Mom’s Wild Card Chili

My mother is not a fantastic cook, but she sure makes a good pot of chili. This is her recipe.

1 lb Chopped beef
1/2 c Chopped onion
1 can of dark red kidney beans.
1 can of refried beans
1 can of tomato sauce
1 cup of water
1 teaspoon of chopped hot red peppers
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt
1/8 teaspoon of black pepper
1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons of chili powder
1 tablespoon of molasses

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Meaningful Moments

“My life is moving at a fairly rapid clip, and I don’t need to be pushing my own envelope. I try to cultivate meaningful moments. Don’t get me wrong. A lot of meaningful moments have happened in nightclubs at 3 a.m. If I had more time, I’d probably have more of them!”
Anne Hathaway

ABC News Features Amelia Island

Take a look at this video that came from The Weekend Window, an ABC News production, when they featured a video focusing on the natural and pristine side of Amelia Island, implying that, “Amelia Island just may be Heaven on Earth!”

(Sorry, you will have to sit thru a very short commercial, but it is worth the wait.)

Shrimp Festival

The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival,“Always Held the First Weekend in May”, is now just two months away! The official dates are set for May 1-3, 2009. The Pirate Parade is themed, “Home Grown Shrimp, the Pick of the Litter” and takes place on Thursday, April 30, at 6:00 p.m.

This is the 46th anniversary for the festival which features more than 300 juried Arts & Crafts exhibitors, in addition to Antiques & Collectible vendors, a Fun Zone with kid friendly activities, live entertainment from multiple stages and Fernandina Beach and Nassau County’s official Ambassadors to the World, the Fernandina Pirates Club!

Crock Pot Lasagna

This is likely one of the easiest lasagna recipes you will ever see. Vegetarian or with meat, this is tasty and so simple you will feel smarter than a 5th grader!

3 cups diced, cooked and drained vegetables such as broccoli, mushrooms, spinach, zucchini, eggplant and bell pepper
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped Read more

Nassau County Real Estate Sales

If your Realtor friends around Amelia Island were telling you this was a slow week for the housing industry in Fernandina Beach, Florida, they were not kidding. Real estate sales in Nassau County were down for the week of 2/20/2009 to 2/27/2009, compared to the previous week.

2/20/2009 $489,500
2/20/2009 321,000
2/24/2009 325,000
2/24/2009 490,000
2/25/2009 390,000
2/26/2009 304,400
2/26/2009 175,500

“Th-th-th-th-th-th that’s all folks!”

Submit Your Artwork

Boss Arts invite you to show off your art at the “Ah Ha” Art House Show held April 9th thru the 17th on Amelia Island, Florida. There is no admission fee for attendees and this show is open to the public.

This is an open call to artists welcoming you to include your art in this “critique-free” and “self-juried” show!

Submit your pieces for only $5.00 each piece on CD, DVD, email attachments (jpg) or prints between March 1st and April 2nd. Visit the Art House Web site for more information.

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