I wish for you all a day of grace as you give thanks!
My contribution this year was vegetables.
This seemed only fitting since I have been working part time at a neighborhood farm stand.
First on the list:
1. Homemade Whole Cranberry Sauce.
I love whole berry cranberry sauce. I know it is a preferred taste but I love it!
I use the recipe on the back of the bag from Ocean Spray.
I just saw on Oprah's page that she uses orange juice in place of water (as well as a few other ingredients) So, there is lots of room for experimenting.
I love to hear the cranberries pop in the boiling sugar-water mixture!
Every time I make this, I think that I should do it more often because it is soooo easy!
2. Roasted Delicata Squash
I first discovered this squash this year working at the farm stand.
It kind of looks like zebra stripes on the outside and they are fairly light in weight.
I discovered they look so pretty when cut and they are delicious!
I also loved that you do not have to peel them!!
It's fun to find new foods to prepare, especially during the holidays.
You can toast these seeds like pumpkin seeds if you wish.
What have I been avoiding?
(Big problem of mine....)
Today I went to a Financial Advisor at the hospital to figure out my insurance options while unemployed.
I told her my usual...."I feel overwhelmed" comment. I seem to spirt that out to anyone who will listen : )
She (Brandy Ward) then said the funniest thing...
She said, "When you bury your head in the sand, remember what is sticking out."
I needed that! : )
I am a visual person.
I like to color.
The reason I am bringing this up is because I realize that I have to make these tasks in the "Get Ready" part of my life fun to tackle at least to help me accomplish them!
Mayi who I mentioned in my last post has a great video (check it out!) on her site about "Touch it Once"
This meaning, don't tackle something unless you can accomplish it at that moment...don't pick it up...move it to another pile only to pick it up later to move to yet another pile.
I have consciously been making the effort to remember this though out the day and for so many things it is working great!
Some of my projects, for instance unavoidable paperwork, feels like it will take days to get through...so I think
"Can't touch that today!!"
Well, I decided I need to break my big projects into smaller steps and that way I will have time to accomplish them and in the end tackle my end result.
So I came up with a doodle of a flower (visual)
and I am going to color in each section as I accomplish it! (My love of coloring!)
Now if you look at this flower you may (or may not) think to yourself...
"My Goodness...these steps are so elementary my dear!!"
And you know what, They are!!
Hey! Whatever it takes to get it done! : )
This is just the start of my flower for updating my financial information for the bank for the sale of my condo.
I am pulling my head out of the sand and I am going to start coloring!! : )
What creative ideas have you come up with to tackle things that are not your most favorite?
I baked banana bread and it disappeared before our eyes....
We all enjoyed...
My son said to save a slice to put in the microwave....
I kept going back for a nibble...
What is left...
So, I am hoping by substituting pumpkin...it will do the trick till I get to the farm to buy more ripe bananas.
I added a few pumpkin spices...
The batter was more like cake batter....may have added a smidge too much pumpkin....so to be on the safe side I placed the batter in two pans....
Hopefully it won't be mushy or have to be baked for 5 hours!!
Hoping for the best!!
Hope you are having a great fall day!! : )
They looked good from the top looking down...
but, I forgot the baking soda.
Flat as a pancake...almost...
Even so, it tastes good...like pudding cake!
Now off to buy bananas at the farm to make my son banana bread! : )