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January 13, 2012

I'm no photographer

Well it finally looks like winter in Illinois.  This is going to make my outfit pictures a little more challenging.  Like the next picture - I cut off part of my head.  I was in a hurry - it was really cold.  

And here's a perfect recipe for a snowy, winter day:
Let me start this part by saying I am so far from a professional photographer - especially when it comes to taking pictures of food.  I have a nice camera, I just need to learn how to use it! I promise you that this tasted delicious, although my pictures may lead you to believe differently.   It is easy, cheap and probably pretty healthy.  I made it in about 10 minutes the other morning before leaving for work.  

Chicken Chili 

2 lbs shredded chicken 
(I actually used turkey this time.  I had it in the freezer - which makes the recipe even easier!) 
48 oz. northern white beans (drained)
16 oz. thick and chunky salsa 
8 oz. shredded cheese (taco/cheddar, any kind you like) 
2 cans swanson chicken broth
1 can corn
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp chili powder 

Here's the ingredients: 

Almost forgot to take a picture of these bad boys:

Put it all in the crock pot and stir.  
I leave it on low all day while I'm at work and just turn it to warm when I get home.  It probably wouldn't need more than 2 hours in there if you wanted.  

I usually make corn bread to go with it. 
It is SO easy and a perfect winter meal! 
Isn't the crock pot the best?? 

Happy Friday! 
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Krystina @ Cup 'a Hot Chocolate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Came over from Hollie's Follow Friday!! Your outfits seriously are super cute!! I resolved this year to start taking part in What I Wore Wednesdays as a way to force myself to put together outfits more often... Day 13 of the new year and still nothin! :/ And that recipe- Reason #1,987,463- Why I NEED a crockpot!!! Excited to keep snooping around!

Anna Elder said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Man I love Chilli. Found you via Hollie's link-up. Lots of cute outfits. We got some snow here in Oklahoma, but nothing like you did!

Elisabeth said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

super cute outfit - and i'll have to try the chili :) i found you from the link - up too and i'd love for you to follow me back!

Jam, Rio, Bri, Rissa said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the outfit. Where'd you get the socks?


Heather said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

haha the 2nd pic makes me smile

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Breanna said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your outfit girlie :) I'm gonna have to try that recipe out as well!

Lisa @ Organized Chaos said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I think your chili looks really good. We love chili around my house! So are those 2 different pairs of socks you have sticking out your boots in the top photos? It looks really cute!
~Lisa @ O.C.