cans Great Northern Beans (drained)

2 cans Navy Beans (drained)

McCormick’s Mild Chili Seasoning  (use spicy if you like)

Salt/Pepper (as you like or need)

This is the easiest food in the world.  However, I live in Indiana now and for some reason….the folks who cook here….like to put noodles in their chili!  Why?  I do not know!  I have one word for that….sacrilege!!


Brown the turkey and drain.  Add McCormick seasoning packet and a little water (I use the packet and fill it with water to add to the meat).  Put in the tomato sauce and stir.  Add the beans, stir….throw in a little salt/pepper if needed.  Reduce heat and cover.  Let this concoction simmer for 20-30 min.

Now….to turn it into dip!
We like to add the good stuff.  Shredded cheeses (your favorite choice), sour cream, chopped onion or scallions, chopped jalepenos and or hot sauce!  The sky’s the limit! It’s all up to you and your wild imagination.  But when you’re can either eat this alone as your own personal bowl of deliciousness or use tortilla chips and turn it into the most hearty dip ever!