Monday, February 3, 2014

Chili cook-off

I am so excited. Our culinary school which is located next door to my work has invited the staff to participate in a Chili Cook-off on Friday, Feb 21st. I am super excited and yet a little scared. I have never cooked chili from scratch and definitely not ever in a chef's kitchen. I know my friend Ashley will be by my side so that is reassuring but I am still a little nervous. We are also cooking against the chef students, I am not expecting to win by any means, I just don't want to embarrass myself either.

Do you have any good red chili recipes you would like to share? Or any good tips?

We can use can tomatoes but nothing with a premade chili seasoning. They will supply me with the ingredients but I will have to do everything myself. Did I mention I have to make a gallon of chili. Oh goodness.....what did I sign myself up for?

So wish me good luck and send those recipes my way. I will be sure to take pictures and document my day for a follow up post.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Am I back...?

Today I woke up feeling creative!

Oh I am sorry, do you not remember me?

My name is Breanne and this is my blog. I have been away for awhile. Since 4/19/13 to be exact. Not sure exactly what my blog has in store but I enjoy journaling and posting pictures. I also want to start branching out using different formats and such. I also want to start getting creative and start new projects. I have a couple of things in mind, like making cool, hip, trendy, jewelry. I also want to start cooking and baking more and just trying to get my life organized. Like I said, I am feeling creative today. So maybe I will ease back into blogging but I will definitely keep my creative juices flowing.

I have a lot of exciting and new things going on in my life right now and I just want to share with all that care. ☺

I have missed all of you. ♥

Leave me a comment of what you have been up to and what you have in store for 2014!

Hope to hear from you soon.

Friday, April 19, 2013

So in love....

I have been away from the blog world for a hot second or a few weeks but life just gets busy and sometimes I just am not motivated to put my thoughts into words and sentences and to add pretty pictures. So today I am going to make it easy on myself but share with you a little bit of my world. I want to show you some things I am in love with. Now that it is Spring here in Indiana (although today it is a blistery 39 degrees but just yesterday it was warm and 70. Stupid Indiana weather. oh well.) Now that it is Spring....I am in a much better mood and feeling "in-love" Here are some of my loves...

My handsome husband

My girls

This girl (Lilly) so sweet and innocent and now ready for Kindergarten

My $10 flea market find includes a bowling ball that fits me perfect. Bowled a 130

My new friend Ashley. She has been such a blessing to me at work. We clicked almost immediately and are so much alike.

Pad Thai! Love it, want to only it Pad Thai items! Seriously it's that good. I just stay away from curry.

This FABULOUS lady, my mom, who turns 50 tomorrow.
I know, we can't believe it either. She gets prettier and younger looking every year. Sure hopes she passes that down to me


I am addicted to Candy Crush. I was stuck on level 23 for 3 days but finally beat it yesterday and emailed my mom right away b/c I knew only she would be just as happy as I was. She was been stuck on level 29 for a few days now. Danny asked me how many levels there were and I said over 100. His reply was, well that's just worthless then. lol
Working out. We have a gym at our Corp. building. I have gone each day this week. Getting in shape for my vacation in just a few weeks.

Dreaming of our vacation spot and knowing we will be there soon.
Craving Lemon Bars and making them tonight. Yummy!
My new favorite show. My husband and I totally jumped on the bandwagon and haven't looked back. Love it and love them. I crack up randomly just thinking about what Si or Jase said on the latest episode. Love when I find someone who also loves the show! I get so tickled.
So what are your current loves? Any you want to share with me?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring...are you there?

Happy Spring everyone. What a beautiful day here in Indiana. The sun is shinning, the birds are whistling and the flowers are blooming. WAIT what? Oh I am sorry....that is wrong information.

Hey has anyone seen that Groundhog, Phil? Well you tell him, that I am not happy. An early Spring he said....not in the least bit. Last year this day is was 83 degrees. 83 Phil! Do you know what the temp is today? 27. Looks like someone needs to retire. Just saying. ☺

Well so today is not warm nor is it above freezing but it isn't snowing and I know we are getting closer to nicer temps. "They" say that it is a good sign that it isn't so warm right now because just maybe we won't have an awful drought and hot temps we had last year.

I know it is near, I can fill it in my bones. My girls are aching to get outside. Just the other day Grace decided she was going out into the backyard to play. I had to remind her that it was just 24 degrees and that it was raining. To that response she said, but the Sun is out. Oh if it were only that easy. It is coming my dear child. You better get ready because mommy and daddy plan on spending a lot of time outside. Lots of park time planned, picnics, blowing bubbles and swinging. I also plan on making a lot of tea and lemonade. ♥

Are you excited for Spring. What are you fun Spring plans? What is the temperature in your area?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Dairy free yogurt

I love Yogurt! The only problem is that I am Lactose Intolerant. There aren't a lot of good DF choices out there though. Yoplait did have a lactose free yogurt which was delicious. However I am having a very hard time finding it now at any store. (tear) It is in a white and green container. If you see it, PLEASE let me know. I love it and would be forever grateful to you! Heck, pick up on for yourself. You will love it too. ♥

So in the meantime I have been trying other yogurts. I recently tried the Silk brand made with Almond milk. I tied the blueberry and black cherry. I still have a peach flavored yogurt in the fridge.

I will say it is a lot better than any other soy yogurt I have tried but not as good as the Yoplait yogurt. The texture and taste are a little off but something I could get use to.

Have you ever tried any of the Silk brand yogurts? What is your favorite type or brand of yogurt?