I’ve been working really hard at remembering to bring my own cup when I go to Starbucks.
We have a big cabinet at home full of reusable tumblers and insulated mugs. When I leave in the morning I make sure I have a empty reusable and one full of water.
More and more public spaces have water bottle fillers available. Yay! Since I am still trying to “Drink more water”! And many coffee places will give you a small discount for bringing in your own cup.
I know, as an organizer am I not suppose to want you to own less stuff? Yes, but this is one of those cases where I say “Buy a reusable mug (or two) that you really like” and wash it at home. I really like this life factory insulated mug and the other is a cup we bought at Five Below.
It’s the end of the school year and it seems like everyday we need a snack to of with the days theme. Today is movie day so that means popcorn. We air pop our popcorn. Today we melted two tablespoons of coconut oil in the microwave to drizzle over the top and then added LOTS of colored sugar sprinkles. Let’s hope movie day is as festive as the popcorn.
Why oh why do most mayonnaises contain paprika? This seemingly innocent ingredient, that would be an after thought to most people, is one of the hardest nightshades to avoid. This makes having any prepared salads from the deli a no, it also means most creamy salad dressings are a no. Finally I found this Primal Kitchen Mayo…
No Paprika! So exciting.
The next step is trying to make mayonnaise from scratch. Now off o make some chicken salad.
One of my weekly menu planning strategies is to make a soup each week. This is used mostly for my lunches and dinners since I am the only one who enjoys soups other than noodle soup.
Brussels sprouts are one of my favorite veggies. They are available year round and are good in salads, or as a side. I also love them in this hearty soup.
This soup is like french onion with brussels sprouts added. I don’t always caramelize the onions, especially when I’m planing on serving it pureed. Brown soup is not always appetizing. Also adding beef stock to this soup can take it to a whole new level.
One of my 2017 goals is to drink more water. Okay this is actually a goal every year. I have tried many things to remind myself to – DRINK MORE WATER. Currently I am trying to make sure I like the glass I am drinking from. Also I am experimenting with adding fruit and herbs […]