Happy November 12th!
It’s just a day.
I happens to be a Monday this year, but more to the point, there are fifty days until 2018 is over.
How are you doing?
Personally, that week or so surrounding Halloween is a disaster. There are kid-related things for Halloween; there is MyChild’s birthday and requisite party, class party, and family celebrations; and, (regardless of which company I am working for) always a major work project or event in the midst of that time.
Once I hit October first, I know I just need to keep my head down and moving forward.
Last Friday, everything was done. I am free!
New Year’s resolutions to plan.
I know a LOT of people are doing the “Last 90 Days”-type of thing, but I just could NOT take on another project during the month of October.
But, looky, looky…..
We have 50 days left.
We can do this!
Here is what I WILL accomplish by the end of the year
EOY TBR a.k.a. End of Year To Be Read Pile
Visit the gym (at least) 4 days each week
Write in my Gratitude Journal 5 days each week
December-Bake-a-Thon – my own plan to bake every day in December
Work on my Book(s)
How about you?
What are your plans for the next 50 days?
Are you taking care of yourself, too?
One thing I AM quite good at is planning the menu for a holiday meal.
Here are some of my favorite things to include in a big family meal – perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Directly out of the FoodNetwork Magazine, courtesy of Ree Drumond, THIS. IS. AMAZING.
This is the same recipe I mentioned a couple weeks ago.
A bit of a change from traditional mashed potatoes, the extra flavors from the celery root and parsnips in this mashed medley is very good. Don’t be afraid of celery root. It looks weird, but is so good.
Sweet Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, Parsnips, Carrots.
Toss them all in olive oil and salt and pepper. Spread out in single layer on baking sheet. Roast in 425 deg F oven for 20 minutes, stir and roast for another 15 – 20 min (depending on oven and preference). Easy Peasy.
This is a recipe I found when searching for a healthier option over the traditional green bean casserole. Side note: I ALSO made Campbell’s Green Bean Casserole that year, because #tradition.
Traditional all the way.
Now, I’m starving. I’m going to go search my kitchen for a snack.
If you want to find any other recipes that might be fun to try, look HERE.
Have a great day!