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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 51years.

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


  1. That is what happens with my meatloaf. It has never been the same twice. It is all about left over veggies. Have a great weekend.

  2. Sounds like a great Friday night supper!

  3. When I make chili it's enough for an army then I freeze small containers. That reminds me, it's almost time to make some again. My plan was to make gumdrop cake this weekend but now I'm not feeling like it anymore.

  4. I am glad you talked about your chili, I always think the best way to cook sometimes is just to cook with what I have. It sounds yummy. I hope today is a good day for you.

  5. Thanks for all your comments everyone. At my house we mostly eat to live as oppose to live to eat. lol. Today has been a very busy day at the barn again. Two new calves and the rest of the cull heifers are being picked up. I've been cleaning pens and have to move two weaned calves to another pen but that pen is full. Not enough room ... makes my job harder. I'm having a good day so far though. JB

  6. More new calves.......Wow! Any more left to come? Seems like a population explosion on your farm this year. Or else you have very sexy cows!!

  7. Yeah, we do have sexy cows all right. We had two born yesterday and three today so far. My husband just went to check just right now if there are any new ones born. I'm just waiting for a phone call to tell me that I have another one. I could use a break right now. JB