Like most people, I am making some changes this year, and one of those things is the way I eat.
Now, I am not making huge, sweeping changes, because that never lasts for me. But I am trying to eat more "real" food and less processed junk. Honestly, lately I just don't feel "good" and my energy levels are lower than they should be, so my diet is the first place for me to tackle.
On my other blog I wrote about "yeses" and "nos" that lead to making changes and switching direction in life. Eating better food is a "yes" for me.
So far I have this salad all ready to go in the refrigerator and I plan to eat it for lunch all week. For me, being prepared is necessary or I will just reach for the junk.
With teenagers in the house, there always seems to be junk!
So, there you have it. A change with a plan attached. And a yummy plan at that!
I wanted to give you a little peek at our tree this year!
Aubry came up with the idea of making the origami paper boxes---98 of them!---and we went with red and white for color. It's good that we made so many of those boxes because our dog keeps eating them. Apparently they make good snacks!
Today I am going Christmas shopping and I fully intend to get. it. all. done.
Then it's time to enjoy this wonderful time of the year!
I made a list of things I wanted to during summer, and most of those things got done. Very nice! So a list for fall fun is mandatory because I find that if I write it down, it's a goal, rather than just a wish. So here goes:
Corn Maze and/or Pumpkin Patch
Take pictures of the leaves turning
Make apple pie
Go on a winery tour
Spend a few days at my sister's house
Have friends over and make s'mores over the fire
Jump in leaf piles with my kids
Take a drive in the mountains. No plan or destination. Just drive.
What about you? Do you have any good ideas for fall fun?
I used to make these all the time, but it's been a while. A friend needed a meal for her family and I decided to whip these up, and my kids were quite pleased once again!
They are Raspberry-Oatmeal Bars and they are so simple and yummy. Here is how to make them:
Mix together one box yellow cake mix, 2-1/2 cups quick cooking oatmeal, and 3/4 cup melted butter until it resembles course crumbs. Press 1/2 of that mixture into the bottom of a greased 13" X 9" pan. Set the other 1/2 aside.
Now mix together 1 cup of raspberry jam and 1 TB. water. Spread that over the crumb mixture in the pan. Add the other 1/2 of the crumb mixture and press firmly into the pan.
Bake at 375 for about 25-30 minutes. I like when the top is slightly golden brown.