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Last Minute Thanksgiving Dessert – Grape Salad

Happy Thanksgiving!  There is so much to be thankful for! I just got home from Wednesday night bluprint service at church and it was amazing. God is definitely moving within this ministry. I’m excited for the things to come in 2014. 🙂

Anyway, about an hour ago I was scrambling around trying to figure out what I was going to take to Mom’s house tomorrow. You see, we had planned on staying in town this year but last night we decided to go ahead and make the trip to good ol’Dimmitt! I hate showing up empty handed to family gatherings so I had to think fast. I’ve had plenty of pie this week so I decided to make this amazing grape salad! I have found various versions of this recipe and they are all divine.  It’s super easy and took me about 25 minutes to prepare.  Here is what you need:

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2 lbs of seedless purple grapes, 2 lbs of green seedless grapes, 8 oz of cream cheese, 8 oz of sour cream, 1/2 cup of white sugar, brown sugar, pecans and 1 tspn vanilla extract (not shown).

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Start out by please rinsing your grapes!  Lol no one likes grainy grapes! 😉

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Then in a separate bowl you will combine the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla and mix with a mixer until it’s smooth.

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When the mixture is smooth fold in your grapes and add a handful (or more) of pecans.

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Once it is all mixed well then you can sprinkle the brown sugar and top with more pecans. This time I added some marshmallows too!

You can eat it just like that but I really love it after it has been chilled for a couple of hours.

I hope you and your family are blessed this Thankgiving!  Enjoy! – Moni ❤

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5 Can Hearty Chili

There is only one thing I love more than fall…winter! There is something about the cold weather that really makes my home…well home. I love cuddling with my family. I love how my make up sets in the mornings.  I love Christmas lights. I love hot chocolate. I love soup and I love CHILI!  I’m not patient enough to make chili from scratch…so this is the next best thing for me! 🙂 I stole this recipe from my sweet sister Maggie, I eventually made it my own. It is super simple and goes great with crackers or Green Chili Cornbread!

This is what you need:
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A package of ground beef, 1 can of ranch style beans, 1 can of minestrone soup, 1 can of beef broth, 1 can of whole kernel corn, 1 can of diced tomatoes and green chilies rotel.

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Season and brown your ground beef to your liking. I use salt, pepper, cumin, and garlic. Occasionally, I put chopped onions but I didn’t have any today.

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This is where it gets really complicated. When your ground beef is about 90% browned, drain the grease and add the rest of the ingredients to the pan you cooked your ground beef in. (It’s ok if your meat is still a little pink. It will finish cooking in the next process.)

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Set your stoves heat setting to medium and let it simmer for about 30 minutes or so.

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It will eventually thicken up some and that’s how you know it is ready. 🙂  Like I said before, this will taste great with crackers or the Green Chili Cornbread  below! 🙂

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I hope you all give this recipe a try! At first I was a little skeptical but now it’s one of my favorite recipes to make during the winter season! My husband loves it because its really hearty and meaty. It’s a perfect MAN MEAL! 😉  I think you could easily throw the cooked beef and other ingredients in the crockpot and get the same results.  🙂

I hope you like it! – Moni<3

5 CAN HEARTY CHILI

  • 1 Package of ground beef
  • 1 Can of ranch style beans
  • 1 Can of beef broth
  • 1 Can of minestrone soup
  • 1 Can of whole kernel corn
  • 1 Can of rotel

Season and brown your ground beef to your liking. I use salt, pepper, cumin, and garlic. Occasionally, I put chopped onions but I didn’t have any today.

When your ground beef is about 90% browned, drain the grease and add the rest of the ingredients to the pan you cooked your ground beef in. (It’s ok if your meat is still a little pink. It will finish cooking in the next process.)

Set your stoves heat setting to medium and let it simmer for about 30 minutes or so.

It will eventually thicken up some and that’s how you know it is ready. 🙂