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Brett Favre's Family Chili Recipe

Thursday, Jan, 7 2016

½ cup chopped green onions
2 green peppers, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 T. butter
1-1/2 lbs. ground beef
Salt and pepper to taste
Tony Chachere’s seasoning to taste (Some seasoning from down south.  Don't think you need it)
Chili powder to taste
1 pkg. McCormick chili seasoning
8 oz. can Hunt’s diced tomatoes
8 oz. can Hunt’s diced roasted garlic tomatoes
8 oz. can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can kidney beans

Saute green onions, peppers, celery, onion and garlic in butter.  Brown ground beef with salt, pepper, Tony’s Chachere’s seasoning and chili powder.  Drain.  Combine meat with vegetables.  Stir and simmer 10 minutes.  Stir in chili seasoning packet.  Add canned tomatoes, cream of mushroom soup and kidney beans.  Bring to a boil and reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes.  Serves 6 to 8.  Optional:  Serve with green onions, jalapeno peppers, grated Cheddar cheese and/or corn chips as Frito pie.

posted by: Kathy Keene 4 month(s) ago Comment On This Post

1915 - One Hundred Years Ago

Wednesday, Jan, 6 2016


What a difference a century makes!

?Here are some statistics for the Year 1915:

The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.

Fuel for cars was sold in drug stores only.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

??The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.

The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.

The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year ...

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year.

A dentist $2,500 per year.

A veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year.

And, a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births took place at home.

Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!

Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as "substandard."

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, and, used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.

The Five leading causes of death were:

1.  Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars ... 

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was only 30.

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet. 

There was neither a Mother's Day nor a Father's Day.

Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write?, and, only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at local corner drugstores.

Back then pharmacists said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach, bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health!"  (Shocking?)

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help...

There were about 230 reported™ murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. !

It is impossible to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.

posted by: Kathy Keene 4 month(s) ago Comment On This Post

Ways to Save the Day with Toothpaste

Tuesday, Jan, 5 2016

If you like to get your money's worth by squeezing every ounce from a tube of toothpaste, you'll be happy to know it has many other uses besides cleaning your teeth.

What you can do:

*  Patch small holes in your walls.  Use a putty knife or butter knife to smooth non-gel toothpaste into the hole.  Then sand the toothpaste to smooth the surface.
*  Erase crayon marks from walls.  Grab some non-gel toothpaste and a scrub bruish, then just wipe until the marks are gone.
*  Shine chrome.  Smear non-gel toothpaste on the chrome surface, use a soft, dry cloth to wipe it down.  The fine abrasive in the pste polishes the chrome to a spotless shine.
*  Deodorize a baby bottle.  Apply toothpaste to your bottle brush to scrub out the stale milk smell.  Then rinse it away.

posted by: Kathy Keene 4 month(s) ago Comment On This Post

1950's Textbook Lessons on Preparing Girls for Married Life

Monday, Jan, 4 2016

The following is from a 1950's Home Economics textbook intended for high school girls, teaching how to prepare for married life.

Have dinner ready
Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal - on time. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him, and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospects of a good meal are part of the warm welcome needed.

Prepare yourself
Take 15 minutes to rest so you will be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your makeup, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh looking. He has just been with alot of work-weary people. Be a little happier and a little more interesting. His boring day may need a lift.

Clear away the clutter
Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives, gathering up school books, toys, paper, etc. Then run a dust cloth over the tables. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift, too.

Prepare the children
Take a few minutes to wash the children's hands and faces if they are small, comb their hair, and if necessary, change their clothes. They are little treasures and he would like to see them playing the part.

Minimize the noise
At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of washer, dryer, dishwasher or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet. Be happy to see him. Greet him with a warm smile and be glad to see him.

Some Don'ts
Don't greet him with problems or complaints. Don't complain if he's late for dinner. Count this as minor compared with what he might have gone through that day.

Make him comfortable
Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or suggest he lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him. Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soft, soothing and pleasant voice. Allow him to relax and unwind.

Listen to him
You may have a dozen things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first.

Make the evening his
Never complain if he does not take you out to dinner or to other places of entertainment; instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure, his need to be home and relax.

The goal
Try to make your home a place of peace and order where your husband can relax

posted by: Kathy Keene 4 month(s) ago Comment On This Post

Review Points for Canon SX60HS by John Ross

Tuesday, Oct, 20 2015

Review Points for Canon SX60HS

• $549.00  MSRP – seen at $459 online

• 65:1 Optical Zoom
(21mm - 1365mm)
• 16.1MP
• Digic 6 Processor
• Useful in low light
• Wi-Fi
• Mobile Device Connect Button

• Face Detection – Tracking in AF
• Auto Zoom while shooting
• Zoom Frame Assist

4 different movie modes
• Standard
• Manual – Speed, Aperture, ISO(light)
• iFrame movie – apple
• Super Slow Motion

• External Mike allowed to plug in

• Ability to print a frame from a movie clip
• Ability to work with Photo Books

Shoot in three  formats:


• Blink Detection
• Face ID – Register up to 12 people
• Electronic Level

• Auto ISO 400-3200

• When using RAW – must use free downloadable “Digital Photo Professional” software to convert to useable format (JPEG or TIFF)
• Camera control from smart phone when using Canon Connect App

posted by: Kathy Keene 7 month(s) ago Comment On This Post

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