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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 49 years.

Friday, November 19, 2010


I'm sorry for those I disappointed this evening by not having posted my regular blog earlier. I've been in the office  working on the computer for the farm business  and just finished now.

I didn't accomplished much today but I guess I must have made a great chili because my husband and the hired hand both had two big bowls each and I was told repeatedly how good it was. When I mentioned that I hadn't had time to blog and really had nothing to say, my husband say" Oh talk about your great chili. "

OK, chili it is. I never do something twice the same way because I use what I have on hand. This is what I put in my Chili this afternoon.

Julia's Friday night's chili

1 lb  lean hamburger
1 onion
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2  medium carrots, shredded
1 green pepper, chopped
1 large can red kidney beans
1 can tomato soup
1/2 jar Ragu Original ground beef Spaghetti sauce.
chili powder to taste
Freshly ground pepper

Cook hamburger, add onion, celery, carrots, green pepper and saute until cook. I add just a wee bit of water to help cook the vegetables then add the kidney beans, tomato soup and spaghetti sauce,  salt and pepper, chili and I leave it on very low to  with the cover on to blend the flavor.  I use very little salt because there is always too much salt in the soup and sauce anyway. But it all depends on your taste. JB