‘Tis the season to be thankful 🙂
Today was All Saints Day at church. Not all of us may be Christian, nor religious, but I believe that most of us find the importance of remembering those who have positively impacted our lives and being thankful for them. In this way, they have acted as a “saint”.
I love that this religious celebration comes at a time when the whole country is preparing for Thanksgiving and the Holidays. This time of year is for being with family and friends, and being thankful. So why not be thankful for our family and friends?
My family has supported me, cheered me on, taught me right from wrong, led me on a successful path, and loved me with every ounce of their being. For this I am thankful, and I love them with every ounce of my being.
I hope today you will reflect on those who have positively impacted your life (alive or passed away) and show thanks. Gratitude opens up so many doors 🙂
‘Tis the Season to be Merry 🙂
I love coffee, tea, hot chocolate, you name it, if it’s cold outside and the drink is warm, its in my mug. So ‘Tis the season to bargain shop! I found these two winter mugs for $3.99/each! The snowman is from Target (one of my favorite stores!) and the red and white one is from Homegoods/TJMaxx (a bargain shoppers heaven for cooking/decorating stuff). I love to bargain hunt! Do you?
Sur la Table usually is not the place to bargain hunt, so I bought $1 cookie cutters to make sugar cookies for Christmas. A snowflake, a tree, and a snowman will be so much fun to decorate! Do you bake your own, or eat everyone else’s cookies??
$1 ornaments! Total steal :) I decided to redo my decor for my Christmas tree (it’s been blue white and silver for 4 years – Penn State tree), but my living room is deep orange, so I’m going with the metallics – gold, silver, and bronze. I think it will make a classy tree! How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
I found “Miracle on 34th Street” at Target today for $8.99! I haven’t seen the original, so I figured for that price, I can watch it and rewatch it, and rewatch it. But I have to say that “It’s a Wonderful Life” is my favorite all time Christmas movie, but the claymations (ie Rudolph and The Year Without A Santa) always make me read for Christmas. What’s your favorite Christmas movie?
Sorry if you’re not ready for the holidays yet, but it’s coming fast and I just want to enjoy it for as along as possible….2 months isn’t too much right? That’s still only 1/6 of the year!
‘Tis the Season to Eat GOOOOODDDD Food !
Caprese Panini ala Great Harvest
Ina Garten totally inspired my latest creation. I had these sandwiches A LOT while I was in Italy and it reminds me of a caprese salad on a sandwich.
- 1 large tomato, sliced
- provolone or mozzarella cheese (I like provolone better)
- your favorite bread
I used Virginia Savory bread from Great Harvest and it was perfect! Do you have a Great Harvest near you?
Spread pesto on both sides, layer with tomatoes and cheese. Butter the outer sides of your sandwich.
Use your panini maker and squish and cook until the outside is golden and crusty! (Squish is a technical Panini term that only the best Panini makers in Italy use 😉 )
Serve with your fav veggie! I ate broccolini for the first time with it. Come back for that recipe later (regular broccoli can be subsituted).
So my running lately has been on hold. I hurt my knee last week and then ran my half marathon…and it still hurts! It hurts on the outside and only when I run on it! Do you know what I did to it? Can you help me solve the puzzle?? If so leave a comment or email me (you can find my email under About >>Contact Me )