Meet the Sullivans

March 19, 2018

Lately - T-ball, Trains and a Recipe

Where has time gone? I pulled these photos off my camera over a week ago to share here and now I feel like they're way old. A little this and that from what we've been up to lately.

Greek Burger Recipe. In an effort to eat a little healthier these days I've been trying to eat a high-protein, low-carb diet, not really a "diet" since I'm hoping to make it a norm. I'm not eating like this all the time, I still drink my International Delight coffee creamer every morning, and I still drink a glass of wine most nights, but otherwise I'm trying to keep my intake of empty calories low.

The dinner you see above, Greek Turkey Burgers, is one of my favorites right now. The burger has all sorts of good stuff in it with so much flavor! I top it with about 2 tbsps of homemade taziki or Good Foods Cucumber Feta dip.
Ballpark visit. We took the boys up to San Francisco on the train last weekend to visit the ballpark, eat lunch and ride the Coca-cola slide.  Owen started t-ball a few weeks ago, so we thought this would be a fun field trip for him. It's always neat seeing the ball park empty! We can't wait for baseball season!

Luke loved riding the train on the way up! Every time we stopped he would say "New choo-choo??", which means "more choo choo", but on the way back he was not as keen on it. On the way back he would get up at each stop and say "Allllll done!" He was pretty cute.

T-ball season is here! Owen's t-ball team had their first game last weekend! I thought Owen looked so handsome in his uniform and he really loved getting to play baseball with all the kids on his team. Keith is helping with the games and stays on the out field or dugout with the kids most of the game, which Owen loves. 

The snack parent for our first game really knocked it out of the park (get my joke?) with the snack! Each snack had a cute personalized tag, sunflower seeds, chocolate baseballs, a baseball toy, goldfish crackers and a cutie! I'm not sure I'll be able to top that when it's our turn! 

Soccer Camp. Speaking of sports, I'm signing Owen up for another week of Challenger Soccer camp this summer, since he loved it so much last year! Not only did he have a lot of fun, but it also got him moving in the summer and prepared for soccer season in the fall.

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March 14, 2018

RECIPE: White Bean Turkey Chilli

This White Bean Turkey Chili recipe is one of those recipes I make all the time and feel like I'm always telling people about, because we love it, but I don't have the recipe written down anywhere.

It's pretty basic and the photos aren't gorgeous (sorry, nothing Pinterest-worthy), but this chili is GOOD and you should probably add it to your arsenal of family-friendly recipes. This is also one of those recipes I can make without measuring or checking a recipe, which I love, because who has time to do that! And it makes a ton, so there are always leftovers or enough to freeze.


1 pound ground turkey
1 (16 ounce) can diced no salt added tomatoes
3 (16 ounce) cans Cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 (4 ounce) can fire roasted green chiles
1 medium onion, diced
5 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning
1 qt chicken stock
1 cup 2% colby jack cheese, grated
Salt and pepper to taste 

1. Heat the olive oil in a heavy bottom pot. Sauté the onions until translucent, then add the garlic for about a minute. Make sure the garlic doesn't burn. I like to add a little salt at this point. Kosher salt is my favorite.

2. Add the ground turkey and stir until it is cooked through and brown and crumbly.

3. Add the taco seasoning and stir. Sometimes a do a few shakes of cumin as well. Add the cannellini beans, diced tomatoes and stir to combine.

5. Pour in some of the chicken stock, but just enough to make the whole thing full, but not so much that it covers the chili -- you don't want it to become a soup. Now let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes or longer if you need to or want to. Make sure to keep an eye in case you need to add more chicken stock.

6. Add a handful (about a cup or so) of cheese and stir, then serve!

If you give this a try please let us know how it turned out for you and if you liked it! Enjoy!