Saturday, September 27, 2008

Comfort Food

Fall decided to solidify its presence on Thursday by blanketing us with a cold, wet, rainy day that called for lots of art projects, board games, block towers, and fort building. By our early-bird-special dinnertime it was already dark--- which is something I have been dreading. All summer we were spoiled in our routine of playing outside after dinner, so after a day of being cooped up it just kind of added insult to injury that it was already dark, too.

So naturally, it was the perfect day to bring back one of our fall & winter staple dinners of White Bean Chili. The recipe is from my mother-in-law. It is delicious and makes a ton, so there is plenty left over for lunches or freezing. You can adjust the peppers to your tastes. Following this recipe makes it rather spicy. Yum. Try it. You'll like it.

White Bean Chili

1 - 1/4 lbs. ground chicken or turkey
3 TB olive oil
2 cans Great Northern or Navy Beans
1 can vegetable broth
1 can whole kernel corn
1 can Rotel or Mexican-style tomatoes
1 or 2 cans green chiles (depending on how spicy you like it)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 Anaheim pepper, chopped
4 to 6 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp cilantro, or fresh to taste
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Brown poultry in two tablespoons olive oil with onion and pepper. Remove to dish. Place remainder of the ingredients in pot and simmer for 20 minutes. Return poultry mixture to pot and heat through.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

photo of the week

is this considered cheating, since my choice for the week is a triptych? let's say no. i really couldn't choose a favorite for the week, but i do love the grouping of these three together.

hello, fall. let's get to know each other better.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

photo of the week

Because there's never been a photo that shows their very different personalities more.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

More on Palin......

Jessica sent this to me and I just had to post it to pass along. I cannot stress how frightened I am by the prospect of Gov. Palin as a potential President. In this LA Times Opinion feature, Gloria Steinem puts forth an extremely articulate argument for why Palin is the wrong woman for the job. I am of the opinion that she is the wrong person for the job, male or female. She is a wolf in wolf's clothing, people. How are so many people seeing her a a harmless sheep? Anyways, here is a link to the article. Please read it.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I Love You, Matt Damon

Think about it, friends.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


A while back, Sharon Lee from Sydney, Australia contacted me through Flickr and asked if she could use images of Angus' bedroom on her design blog called ASTROPUNKS. She asked me to elaborate about the room, the dresser, and the art and whatnot. I sent her photos and a little rundown and today she contacted me to tell me that the blog entry was up. Pretty cool. I love the room so much, so it feels great to have it recognized like this. Plus, there's an international shout-out to Chris Milk on there, too.

Here is the link to the entry at ASTROPUNKS.

Monday, September 08, 2008

it's been a good summer

it's been a good summer, originally uploaded by Hollis Queen.

i have a very good life.

Sunday, September 07, 2008