Chili Bean Time

It's that time of year again! My husband makes his wonderful chili beans. He uses turkey meat instead of beef. I like it better than beef and its better for you. Unfortunately, you will not see this on my recipe page because its his own special blend of flavors. Everyone has there own way of making chili beans. Just try using turkey instead of beef. Kids will never know the difference and you probably wont either except it just taste better and leaner.
Now put this with a cake of homemade cornbread cooked in an iron pan and the cobbler I made last night and you got meal so good you will think your at the table with the Waltons!
Blackberry cobbler.

Whats up Downtown

Saturday, the town I live in held a celebration in its honor. There were games and jump houses for kids, several bands, car shows, funnel cakes, etc. I even got to meet Ronald McDonald! As me and my husband walked through the streets we could smell the cookers and smokehouses of BBQ. It smelled so good and made me hungry. I thought I could get a taste of the BBQ but it was just a cook off amongst the BBQ chefs. So, we went into a little cafe uptown where I got me a gourmet hot dog.

"G-Town" dog. It was delicious! I didn't even think of taking this
 picture until it was half eaten. 

A couple of the cars in the car show.

They even had wine tasting from a local winery.

Later that evening we returned to the streets where they were having an Oktoberfest with several bands, beer and dancing. I even participated in a demo, with my dance class while the band took a break. It was fun but it was cold! We didnt stay long. Just long enough for me to dance then we headed out to eat. Events like this are nice because you get to see friends, mingle and support the town you live in. Three years ago this place was like a ghost town.