Now that the tree is up and the house has some decorations I feel more in the spirit of the season. Now, to just get in gear. I have said it several times, I need more time! The things I would like to do and the things that get done are not at all the same. I so want to make some homemade goodies to give like the truffles, cookies, and maybe some granola. I have so much to do and I have to admit that it's quite frustrating for me even though I know it should not dominate my every thought. All the things on my plate that I have to do squeeze out the things that I want to do.
I started eating consciously yesterday. Meaning to me that I would make the extra effort to think about every morsel that I put in my mouth and try to keep the bad stuff out. I have done it before and stuck with it for a time always to fall back again to the norm. This time I shall try again and see how far I get. Last night I made stuffed poblanos with ground hormone and antibiotic free turkey with rice, herbs and pine nuts with tossed summer squash with a little curry and cumin. I put some medium salsa over the peppers when I baked them. There was just enough heat there to savor and still be able to taste those rich peppers. I think they are my favorite pepper so far. I have leftovers for work and I can't wait!
Okay; from yesterday, we have the result of using your oven for temporary storage. I put the cupcakes in a Tupperware bin and put it in the oven to clear up my counter space. That pretty white stuff on the cupcakes above is not the icing, it's the lid! I got a nice loaf of whole grain flax bread from the store that I wanted to warm and serve with some humus. I turned the oven on and continued washing dishes. Suddenly I start smelling cupcakes baking. After a couple of expletives upon realization, I quickly removed the melting glob. Lesson learned with a few laughs on the side.