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A New Word; Not A Resolution

Published December 31, 2015 by lynn k scott

A few years ago, a friend introduced me to her way to acknowledge the upcoming year.  She didn’t make resolutions, but instead, chose to select a word to represent her in the new year.

As I had given up making New Year’s Resolutions, I thought this was a fabulous idea.  My first year participating in this was 2014 and I had chosen, ‘Perseverance’ as my word.  It was very applicable at the time.  My word for 2015 was ‘Genesis’.  The word turned out to be very appropriate with all the new beginnings and changes that took place this year.

As 2016 is about to roll in, I have to select a new word.  The word I choose to represent me is, ‘Understanding’.  My world has been a runaway train over the last few years.  I’m finally gaining some perspective, made some necessary decisions, and in 2016, I’m hoping to continue my personal growth and find more understanding in my life and with those around me.

Would you like to join me in selecting a word for the New Year?  If so, what word do you choose?

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Passing It On

Published November 26, 2015 by lynn k scott

It’s Thanksgiving morning and the house inhabitants are still asleep. I’m up to get a few preparations started for the day.  Ok, truth be told, the dogs have no clue what “sleep in” means.  However, I still have culinary tasks to perform and there’s no time like the present, right?

Many people know I rarely buy processed food and make as much homemade food as possible.  This applies to croutons as well.  Last night, I baked a loaf of gluten-free bread.

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This morning, I sliced up the bread and then cubed it.20151126_045731.jpg

From there, I added some spices (garlic powder, onion powder, salt, thyme, parsley and oregano) along with some olive oil and gave it all a good toss to coat evenly.

The soon-to-be croutons went onto a large baking sheet and were baked to perfection in a mere 15-17 minutes in the oven.

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After these were finished, I looked up and saw a recipe book a friend had given me years ago.  I have been adding to this book off and on.  I stopped what I was doing and added the crouton recipe to it.

With this only being the second Thanksgiving since my mom went to live in Heaven, I can’t help but think of all the years I helped her prepare the stuffing for Thanksgiving.  My favorite job was to chop the celery.

Granted, my daughter is still sleeping, but I look forward to the day where she too, will help prep our holiday meals, right by my side.  I am not keeping this recipe book for my benefit, but for hers.  One day, I will hand off this recipe book to my daughter.20151126_054231-1.jpg

I want her to have some great holiday memories to share with her family and be able to share the foods she used to have as a child.  It would be nice to have my future grandchildren have their grandmother’s recipe book when they become adults.

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