Welcome to the weekend, my associates! Can I simply begin by saying “YAY for January”? I really like the contemporary begin that the brand new yr brings us. I’m not one for setting particular targets or resolutions in January, however I do love the contemporary clear starting after the vacations.
The primary few months of 2024 are jam-packed for us and I’m wanting ahead to all of it – whereas additionally soaking in each calm second at house in between instances. I’m headed to NM subsequent week for my annual sister journey and counting down the times till I can hug my sisters once more.
ON THE BLOGS THIS WEEK: Some meals are so fundamental, so extremely easy, that it may be troublesome to explain their awesomeness. That’s how I really feel about cottage cheese with fruit. Two substances. (Certain, you’ll be able to gown it up a bit, in the event you like, however at its coronary heart, simply 2 substances.) Whether or not that is my breakfast, a day snack, or a candy chunk after dinner, I eat this mixture sooner or later practically each single day.
Savory chunks of rooster mingle with candy grapes, crunchy walnuts, and crisp apples on this straightforward Chicken Waldorf Salad. It is a lunch you’ll placed on repeat!
Tender chunks of ham meld with earthy inexperienced beans and hearty potatoes on this tremendous easy meal of Crockpot Ham, Green Beans, and Potatoes. After I inform you that this was an sudden success, I can’t emphasize that sufficient. That is hearty consolation meals that isn’t heavy with cheese or oils. It’s so simple as might be and my entire household gave it two thumbs up.
Fluffy potatoes with crisp, roasted edges are seasoned to perfection with simply rosemary, salt, and pepper in these Rosemary Roasted Potatoes. My entire household begins to seize these proper off the pan after they come out of the oven.
Brown sugar is the star of the present on this do-it-yourself Brown Sugar Icing with notes of caramel and molasses mingling on this pourable, dreamy frosting.
The unforgettable tang of wealthy, buttermilk cake is topped with a layer of candy caramel frosting on this Buttermilk Cake topped with that impossible to resist icing.
Spicy Chocolate Ice Cream is chilly, creamy chocolate with a touch of spicy warmth from chili and cinnamon. This ice cream warms your mouth whilst you’re chilled from the ice cream. The mixture of warmth with the chilly is improbable.
What I’m CRAVING: I’ve gone from craving all of the salads final week to craving all of the pancakes at the moment! (Do you know we’ve 24 pancake recipes here? and 20 pancake recipes over here?) My household actually loves pancakes!) My boys and I are going to strive a few new recipes this morning too!
My FAVORITE THING this week is my very basic to-do-list style, undated planner. I’ve advised you about it earlier than, however it’s value mentioning once more as I simply opened up a brand new one this week. I switched to this model of planner a few years in the past and it’s been an excellent match for me. It really works nicely as my guidelines for every day with the additional advantage of getting time slots on the aspect for the times once I’m extra scheduled.
What I’m READING: Atomic Habits by James Clear. I’ve most likely learn this ebook a minimum of 3-4 instances now and referred again to it extra instances than I do know. I can’t advocate it extremely sufficient. Teenagers, younger adults, enterprise house owners, at-home mother and father, retirees – there’s recommendation right here that would profit anybody and everybody, at any stage of life. I personal it on Kindle, in paper, and as an audiobook. It’s a wonderful refresher and reminder of the place I would like my priorities to be.
What I’m LISTENING to: Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.Okay. Rowling. Described as “A group of well-loved tales for witches and wizards of all ages, The Tales of Beedle the Bard are the wizarding world’s Grimm’s Fairytales.” It is a enjoyable, quick learn for any Harry Potter fan. In case you occur to take pleasure in audiobooks and are additionally a little bit of a Harry Potter nerd, the 90-minute narration is improbable. Jude Legislation reads Dumbledore’s half and I loved it.
“Give because of the Lord, for he’s good; his love endures perpetually.” Psalm 107:1-2 NIV
Wishing you a stunning week filled with little issues that make you smile!