Monday, August 31, 2015

Taking Me Time

The boys are back in school which means we are settling in to a nice routine.  It also means Mommy is getting some "me time."  I did not exactly jealously guard time for myself this summer and it took a toll on this here introvert.  

However, with the children taking their noise back to school with them and the puppy getting over himself, I have spent the last two weeks selfishly indulging in long walks, books in the hammock (hooray for #forthelove!), and lunch with my new best friends Lord and Lady Grantham.  

We all do this differently.  If you are a working mom, maybe your "me time" comes on the weekends. Maybe your summer was full of time for yourself, and you're entering a season of serving others.  But if you haven't taken some "me time" lately, may I gently remind you to schedule some right this second, my friend.  Pencil it in between the toilet scrubbing and Target run.  It's golden and will serve you well.

As for me, I am refreshed and rested and excited about some creative projects I have going and will share with you soon.  See you then!

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Life Changing Recipe: Pimento Cheese


I love a lot of things about living in the South.  The heat is not one of them.  Pimento cheese really, really is.  Until last week I have been happy to indulge in the occasional tub of my favorite (Palmetto, anyone?) and then I came across a recipe in an old Martha Stewart magazine which--in spite of the damage to my waistline--definitely changed my life for the better.

It is so easy!  All you need is:

6 ounces shredded cheddar
6 ounces shredded sharp white cheddar
1/2 C mayonnaise
2 T or so of pimentos (throw some of the pimento juice in there too!)
Cayenne pepper, salt and pepper to taste

Mix it all up together and that is that!  I like processing it a bit in the food processor too, but you don't need to.  It's ready to spread it on crackers, make a sammie, or just eat it with a spoon.  This costs about the same as buying a tub but makes twice as much--so bonus!  Saving money and taking names.

Also: drink some sweet tea.  Thanks.

Some of my readers are all like, "I live in Minnesota, I've never even had pimento cheese before."  Okay so all I can say is go directly to your kitchen and bring a taste of the South on in to your home.  It will change your life!

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