Monday, October 08, 2012

A few short notes

Dear Chattanooga Drivers,

A.) The left lane is for passing, not the right.
B.) Turn signals. USE THEM.
c.) That game of chicken you're playing where you try to force me out of my lane? I'll win every dang time and your insurance will pay. I'm looking at you, snotty lady in the Range Rover in St. Elmo.



Dear Old Navy Pop-Color Rockstar Cords,

You are delightful. That is all.



Dear Seven Cans of Pumpkin in my Cupboard,

Don't get too comfy. Jason's thrown down the challenge and I've got all manner of plans for you. Cookies, bread, cupcakes, lattes...oh, it's on.

Polishing my Kitchen Aid,
Leslie Ruth


Dear Readers,

Looking for a yummy Autumn meal that's ready when you get home from work? You should make this.

Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup

1 can of Rotel
1 can of Corn
1 can of Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
2 frozen Chicken Breasts
8 oz. block of Cream Cheese
1 packet dry Ranch dressing (I used taco seasoning packet & that worked well, too)
1 Tablespoon Cumin
1 teaspoon Onion Powder
1 teaspoon Chili Powder

Put all the ingredients in your crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours. 
Take out the chicken and use two forks to gently shred it. Toss that back in, stir & enjoy!

*I doubled the recipe (but only used one seasoning packet) and it was enough for the both of us, with leftovers to freeze and some to eat later this week.*

It's creamy, spicy, and totally delicious. Now I'm wishing I'd tossed some fresh avocado on the top of mine. Next time, definitely.

Just looking out for your taste buds,


Dear Jo-Ann's Fabrics,

Thanks to you, I'm having a lovely little love affair with the gorgeous autumn colored felt you sell.  My crafty genes offer a hearty, "Well done, you!"

{October Photo a Day, 8 - A forest of angles while I get my crafty on.}

Can't stop cutting out felt flowers,
Leslie Lu


  1. I think I have a problem.

    When the leaves change, I have this unhealthy addiction to buying cans of pumpkin every. time. I. go. to. the. store.

    It's unnatural.

    Pumpkin scrambled eggs? Yep.
    Pumpkin cheesecake? Uhuh.
    Pumpkin EVERYTHING? Absolutely.

    The kicker? I hate pumpkin.


  2. Pumpkin Crisp from A Liz Adventures is on my list for this week. It's ON.

    PS: Totally agree w/ you on the Chatt drivers. The LEFT lane is to move - not to hang out!!

    1. Oooh, that pumpkin crisp looks amazing! Pinned it for later :)

  3. What color cords did you decide on?

    1. Navy blue and red. I may be consulting you on how to rock the red.

    2. I WANTED the red! They were sold out in my size. I may be a little jealous that you have them. ;)

  4. Some tutorials on felt project, pleeeease? I'm enamored by felt every time I go to Michaels or Hobby Lobby, but I can never figure out what to do with it! I'd love to see what you're making!

  5. You didn't dare make that pin cushion, did you? Love it. I want to see your flowers too. OMG, a whopping whole block of cream cheese in that soup that sounds so good. I've got to pick and choose, so I'll take mine on the muffins. The recipe, please.


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