Good morning everyone–how are you doing today?

I have had a long and frustrating night trying to learn how to do computer things that I am most certainly not good at. 🙂 But other than that,we are good around here…screaming kids, crazy cat, raining outside…

So instead of complaining all about it, or day-dreaming about how nice sleep sounds (or a nap), I am instead telling you about the great big pot of wonderful that I have going in the crockpot right now.
As soon as the weather starts to get a little cooler, and the leaves fall from the trees, my family starts asking for chili for dinner.
And that makes my little heart happy because chili is about one of the easiest meals I make around here, it is always satisfying, and since I have won a couple chili contests with it, I know it will all get eaten up, with no leftover to sit lurking in the fridge.
I am busily getting the Ebook formatted and finished for the launch on Monday, October 15th (only. six.days.left. eek.), and wanted to give you a heads up on a few things.

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  Why am I asking you to do that? Wellllllllllllllllllllll………………..because we have some amazing stuff coming up over the last couple week of October, including giveaways, and ESPECIALLY because this Saturday I am doing another radio interview,
and we will be giving away
of The Master Mix Way Ebook that I am releasing on Monday.
 And finally, if you are just an average reader that comes over from one of the Blog links or hops that I participate in with some amazing blogger friends, then you probably dont know that we are in the contest of our life over at the Grain Mill Wagon. I am competing, with five amazing recipes made with freshly ground grains, to win a Grand Prize valued at $600!! And if we win, one of those prizes is a brand new Wondermill that I will be giving away to one lucky reader during my 12 days of Thankfulness starting on November 1st.
It could be you.
It really could.
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Okay, so now you know everything about what is going on here, and I hope you participate in at least one of the suggestions I have given you.
Meanwhile, I am going to give you the recipe for my “Pot full of WONDERFUL” (aka Chili) and let you make it at home for your family.
And while you are doing that, I am going to go bang my head into the wall a couple times, wrestle a couple toddlers, and hopefully get everything figured out by noon so I can take a nap instead of doing dishes. Yeah. Like that is even a plan. LOL
Many Blessings to you and yours,
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Sweet and Sassy Chili from The Welcoming House
In a large crockpot, place the following:
2 onions, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
one pint or two cans of dark red kidney beans
two pints or two cans of diced tomatoes with green chilies
3/4 lb browned ground beef
(I use oregano, basil and chili powder while cooking)
one Quart Jar spaghetti sauce
One pint jar or medium jar of salsa
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tbs olive oil
1 Tbs cinnamon
1 Tbs crushed red pepper flakes
 Variation is adding ground turkey, a handful of dehydrated sweet corn, and a combination of black beans and small white navy beans. It makes for a colorful and beautiful meal, especially when served with a plate of cornbread that has green chilies and sweet corn baked into it. The recipe for my chili seasoning, and the master mix for the cornbread is included in my Ebook. 🙂