Be Thankful

During the holidays, we often become busy with work, shopping, baking, and much more and sometimes we forget to spend time with people that mean the most. Be thankful those people are still in your life and make the best of every moment!

For Thanksgiving, I will often have multiple dinners to attend. Two sometimes three dinners to celebrate, eat and get fat with loved ones. This year I have at least two. During those dinners, we like to talk, play games and go through the Black Friday ads.

What are some of your holiday traditions? food

This year, we are sticking with the classic foods for Thanksgiving, turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and probably a lot more.

What do you normally eat for dinner?

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I also like to sit back after a full meal and read a great book. This year I am reading Starlight Inn by Lucie Ulrich. It’s a fun, Christmas romance and I’m already about half way through. It’s great so far!

Here’s a quick blurb:

On her way to celebrate her birthday and Christmas with her family, Ella Dixon finds herself trapped in the middle of a blizzard. She 61yzcflkmplseeks refuge at The Starlight Inn. Though the inn is full, an elderly guest offers to share her room. Accepting the kind offer, Ella soon realizes Tillie Spencer isn’t your average “little old lady.” She knows things nobody else does, and appears to come and go on a whim.

Nick Wallace runs the inn along with sister, Fran. The attraction Nick feels for Ella is instantaneous and unexpected, but with the miles that separate them, and both busy with their careers, Nick doubts much will come of their Christmas Eve meeting. Tillie, on the other hand, holds a much different view.

Though Tillie won’t admit to being an angel, Nick and Ella think otherwise. How else can they explain the twists and turns that began at The Starlight Inn.

What are you reading this holiday season?

If you need something to read, feel free to check out my book Bleeding Hearts. It’s a romantic suspense about a serial killer and his girlfriend.

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Chickie Breakfast Sandwhich

I’ve recently discovered that I love Chickpeas. Whether they are tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper, or mashed into a spread. This recipe is a new creation that I like to make for breakfast.

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1 English Muffin

1/2 ripe Avocado, sliced thinly

1/4 cup Chickpeas

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

Small bunch of Cilantro

Salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

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To make the chickpea paste, add the peas, olive oil, chopped cilantro and salt and pepper to a bowl and use a fork to mash it all together. I used a fork instead of a food processor because it’s chunkier.

Slice your avocado, and any other veggies you may want to use and sprinkle them with salt and pepper.

Assemble your sandwich and your done! It’s a quick, on the go ‘wich that will keep your hunger pains at bay. Let me know what you think and share your photos with me via Instagram and Twitter.

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