Hey, Friends! Congratulations, we made it through our first month of 2016! How does everyone feel? How many times did you accidentally write 2015 before you realized that’s not the correct year anymore? I’m still not used to writing 2016, ha!
I am really digging this new post addition for the blog; my first one was for December. What I love about doing these monthly recap posts is that it gives me a chance to reflect on what I have accomplished for the month and allows me to move into the following month with excitement and open arms. Plus it keeps you, my dear friends, in the loop with what’s happening here on Robust Recipes. Slowing down for a beat helps us to appreciate where we’ve come. Otherwise we can find that we end up rushing from month to month, and before we know it 12 months have gone by so fast we are dizzy. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the last day of January 2016.
What We Ate:
- Winter Kale Salad
- Cherry Almond Smoothie
- Gingerbread Pear Muffins (GF)
- Lentil Turkey Chili
- Mini Greek Frittatas
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding
- Gluten Free Cornbread Drop Biscuits
- Garlicky Mashed Root Veggies
So much tastiness in January. My favorite was the Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding. Come on, it doesn’t get much better than chocolate and peanut butter made into a healthy pudding! The Gingerbread Pear Muffins came in at a close second. The perfect wintertime muffin to enjoy cuddled up under a blanket with some tea.
What We Did:
- Paul and I kicked off the new year by hosting a fun little New Year’s Eve party. We ate fancy cheeses, drank some Pear Mimosas at midnight, and played some games. It was a blast.
- I attended a good friend’s baby shower; LOVE! And my parents came to visit for a weekend; also LOVE!
- We undertook a painting project in our compact stairwell leading upstairs to the bedrooms. Our one weekend of painting turned into a two weekend/some-weeknights-if-we-have-the-energy kind of project. Ugh! Don’t you just love those? I don’t even want to get into it; I am just looking forward to our small stairway walls being a clean, fresh white rather than the dark, depressing brown that they were. Slowly but surely it’s all coming together.
- I began reading the book, The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd. It’s a story about a slave girl and plantation life in South Carolina, in the early to mid 1800’s. Seriously gripping. I can’t wait to see how it ends!
What to Expect:
What to expect for February:
A few comforting, warming recipes and a little something special, and indulgent, for Valentine’s Day. Don’t worry, it’s not too romantic and mushy! I promise, the recipes will all be tasty.
See you tomorrow for another recipe!