Month: November 2014

Holiday Brunch Idea

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So this month, I have been posting on my Facebook page, out of the box holiday recipes.  You now, new twists on old favorites.  I kicked myself for not posting them on my blog.

Here is a bacon and onion quiche with cram berry Mimosa. I know right.

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Cranberry Mimosa

Ingredients:

4 cups cranberry juice, chilled
4 cups orange juice
2 (750 ml.) bottles Champagne, chilled
12 slices fresh orange, for garnish (optional)

Directions:

Fill twelve 12-ounce glasses with ice; pour 1/3 cup cranberry juice into each glass. Top each serving with 1/3 cup orange

Cheese Bacon and Onion Quiche

CHEESE BACON & ONION QUICHE

1 single crust basic pastry, unbaked
6 slices bacon, cut into 2″ pieces
1 sm. onion, chopped
3 eggs
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. heavy cream
1 c. shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
Line quiche or pie pan with pastry. Cook bacon until crisp. Drain; place in pie shell. Saute onion in bacon fat until lightly browned. Drain off fat. Off heat, stir in eggs, milk, cream, cheese and seasonings. Pour into pastry lined pan. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 25 minutes. Serve hot, warm or cold. Yield 4 servings.

A Note from Ms. Nita

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Each week, I have an outing with Ms. Nita.  Most of you have met her or I introduce her as Mom.  Each Wednesday I am going to share a note from Ms. Nita.

Here is today’s gem:  A predator is selective in choosing their prey; they select victims of opportunity or those least likely to provide resistance.  I mean, you seldom will see a lion going after a young bull– Unless he is truly hungry or just plain stupid.
Let it marinate.

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Dr. Phil Shares: 8 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Overeating

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Yeah, up yours Doctor Phil- you haven’t tasted my cooking.

Dr Phil McAllister @ Forward Health Guelph

8 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Overeating

Face it, for many of us, the house of good nutrition has been built on a shaky foundation. As much as we’ve learned to eat right and enjoy healthier foods, decadence looms like a California tremor, waiting to ruin everything we’ve worked so hard for.

And guess what, kids? It’s earthquake season! Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Ramadan, the list goes on—all at once! As usual, Beachbody is here with swell how-to-get-through-it articles. But in this one, instead of focusing on the entire stretch, let’s discuss that one day when it all happens, when all the relatives come over and that big meal is laid out. In the name of political correctness, we’ll call this day Irophh Day, for Insert Religious or Patriotic Holiday Here Day.

First thing to remember is that there are only a handful of Irophh Days throughout the year, so if you eat too much, it’s not such…

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14 Day Thankfulness Challenge

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You do have a lot to be thankful for.

For the next two weeks, here are some things you can do to show your gratitude for the live you are currently living.  No, it may not be the life you want.  If may even be that great of a life, but the man with no legs is sure happy to see you walk by.  The grandfather with Alzheimer’s is sitting remembering how much he loves the grandchild that he hasn’t seen in years, not knowing the grown man sitting beside him is his grandson all grown up. The girl with the office job she hates sits at her desk grumbling while across town a woman is sitting in a dark apartment with no power praying she had a piece of a job just to feed her family.

Let’s get started.

  • Call a mentor to say thank you
  •  Post inspiring stories to your social media for the next 14 days.
  •  Buy coffee or a treat for a co-worker
  •  Gift an inspiring book
  • Email kindness stories
  •  Organize a food drive at work
  • Leave cookies at coffee station
  • Say thank you to janitor
  • Leave a love note for your partner
  • Give a surprise gift
  • Make someone a home-cooked meal
  • Clean up litter on your street
  • Gift a reusable grocery bag
  • Email an inspiring author

The last one is my favorite.