April car reads….

I’ve been listening to books while driving my kids to the myriad of activities we are in every week. This weeks book was Wheat Belly by William Davis.

I have been gluten feee for ten years and This book was great. It reinforced my knowledge of why I am gluten free and also how hard it can be to pinpoint gluten as the cause of symptoms.

It was nice to hear some of the medical support and the reasons why there is not more support for a gluten free life style.

I highly recommend this book to those having health issues without a known cause and also to anyone who wants to live a healthier life.

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Clean Out Your Fridge Day

Yesterday (November 15) was National Clean Out Your Fridge Day.

This is a great time to make sure all the old condiments and things you may never finish make room for all the yummy holiday food.

Here is a peek inside my fridge. I try to be on top of old condiments and leftovers, but the physical cleaning of the shelves and drawers I try to do one at a time over a week. Mostly because my fridge is never empty. So mine is more “clean out your fridge week”.

Now back to thinking of my Thanksgiving menu. -SB

So many time lists not enough time.

Thanksgiving is approaching quickly and it’s time to start thinking about your menu, ok it’s actually past time.  My family is not really too into the whole Turkey course and I am the only one who seems to enjoy stuffing, but it just isn’t Thanksgiving without them.

My planning usually starts on a post-it.  I make a short list and definitely not the final menu I will serve that day.  Starting with just the basics and then reflecting on 1. my schedule for the week before, 2.  wether or not we will be having guests, 3.  what help I will have with cooking.  Help me to see what other dishes to add.

I am trying to get my kids more involved in the preparation of the food.  They both enjoy cooking and have started to be really helpful when preparing big meals.

Have you started your Thanksgiving menu planning yet? Here is an article with an  extensive timeline for Thanksgiving to help you get started.  Turkey Day Timeline