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Hi! I'm Billie Jo, a wife to one and mother to four who loves all things home and family. During the day I homeschool, do laundry, and drink way excessive amounts of coffee. I would much rather read than exercise, and I am blessed to live the life I dreamed of.
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Food, Coffee, and Books

On Sunday morning, Madison suggested we put something in the crockpot for dinner. I didn't have any meat thawed, but I did have some frozen chicken breast strips and some peppers and onions in the fridge. We threw those in, added some whole canned tomatoes, some garlic, Italian seasonings, and some homemade pasta sauce we bought at the pumpkin patch. It cooked all day, and we served it over some thin spaghetti. It was the best chicken cacciatore I have had in a long time! And it made me feel extra close to my Dad, as it was one of his very favorite meals.

Mornings in late October mean morning spooky movies and steaming hot coffee.
Afternoons mean the spooky movies are replaced with spooky books.
The coffee stays the same. 

Have I told you of my new love of all things avocado?
One of my favorite ways to eat it is on whole-grain toast with eggs, tomato, red onion, and cilantro. Did I mention avocado?

Have a spooky, fun, festive Halloween, my friends!
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  1. YUMMY! That sounds perfect for a great meal! It's about time to blow that pumpkin out for another year. BOO HOO, BOO:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

  2. Love it all! (yaaaay for avocado!! : ).
    Have a happy and spooky Halloween! Hugs to everyone!!

  3. Super cute sayings!! Happy Halloween!!

  4. Always great when you can throw things in a crock pot and have a meal come out just right. Sounds as if you are having a super cozy Halloween time!

  5. The meal sounds yummy. Wont be long til all the ghosts and goblins go back into hiding. It is to be a yukky, rainy day tomorrorw so we wont have any trick or treaters.

  6. Okay.. now I am hungry. That looks amazing.
    I'm gonna end the Halloween fiesta with another pot of Brain Stew ( cream of shrimp soup) and a loaf of French bread. Tomorrow - Halloween- paul and I have a margarita dinner date. : )
    Happy Halloween awesome friend!

  7. I love my slow cooker, your recipe sounds so delicious, what I call comfort food.
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. You just always make me feel so cozy!! And you're speaking Annie and my love language when you speak of avocado 🥑 ❤️ Lol!


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