Thanksgiving Menu

With Thanksgiving coming up next week, I’ve been thinking a lot about the menu. It’s just my husband and I so we don’t need a lot of food, but on the other hand, the leftovers can be just as good as the meal itself! I’m a person who likes to plan in advance, and I also love to cook so the process is a lot of fun. Of course one must eat turkey on Thanksgiving, but whole turkey birds are a little large for just the two of us. This year I’m planning on doing a turkey breast recipe from Giada De Laurentiis from her cookbook Happy Cooking.

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I’m also planning on making cornbread-apricot dressing with rosemary from Williams Sonoma

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Along with sweet potato gratin with pecans, also from Williams Sonoma

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And of course, the grand finale…dessert! Chocolate caramel crunch pie from Giada De Laurentiis

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These are all brand new recipes for me which is a little risky, but it’s just my husband and I. Besides, if we ate the same thing every year, that would get a little boring. I LOVE structure and routine, for example, having turkey every Thanksgiving. But within that structure it’s fun to mix it up and try new things (recipes). Just because I love to cook doesn’t mean all my dishes turn out. Some do and some don’t…so fingers crossed!

 

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence. What is it? I found this article on Camille Styles that talks about what emotional intelligence is and 3 ways to improve it.

 

Reading it on the computer screen makes it sound so easy, but in real life…

One moment at a time. I think EQ is like a muscle that can be strengthened. I’m glad to be made aware of exactly which areas I need to work on. Now where is that EQ gym? Oh yeah, it’s called Life!

Life is Like Champagne

Champagne is served in a tall, elegant glass. The rising bubbles dance and sparkle in celebration, enticing me to join in the fun. The familiar POP of the cork let’s me know we are celebrating. WE are celebrating. The intimacy and joy of a shared bottle is one of the simple joys of life. It’s uncomplicated and each sip savored slowly, just like the moment…