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!
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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.
I used to bake muffins and cookies all the time! But then I found that my weight was being affected (it's a bummer when you get old enough for that to start happening!). So I quit. For a long time. And I missed the baking. And the fact that my kids love to eat the goodies!
Lately, Aubry has become the little baker and I guess I am following in her footsteps. I find that I don't really want to eat them anymore (well, chocolate chip cookies really call my name!) and I can bake and let the kids enjoy.
I made these French Breakfast Puffs a couple of days ago and was a little disappointed at their size. The kids, however, noted that the small size made a better "muffin to butter/sugar ratio".