Weekend Recap

This weekend was exactly what I needed! I love relaxed, full weekends! Friday night began with an evening with friends and a run, of course! After our run we stuffed ourselves with homemade chili and cornbread! It was wonderful! I love hiding veggies in places you least expect them.

Chili Recipe

  • 1/2 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 can (19 oz.) black beans
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • shredded cheddar cheese – for garnish, if desired
Begin by browning the ground beef in a large pot or Dutch oven over moderate heat. When the beef is halfway browned, add the celery, green pepper, onions and garlic. When the meat is completely browned, add the tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, mustard powder and tomato sauce. Simmer for an hour or two. (Adjust spices to taste.) Add the black beans during the last 15-20 minutes of simmering.
Garnish with some shredded cheese if desired.

Saturday Grace let us sleep in till 8! That is a record and it was glorious! After laying around the house for a while we ventured outside to trim bushes. They were in desperate need of trimming and they look so much better. Then we took Grace on a walk/run to enjoy the beautiful weather we have here in SC. 

Sunday after church we headed to Greenville to take Grace to the Zoo for the first time! I don't know how much of the animals she was actually taking in, but I know she loved being outside and with her mom and dad. Right next to our zoo is an awesome playground, which was more of a hit than the zoo. She could not get enough of running all around and watching all the children play. 

We hope your weekend was fill with fun and family!


  1. Sleeping in until 8?!!! OMG, that sweet girl! :) Sounds like a great weekend!

    1. I know it was a long time coming and I soaked up every second!


Hi! I'm Katie. Wife to Michael. Mom to Grace, David Michael & Emma. Christ Follower. Runner. Stay at home mommy.
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