Friday, November 23, 2012

Our Thanksgiving Weekend Activities!
                                        Better Half Requested chili for a day-before
Thanksgiving work lunch to share with his group...
So, he brought our White "Norwegian Chili" and a Red Beef-n-Bacon Chili.
Chicken Chili is on previous post. 
Beef-n-Bean Chili
1 pound of beef stew meat
1 package of cooked bacon pieces or half a pound of cooked bacon
1 packet of chili or taco seasoning
1/3 cup beef broth
16 ounces of V-8 Juice or tomato sauce
1 can petite diced tomatoes
1 tsp. of sugar
1 can of kidney beans
1 can of black beans
(1 can of corn if you like)
It's best to brown the stew meat, if time allows, but not necessary. 
In 2 or 3 quart crock pot, place beef, bacon, seasoning and beef broth. 
Cook on low for 4-5 hours in crock pot 
if meat is browned first, or 7-8 hours if meat is not browned. 
Add the rest of ingredients about half way through.
Cook until the meat is tender.
Serve with sour cream, shredded cheese, taco chips and rice. 
(We are not big onion or pepper eaters at our home, so add your own if you like.)  :-)


An annual favorite event at our church is "Pie Night".  It's not just about the pie, but everyone loves that part too.  It's a wonderful Thanksgiving Eve Service.  People share what they are thankful to God for and then come downstairs
to try as many pies as they can possibly eat. 
Some are store-bought and some are homemade. 
We cut up and plate as many pies as we can and we just keep filling in,
till everyone has had their fill. 
We serve coffee, cider and Cool Whip on the side.
Last week, friend Barb, Drewman and I had fun punching and making "PIE PIC'S" for this year's pie night, just to be different. 
Barb usually runs pie night & just love working with her.

 We left early on Thanksgiving Day, to make a few stops before our destination for Thanksgiving Dinner.  We stopped at Wilmar, MN to see the beautiful steam locomotive at the Kandiyohi Historical Museum and also stopped in Darwin, MN. to see the Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota!
(Check out the Weird Al video, if you have not. Love Weird Al!)
Drew snapped these shots of Sissy's deck just as it started to snow. The Colonel deep fried turkey for us again. YUM!  It was a wonderful day. 
It was 60 degrees on Thanksgiving morning.  By Black Friday morning it was 18 degrees with a wind chill. Winter is here.

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