With so many feasts taking place over the next six weeks, I can feel my belt expanding already. While this definitely isn’t the time to be focused on counting calories, we don’t have to sacrifice taste to still indulge in some of our favorite comfort foods.
While the green bean casserole we all know and love from the church potlucks brings so many fond memories to the fore-front, this delicious and healthy Green Bean and Onion Casserole gives us all the depth of flavors with 100% healthy and unprocessed foods.
When I was doing my Carb detox and my 17 Day Diet, I was always on the look out for ways to incorporate great recipes that were carb free. I have another wonderful Green Bean Casserole recipe without using any canned soups, but it still has carbs. [Read More…]
Thanksgiving is upon us, so I’ve made my list and I’m checking it twice:
Mashed Potatoes (the Make Ahead recipe), Cider Baked Turkey (purchase the juice), Butterhorn Rolls (for Gratitude Rolls), Pumpkin Bars, and I must remember to cut out the card stock for the Leaves of Thanks tradition.
There are so many things to do as I rush to ready ourselves for our grand feast: a feast to feed the tummies of so many of our loved ones. Yet as I rush, shop, clean, cook, bake, and referee, sometimes I forget to just breathe, and savor the moments we are creating.
While I want to feed tummies, more importantly, my desire is to feed souls.
Will you join me in re-evaluating the check list and prioritizing the essentials for your weekend?
I’ve scribbled my new “To-Do” List.
Enjoy instilling more memorable traditions into your home by searching my Thanksgiving tradition posts.
As we pour out gratitude, our soul feeds joy.
It’s that time of the year, when we focus on feeding our tummies, yet what’s more important than feeding the hearts of our children with one of the most important character qualities – a heart of thankfulness.
These Gratitude Rolls put a fun “foodie” twist to expressing our gratefulness in a unique and creative way that will impact your children for years to come. This Thanksgiving tradition is similar in purpose to my Leaves of Thanks tradition, (free printable) which I shared earlier, yet these Thanksgiving traditions shouldn’t be saved for only special occasions, you can enjoy this encouragement any time of the year.
Today we made these Gratitude Rolls “Just because,” but I envision using this during a birthday celebration and have everyone write something they love about the special birthday “blessing.” [Read More…]