Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Month of Thanks


It's November! A month for focusing on our families and all that we are grateful for! It's also an exciting time of year as we prepare for Christmas...creating cards and gifts for those we love. Along with the usual Thanksgiving and Christmas cards we will celebrate birthdays and need to send thank you notes. With that in mind, I made this 'Thanks' card to share today.

I like stepping away from holiday and wintertime crafts for a bit. This 'Plastino' collection from Bella Blvd. filled the bill! These whimsical polka dots and sweet flowers are oh so fun! Brings me back to spring, my favorite season, just for a little while.

These darling flowers are framed on a Spellbinders die and I used a couple of sewing pins for the sentiment and tulip.

Now that I've had my break from holiday crafting, I'm ready to roll up my sleeves and get back to snowflakes and Santa! :)

Before I go, I want to share a few recipes I've tried in the last couple weeks because they are so good and the perfect comfort food for these cold fall days! Last week I made a pot of Minestrone Soup from Rachel Ray.

Each week I make something for lunch to last all week long. If I get to the end of the week and still look forward to lunch or wish I had more, I call that a success! I really enjoyed this soup and it felt good to be eating all those veggies!

On the menu this week for lunch is this Spicy Corn and Chicken Chili by Whole Foods.

This is oh so yummy! I used ground turkey meat instead of chicken and added some black beans. I love the way the corn adds a bit of sweetness to the spicy seasonings of the dish. I'm looking forward to lunch today! :)

This last recipe was made for dinner last night. Oh, if you haven't pulled out your crock pot recently I'm here to remind you of how wonderful it smells to have dinner cooking all day or how fabulous it is to come home from work or a long list of errands to have dinner ready and waiting!

This yummy looking meal is a Taco Chicken Bowl by Budget Bytes. It's supposed to be similar to a Chipolte Burrito Bowl. We don't have a Chipolte near us so I can't tell you if it does, but I can tell you it's delicious and my boys both love it! They are excited to have it again for dinner tonight! You got to love that...two nights at the table without complaints!!!! As a side note, I served this with quinoa instead of rice for a healthful alternative. And on another note, according to Budget Bytes, this dish just costs $1.33 per serving!

I hope you enjoyed my post and that you have a wonderful Wednesday!

Kathy :)


cnelson said...

You are making me sooooo HUNGRY! YUMMY! Your lovely card is just delicious, too!

Stephanie Buice said...

Kathy!! Love your blog! You have such a clean cut design style and to me, it's perfect! I love your cards and my tummy now wants some of your yummy food haha. Thanks for stopping my blog, I see I am going to have to make yours one that I frequent ;) Great work here!

Virginia L. said...

How YUMMY is your CARD and soup!! I love the elements of your card...packed with lovely details! And that soup--- as Rachel Ray would say: "YUMMO!" Good thing I just had lunch (LOL)!!

BabyBokChoy said...

Oh my gosh, I must not look at these FOOD photos, they make want to EAT!!! and it's bedtime, lol.
I love the bright and cheerful colors of your card, so very pretty!

Alice Carman said...

Wow! What great ideas you have. Super duper fun card. I'll have to try one of the recipes. TFS

Audrey Pettit said...

What a cute, cute card, Kathy!! So bright and happy. Love that combo of paper. I mean, who doesn't love polka dots and stripes??! My faves! Love the sewing pins. :)
Those recipes all look fabulous. Thanks for sharing. Think I'm definitely going to have to try some of those.

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