I usually spend Sunday cooking. Eating mostly plant-based requires a little prepping and time that I just simply don’t have during the busy work week. My Day Job is of the type that I can continue to work at home and, unfortunately, that has had to happen the last week and this weekend. There has been barely any time for petting our beloved akitas and certainly no time for fancy cooking.
But today, I had to get busy with the veggies and beans or we’d be eating peanut butter sandwiches all week.
So far…nothing very exciting, right?
And I got this.
Hubby did love it and, in our house, that’s all it takes to declare it a success. But there was more.
I made potato rings that are sooo good. They were right out of the oven and crunchy to boot! And we ate them with home-made refried beans and felt like we were in heaven.
Now for the week, I’ve made this salad:
I got all these recipes from Oh She Glows. It’s my go-to for something that’s healthy yet yummy. Love it!
Chris the Story Reading Ape is a veritable goldmine of resources for authors. There are tons of things to check out and see. It’s actually really incredible and resources keep adding every day.
Here’s one of the very many, it’s a How To 101 page, it has everything from Writing Tips to Blogging tips, to Social Media. Tons of links with resources.
I decided to bake this week and this is what I came up with.
The banana bread was something heavenly, both tasty and moist. I added a handful of chocolate chips and that made it all that much tastier. But the original would have been just as awesome.
The cookies were amazing. Easy to make and delicious, I also knew just how good they were for us. A win-win in my book.
And where did I get those recipes? From a great vegan site that I continually go to: Oh she glows. I have yet to find a recipe that is a miss. Honestly. I don’t know how she does it.
If you’re into cooking or baking and want to give these a try, let me know how they go. They were a great success in our house.
If we were having coffee, I’d ask for a second one. This week has been crazy. It seems I’m not the only one who’s had a nutty week, Luther M. Siler’s sounds absolutely bonkers.
If you asked what was nuts at my job, I’d tell you, without giving away too many details, that I’ve seen co-workers crying this week, that my job used to include doing Thing-A and has suddenly changed to Thing-B and that there were some late, late hours at work this week. This weekend was a desperately needed necessity.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m looking forward to spending tomorrow with my puppies and taking them on a long walk. Today has been all about cleaning up the house (it was a disaster), getting groceries (we had nothing but baking soda and water in the fridge) and recuperating from the week.
Finally, I’d share with you that my lovely hubby has been trying to ‘cure’ my fear of spiders by showing me horrific pictures of said animals.
That’s right ladies, he’s all mine.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that our garage is almost finished and I have the pictures to prove it.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that my lovely hubby just had a fit over the dogs. He was tip toeing his way around a sleeping River when the dog decided to move…and, trying to avoid stepping on him, the man went flying into a pirouette. It was an incredibly graceful move for a man that is not on the small side. However, River didn’t find it that impressive, and he didn’t think the decidedly British curses that followed were inspiring either.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that just this weekend was the first time when I couldn’t finish a book I had started. It was an odd experience that left me pretty stunned.
How about you? How is this week treating you?
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1. Best. Salad. Lunch. Ever.
Not kidding here. It’s absolutely yummy. So good it tastes like it should be bad for you, or have something in there that’s not the best for you…but it’s actually really healthy to boot!
This is where I got it:
www.ohsheglows.com is a great site for anyone interested in eating savoury meals that are also super healthy. She has vegan stuff, but it’s not limited to that and she’s written two books because her recipes are that amazing. The one I just rambled on about is from her lunch menu and she actually puts it in a pita bread but it’s so yummy, I eat it with a fork. It’s the Brown Rice and Chickpea Salad. Delish.
2. Best How-To-101 reference site for authors out there.
This is where I got it:
I’ve talked about Chris The Story Reading Ape before. He is a never-ending source of great resources for writers of all kinds and, to boot, he’s incredibly kind. But this reference page just blew me out of the water. It’s got everything. And he keeps updating it! No dead links here.
A huge thanks to Chris for his never-ending support of all writers out there!!
My top 5 posts for 2016 according to you aren’t all from this year. There are some that are from previous years but refuse to fade away.
5. If we were having coffee… Where I ramble about my hubby and his friend making a dog house for our pooches.
4. Sneak Review: The Girl on The Train. Readers couldn’t get enough of this book review.
3. The Lipstick Fiasco. An oldie and a true story that seems to hit the right notes with readers.
2. 5 Worst Things you can do if your Wi-fi is running slow. This was a true story again and one that readers can’t get enough of.
1. The Importance of Tags: for Bloggers. This one has been in the top 5 for several years running and is still there for good reason.
But those are only my little top posts, what about others?
Here’s hoping 2016 was an awesome year for you! 😀