Friday, October 4, 2013

Au revoir!

I'm in a Parisian state of mind...
Friiiday. FRIIIDAY. FRRRRIIIIIDAAAAYYY!!! And not to brag, but this Friday is extra sweet for me because Dr. H and I are off on a(nother) anniversary adventure, this time to France! (I bragged). Anyway, even if you aren't headed to France tonight, I'm wishing you the most wonderful weekend and some sunny, smiley October days ahead. Plenty of goodies will still be here between the 31 Days of Halloween and some F.I.T.S. of Merriment, so keep stopping by and being merry. Au revoir!

31 Days of Halloween - A Glow-in-the-Dark Mummy Pumpkin!
This adorable alternative to a jack 'o lantern is sure to bring the smiles (and if you ask me, it's just as cool!) Pin it HERE or go straight to the BHG instructions HERE.

"Feed Your Football Face" Recipe of the Week: Chili Mac Casserole*
*brought to you by Lady Behind the Curtain
This hearty dish is perfect for the colder weeks ahead when tailgating means warming up and filling up with something tasty.
1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 - 28 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 - 16 ounce kidney beans, undrained
6 ounces tomato paste
4 ounces chopped green chilies
2-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups Mexican cheese blend, shredded
Instructions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook macaroni according to package directions. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic until meat is no longer pink. Stir in the tomatoes, beans, tomato paste, chilies and seasonings. Drain macaroni; add to beef mixture. Transfer to a 9x13-inch baking dish. Cover with foil and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5-8 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Click HERE for the full recipe (including printable version) or HERE to Pin it!
Check out previous "Feed Your Football Face" recipes HERE.

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