Anyone else have foods that remind you of a specific time of year? I don’t mean just a season. Chili, specifically this easy chili recipe made with Carroll Shelby’s kit, always reminds me of the weekend between Christmas and New Year’s. For the past few years I’ve found myself too tired from holiday cooking to make a big meal but yearning something hearty and home-cooked. Three dozen decorated cut-out cookies, four pies, and a (also my first) maple honey ham within a few days really takes it out of a girl! This chili always fits what I’m looking for this week of the year—ease, little time investment, and pre-portioned. You’ll love this easy chili recipe when you need to warm up, fill up, and relax between holiday activities.
I was so excited when one of my best friends, Rachel, asked me to get together with her last week to make a holiday wreath! Both of our work schedules and the traffic we’ve seen in our respective positions has been crazy the last few weeks, and it’s hard for us to coordinate our work schedules. I know I can’t be the only one feeling like my social life has been lacking due to holiday preparations/stress and a busy work life! Not only does making a holiday wreath get you excited for the season, but it’s an easy activity to fit in with a friend after working all day. Get out your ribbon and glue gun and create with us!
This meat and cheese board is easy and so much fun to put together. If you’re like me and classify cheese as a food group (not proud of it, but I’m being transparent here), then a meat and cheese board is an obvious element to include in a food spread. I hadn’t made one before and was apprehensive for some reason, which seems silly in hindsight. If you’re in the same place I was two weeks ago stressing over what all you need to include in your first meat and cheese board, you’re in the right place. Here’s what I put together and what I learned from the process.