Kitchen Sink Chili

Hi Friends 🙂

Did you have a nice weekend? Were you a lucky attendee of Foodbuzz? I loved reading the recaps and wish I could have tasted all of that wonderful FOOD! But I think our vacation to Las Vegas (this weekend!!!) totally makes up for not going, right?

Speaking of our Vegas trip, we really haven’t planned much. I’m hoping we find some time tonight or tomorrow to figure out what restaurants we really want to try, shows we might want to see, etc. I like to plan things ahead of time and it is driving me nuts that we don’t have this trip figured out yet. Are you a planner or do you like to go with the flow?

Yesterday I spent quite a bit of time cleaning up the house — vacuuming, changing sheets, laundry, cleaning toilets (ugh), cleaning the stove, microwave, etc. I took advantage of the “extra” hour from Daylight Savings Time. After that I met my mom for a walk, and then I finished up the day helping Jason’s mom (Hi Deb!) with some yard work.

I came home to a crockpot full of this:

My favorite chili. Basically throw whatever you have on hand and throw it in the crockpot. I used a few stalks of chopped celery, chopped carrots, 2 cans kidney beans, 1 lb browned ground beef, 2 cans V8, some salt, pepper and a heaping tablespoon of chili powder. I had my chili with a side of cornbread:

This is a Vitalicious Cornbread Vitatop — I won a huge box of Vita products from Beth’s giveaway:

These babies are huge in the world of Weight Watchers. I remember going to my meetings and hearing people RAVE about them. I never tried them — $5 for a box of 4 at my grocery store. No thanks. But for 100 calories, these things aren’t too bad. The ingredient list isn’t the best and I’d rather have real cornbread, but the taste isn’t too bad. Kind of “fake” tasting though. I didn’t like that the second ingredient is sugar…

Good thing these muffins need to be stored in the freezer. I think it is going to take us a long time to get through the whole box.

1. What was the highlight of your weekend?

2. Have you ever tried Vita products? What did you think?

3. What is your favorite flavor muffin? Do you have a favorite muffin recipe? Feel free to leave  a link 🙂


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