Palace Pot Luck

The Palace is a happening place to be today!  SO much going on and accomplished before noon, I deserve an award of some kind.

Coffee was first and foremost, no caffeine = NO activity in my brain.

I cleaned out my email for my businesses, way too much spam had accumulated there.  Now there are a few dozen informative items to be read, listened too or filed but that will come later.

Showered and then gave the 8yo her bath.  She doesn’t really need much help except with washing her hair and getting a comb through Mount Tangle-Fest that invades her cute scalp over night.  She is ready to go cheer for her school football game, soon as the cheer leading uniform is on.

11yo showered then both kiddos fed breakfast.

1 large crock pot full of chili is on low in the kitchen for dinner.  My recipe.  VERY tasty and yes I will post it below with a photo of our dinner.

Cantaloupe cut and in a bowl, green grapes the size of a VW Bug washed and added, so now there is a mega bowl of fresh fruit to be snacked on.

Doggie got her bath, now she no longer smells icky.

Dishes done (can’t put everything in the dishwasher).

Dishwasher unloaded and put away.

Not too shabby a morning so far!  Now awaiting the new washer & dryer to be delivered.

Okay here is the recipe. It rocks, and is simple and you can use it for a base for something more elaborate if you wish.  This is meaty, and a tad sweet but not spicy hot.


This can simmer for a few hours on the stove or put it in the crock pot.

3 lbs ground beef (or chuck/sirloin, whatever you prefer)

1 package of beefy onion soup mix (Lipton or store brand works great)

1/2 package frozen onion (I buy the 12 ounce bag and use half)

3 cans seasoned black beans

3 cans diced tomatoes (I use the chili seasoned ones)

1 package of chili powder (I use Buena Vida)

Brown the meat then add the onions, chili powder and soup mix.  Allow to cook together for a few minutes.  Then add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for a few hours or cook on low in your crock pot and come home to a nice, tasty chili.

Best part is that kids love this too as it isn’t spicy.