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Snow in Colorado 
 
Oct. 26, 2011 9:28 am 
Updated: Nov. 4, 2011 6:08 pm
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See inside photos of ---Snow Gato and the view from my dining room window.

It is the first snow of the season in Colorado. My Snow Gato (not real), he protects my hot tub from bird poo. When it snows, I always feel like making chili or soup.  I like to serve a salad and homemade tortillas with chili.  What favorite chili or soup do you like? Also, if anyone knows how to remove the extra letters around the photos let me know. TIA

Grandma Rita's Chili warms your heart.
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Oct. 26, 2011 9:45 am
http://allrecipes.com/personalrecipe/62513882/popas-simple-white-chili/detail.aspx This one is hard to resist even during warm days.
 
Oct. 26, 2011 9:48 am
As for the letters near the photos...I wonder the same thing. Happens to me too even when I delete them they reappear.
 
Oct. 26, 2011 9:51 am
Grandma's Old Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup - - Loaded Baked Potato Soup and Tomato Basil Bisque - - - I love making soup!!! I need some of your snow to get me in the mood - - - alas. . . I live in Florida . . . but I can dream!!!
 
Lela 
Oct. 26, 2011 10:02 am
Yes, you can dream about snow. I doubt that it is 36 degrees in Florida, right now. Every State has its advantages. I always think of Florida as sunny and breezy. Thanks, bd and luv2cook. recipes look good.
 
Naan 
Oct. 26, 2011 11:00 am
Hi Lela, I'm up here in Denver (well, Lakewood actually) where we have about 6-8" on the ground. I'm sitting next to the woodstove and it is indeed cozy! Tonight I'm going to make Roasted Butternut Squash soup with homemade croutons. Enjoy your afternoon!
 
Lela 
Oct. 26, 2011 11:13 am
Hi Nancy. I hope you have your snow boots ready. That's a good snow storm. We have around 2 inches of snow. Butternut Squash I have never tasted. Sounds scrumptious---especially with homemade croutons.
 
Oct. 26, 2011 11:28 am
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/slow-cooker-chicken-taco-soup/detail.aspx A family favorite.
 
Oct. 26, 2011 3:51 pm
Oooh! It snowed here too! We're in Loveland. It was glorious :D
 
Oct. 26, 2011 5:03 pm
Chicken Noodle, Potato soup, Beans And Bacon, Green Pea And Ham\Bacon, Home made tomato, and Yes Chili Don't tell anyone but sometimes I even go to wendy's just for the large chili
 
Lela 
Oct. 26, 2011 7:28 pm
KingSparta all sounds good--LOL on the Wendy's Chili-I think it is a good chili. I especially like ham/bacon and potato soup.
 
Lela 
Oct. 26, 2011 7:29 pm
HilaryJo Snow is always a glorious day for soup or chili!
 
 
 
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Lela

Member Since
Nov. 2009

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian

Hobbies
Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Walking

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About Me
I enjoy cooking for our family sit down dinners. Although my kids are grown, we are a close family that enjoys 4-5 sit down dinners a week together. My family's favorite dinner is chicken enchiladas smothered in green chili. I have a passion for cooking, baking for the holidays and food photography.
My favorite things to cook
I am family oriented and spend time with my family enjoying meals. My favorite things to cook are Mexican food and any food my family asks me to cook. My family looks forward to home cooked Mexican food at least once a week and Italian food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am on a journey to reclaim family recipes that were lost when the cooks in my family passed away. Cooking traditions are a major part of my passion for cooking. On Christmas Eve, we always had green chili and tamales. Cookie baking, lemon bars, pizzelles , and potica have been a must at Christmas as long as I can remember. My family looks forward to homemade pizza, when we gather as a family to decorate the Christmas cookies. Thanksgiving wouldn't be Thanksgiving without noodles and gravy piled high on mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and broccoli and rice casserole. On the 4th of July, there is the 4th of July Potato Salad that I make using 10 pounds of potatoes. Mexican Food is part of our weekly menu--green chili served over mashed potatoes or as a slopper (green chili poured over hamburgers.) I am always making tortillas for someone. They call my tortillas little white pieces of gold. Saturdays are Family night for dinner. It is the one day my kids can request a meal.
My cooking triumphs
Seeking help on the Buzz and the AR Blog has resulted in a few triumphs. I am extremely ecstatic about overcoming the yeast monster. I can now bake baguettes, focaccia and the best rolls in the world, my Grandma Rita's Butter Rolls.
My cooking tragedies
My first attempts at baking bread/rolls resulted in rock hard flat rolls. However, I am improving. Baking at High Altitude is somewhat of a challenge.
 
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