Wednesday, January 7, 2009

10 things I am loving right now, January 2009 edition

1. Clementines... all day every day. Plus, Slim and I are doing our own, at home, 'Weight Watchers', and you can have 2 for one point.

2. The City... you all know my addiction to the Hills, but Whit has her own show now, and I am becoming a little bit of an addict to this one as well.

3. My New Bike... Slim got me a bike for Christmas. I was totally surprised, but am in love with it's cute red and white style. We are going for daily bike rides, which is so fun!
4. Twisted Peppermint Body Splash... The day before Christmas eve, I went to Bath and Body Works, and they had these suckers on sale for $2.50 each, so I bought myself a prize, and it smells fabulous!5. Jubilee worship... As you know from THIS previous post, Slim has been playing with Jubilee. The other night they played a midnight worship service at a lock-in, and it was incredible. I am loving it!

6. Taco Soup... I love everything about it.
Lindsey Dorrill, one of my dear loves, introduced this to me years ago and I have made it on and off since then.

Here is the recipe-

1 lb lean ground beef (or turkey)
1 onion, chopped
1 pkg taco seasonings
1 pkg dry Ranch seasonings
2 cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can Rotel tomatoes, undrained
1 can black beans, drained
1 can pinto beans, drained
1 can whole kernel corn, drained

Brown the meat and onion. Add seasonings. Mix with cans of beans, corn, and tomatoes, and simmer. You could also cook it in the crock pot for as long as you would like.

Serve with reduced-fat cheddar cheese, reduced-fat sour cream, and tortilla chips.

7. My mom's aprons... My mom is super talented. In November, she made me an apron for my birthday, and since then has made many for gifts, but has also sold many to donate the money to Children's Hope Chest and their work in Uganda. If you are interested, she is selling them for $20 each, and the profit goes straight to the children in Uganda. Gotta love that!

8. Sarah and Joel being preggo... Sarah is my friend who thought that she might never want to be a mom. She will be having a boy at the beginning of May. They live in NY and will be down to visit Orlando this weekend. Can't wait to see them, and that cute belly! If you didn't know, Joel and I went to high school together and Sarah and I went to college together... I got to be their match-maker! Here is their wedding- 3 1/2 years ago.

9. Mario Kart... Slim and I love our Wii, and as a special prize, he got me Mario Kart. I could play it all day long. When I am at my in-law's house, we do:)

10. The Game of Things... We got this from our darling Buzzards for Christmas, and we played it at the Buzzilian Christmas party, as well as a bunch of times with my family, in Orlando. It is a blast, and super funny. There were many times that I was laughing so hard that I cried!
What are you loving right now?


Brittani said...

Why do we not hang out more... I think we may love all of the same things :) including the Game Of Things! I love that game. I also love pretty much everything else you mentioned :) what a fun post...

MILFS said...

oooh we should play you at Wii some night, Gillians vs Bullocks :)

The Herrenbrucks said...

where do you get "things?" we may want to put it on our list

Art Teacher said...

You are were gone for so long and now you are unstopable! I want a Jan special, how so I sign up for one?

LittleReece said...

I love this post! Totally makes me happy...

SlimTronic5000 said...

You're at least 6 of the 10 things I'm loving right now...

...maybe 5.

Jen said...

oh my word, that taco soup sounds so good! i'm writing the recipe down now! :)

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