Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Start a mini revolution!

About a year and a half ago, I wrote a post about my first experience making a chilli. Chilli is one of those things that I always thought about as being complicated and hard to make, and honestly, I never went looking for a recipe... Until I watched a TV show and then bought a recipe book by Jamie Oliver (aka the Naked Chef) called The Food Revolution. For those of you who haven't seen it - it was a reality show with a premise of making over the eating habits of one of the unhealthiest cities in the USA, Huntington, WV. The show was great and his book is just as good.

I have to say that I love this chilli recipe. But more importantly - my very picky husband AND my daughter do as well. This recipe makes quite a bit of quantity, so after eating the chilli for 3 days (that's right, they didn't mind having it for supper 3 days in the row!), we froze the rest :)

Here's how it goes:

You can barely see the rice - cause chilli is SO good! he-he :)

... and that's how much chilli is made from this recipe (something like 8 servings +)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Let's talk nails...

I often think about writing reviews for some of the products I use - the ones that impact me strongly (positively or negatively, either way). But I never get around to actually doing that! ...Well, not true, I've done a few reviews on baby products on my blog :)

This review is about a nail product that I recently discovered... I love my nails; they are long and don't break too often. Usually I cut them relatively short, but that's where the care often ends - being a busy mom, I have absolutely no time waiting for a nail polish to dry! And let's face it, if you want a nice manicure that will stay there for longer than a day before chipping, you have to put on 2 coats. And if the colour is in the dark shades, you want to use a base coat + top coat. So that's 4 coats of polish that have to dry! What mother has got time for that? Not this one!

So the product is Sally Hansen 14-day Nail Shield: