Thursday, January 29, 2015

In the kitchen on Thursday: Decadent Mac n' Cheese

1/4 C. butter
1/4 C. flour
1 lg. can evaporated milk
1/3 C. milk
1/4 lb. each of American, Cheddar, Monterey Jack and Colby Jack cheeses
2 boxes elbow noodles

Cook the noodles according to the box. Melt the butter and whisk in the flour. Then add the milk. Cook for 3-5 minutes until mixtures thinkers. Add Cheeses and stir constantly until they are melted. Toss with the cooked noodles until they are all coated. Makes plenty for a Superbowl get together. Serve hot.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wednesday's words: Teamwork

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." —Henry Ford

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tuesdays; Tip: Itchy Scalp

Make a paste out of lemon juice and baking soda. Rub on your wet scalp and let stand for 2 minutes and then rinse. Then rub Avocado oil, olive oil or coconut oil on your scalp.

I tried this home remedy and it worked great on my itchy scalp.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Snow day...

Home on a snowy day and thinking of all the things I could do which is overwhelming and making me want to "run for the hills" (a.k.a. watch TV) and realizing as a productivity coach that I actually should be productive since the house is empty because school is in session (no snow day, yet)— so what do you do to keep motivated?

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Well, it's a saturday night...

The kid is sleeping over at Grandma and Grandpa's house and I am cleaning house, organizing, doing laundry and even making mac n' cheese for a family dinner tomorrow night (yes, homemade) and wondering why I am not taking this time to do for myself rather than for my household (I don't count doing my laundry as self care).

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wednesday's words from Eeyore

"A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference." — Eeyore

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tuesday's Tip: Make a meeting

If you want to do go to gym, meet a friend for coffee or have dinner with your partner put it on your calendar like a meeting and then you are more likely to do it.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tuesday's Tip: For the New Year...

Be sure to print a hard copy of your address book on your computer and your contact list on your phone, so that you can recover the information should you need to do it.

Friday, January 9, 2015

The end of the week blues

My daughter was complaining this morning about it being Friday and she is tired after a long week at school and I realized that I am tired like her and so call it the "Friday Blues", where you are just pushing to get the day done to start a weekend of R&R (Hopefully!).

Thursday, January 8, 2015

In the kitchen on Thursday: Clair's cabbage salad

My friend Clair made this when she came over and cooked dinner.

1 medium head of green cabbage
1/2 medium onion
2 small limes
1 1/2 Tbsp. honey
2-3 Tbsp. olive oil

Cut cabbage in quarters and remove the core from each cabbage. Slice into strips on the short side and place in a bowl. Slice the 1/2 onion in strips and add to the bowl. Add the juice of the two limes, the honey and the olive oil and toss well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy.

(Thanks Clair and Sean for an awesome dinner and a great time with good friends.)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Tuesday's Tip on pet "accidents"

Pour baking soda on pee spot on a rug or carpet and it will soak up the pee and remove the order, then just sweep or vacuum up after a few minutes. (Can you tell we got a puppy?!)

Friday, January 2, 2015

Wednesday's words from Winnie the Pooh

"Always remember, You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think and loved more than you know." —Winnie the Pooh/Christopher Robin

Thursday, January 1, 2015

In the kitchen on Thursday: Festive Slaw

Take one medium green cabbage and cut it into quarters. Take one quarter at a time and remove the core. Slice into strips on the short side until the whole cabbage is cut. Place in a bowl and add 1/3 C. dried cranberries and 1/3 C. walnuts chopped. For the dressing mix 3 Tbsp. olive oil, 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar and 1 tsp. Dijon mustard. Poor this on the cabbage mixture and toss. Add salt and pepper to taste.