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Weekly Pics

20131107_053653Coyer hangs out in his Rock ‘n’ Play while Mom and Dad get ready for work in the mornings.  Dad loves making Coyer laugh with all of his silly funny faces!

20131108_082236This is the reaction I get from Coyer when I make funny faces.  I’m pretty sure he’s already realized that his Momma is crazy! 😉

20131109_153333We had a little bit of company over to our place on Saturday to watch the Nebraska game.  Justyn’s cousin, Jessica, recently moved to the Phoenix area… and her parents drove down from Salt Lake to visit this weekend!  Another one of the Richter cousins, Darby, stopped by along with his wife, Jenifer.

It was a lot of fun to have everyone over for the game!  Plus, it gave me the perfect opportunity to put together a spread of yummy football food:

20131109_142122I made my favorite Turkey Chili that everyone always seems to love!  (recipe below)

20131109_170647Marley was such a good pup while everyone was here.  He just curled up on the couch and slept most of the afternoon (while Uncle Tom checked on scores).

20131110_074427The little guy has just started to learn how to grab onto his toys!  I keep hanging new things in his play gym to see what will catch his eye and is easy for him to catch.  He’s also getting a lot better at entertaining himself… which is such a nice break for Mom sometimes!

Lastly, here’s that recipe for the Turkey Chili:


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1.25 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 cup sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato puree
  • 1 cup chunky salsa
  • 3/4 cup diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon steak sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper


  • Heat oil in a large skillet, cook the turkey, onion, green pepper and celery over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain.
  • Transfer turkey and vegetables to a 5 quart crock-pot.  Stir in the beans, tomato puree, salsa, tomatoes, broth, water, seasonings. Cook on high for 2-3 hours or until chili reaches desired thickness.

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