“Spooky Chili”

I love the seasonal colors of orange and black in this hearty and easy to make chili. It is a great chili to make for Halloween. Once Halloween hits, it becomes soup, stew, and chili season in my home. Yum! Well to be honest, I like soup anytime of the year!     Spooky Chili 1 T olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 large onion, chopped 1 large orange bell pepper, seeded and diced large 10 oz. box fresh...

Autumn’s Basket

  “Autumn’s peak performance fills our home with love as a basket of gratitude is deposited at our feet.”  By Lori Pelikan Strobel     Our week started off with a check up on our dog’s hip replacement. The good news is that Louie is healing very well. He has regained much of his muscle loss, however, he still needs to be very careful over the next month. Louie must remain on leash, which...

Autumn Runners Gather(ING)-Hartford Marathon

“Autumn Runners Gather(ING) – Hartford Marathon” Today I watched and cheered my daughter, her boyfriend and thousands of other runners at my very first half marathon. I am so proud of all the runners. What an accomplishment to cross that finish line! It was a fun way to spend a beautiful autumn day with my dog Louie too.  The event was extremely well organized and everyone was so friendly. We made...

Life in Autumn

“Life at 80 years old is the moment of authenticity and perfection. The time to reflect on goodness and blessings. Life at eighty just keeps getting happier.” by Lori Pelikan Strobel   Happy Birthday Grampa! Study: Best Years of Life Could Be in Your 80s http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/04/05/study-the-best-years-of-our-lives-could-be-in-our-eighties/ Over the next few weeks, I will be posting some...

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