Christmas dinner. Maybe because it’s so soon after Thanksgiving, but I just can’t get too excited about the traditional American meal. And since I always love to try new things and I have this horrible predisposition to attack new recipes the day of big events….why not make all new recipes for Christmas dinner? My 17 year old daughter has always been intrigued by Sarajevo. She knows quite a bit about this capital and from choosing Bosnia and Herzegovina for a school project. So this ended up being the cuisine we picked for Christmas, a family Bosnian Christmas dinner!
I cannot get enough of this tea. I’m pretty convinced it was the extra bit of love that I made it with.
I’ve enjoyed practicing yoga with ‘Yoga with Adriene’ on You Tube for quite awhile, but what an added blessing it has been during the quarantine to have this outlet. Not only benefitting from the physical, but from the much needed mental aspects of yoga with Adriene being such a positive, gentle soul with just the right amount of quirkiness!
I ran across this recipe for her yogi tea quite awhile ago and has been on that never ending list in my head of things to make/do. There really is no excuse of why it took me so long to finally check it off. But, I’m so glad I finally did.
The big dilemma here is to make the jackfruit or not? Do we still celebrate Week 40? The #fakebabies have been delivered. Well, since I actually really want to make this recipe, it will be done. Oh yes, it will be done.. And with my OCD tendencies I may be bothered, kept up at night, that week 40 was unfinished. And I did set out to do the 40 weeks of pregnancy food recipies, I MUST finish. I must! #goals
Honestly, I can’t believe the 40 weeks have passed. Looking back it went by fast except for those two long months mixed up in there, hello January and March- but, now nearing the end of May, we can put the past behind us or our behinds in the past, as Timon says.
At 40 weeks pregnant, babies need talked to alot and isn’t it amazing that they can recognize their parents voices after birth? Well, this is an easy mission for us to accomplish, talking! Lots and lots of talking. With many words! And now face to face.
Jackfruit has been getting quite a bit of attention lately as a versatile vegetarian option. Due to unripened jackfruit’s neutral flavor and meat-like texture it absorbs the flavors it’s cooked in making it a flavorful meat substitute. Since it is becoming more mainstream, canned jackfruit is always well stocked at Trader Joe’s for easy meals.
Nadiya’s Time to Eat on Netflix premiered at just the right time because she demonstrated a jackfruit curry recipe, that I was super excited to try (thereby nixing the popular BBQ jackfruit recipe, cause you know BBQ..). And while we’re on the subject, Nadiya’s Time to Eat is a fun, joyful cooking show with lively colors and fieldtrips- it’s a must watch. I remembered her from winning the 6th season of The Great British Bake Off and was happy to see her again.
I find it ironic that while I was enthusiastically celebrating (as you know how I do), your 1 week early release….the obstetricians here are also inducing their patients at 39 weeks! But, like we’ve always said as long as the #fakebabies arrive healthy, that’s all that matters.
We all know that watermelons are big! And oh so juicy and sweet, such a nostalgic reminder of summer. And can’t believe it’s just around the corner!
We also know that the #fakebabies have nearly, if not already, reached their full size, 7-8 pounds and 19-21 inches long. What we really need to talk about now is the delivery playlist! Don’t worry, I will send you this ‘mixed tape’ to download before your drive😉
I Wanna Be Sedated
Get the Party Started
Mama Said Knock You Out
I’m Every Woman
You Can Do It
Every Little Bit Hurts
Keep Ya Head Up
Till It Hurts
The Edge of Glory
This is What You’ve Came For
I Will Survive
Take Your Time
I’m Coming Out
The Drugs Don’t Work
Naked as We Come
Hold You in My Arms
Born in the USA
You’re Having My Baby
Born This Way
Can’t Hold Us Down
I Won’t Give Up
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Here Comes the Sun
First Day of My Life
Wind Beneath My Wings
Both Sides Now
Gonna Make You Sweat
Feet it Still
Circle of Life
Sweet Child O’Mine
Thanks to Jessica at Camp 36 Soapery, this is the final crafty recipe. Which works out well since we all could use extra soap these days, we are only washing our hands 2,420 times a day now.
1 silicone soap mold
3.3 oz of melt & pour soap base
1 bottle of watermelon sorbet fragrance oil
Body safe mica powder, 1 red & 1 green
Glass measuring cup
Chop the soap base into small chunks and divide into two piles
Put one pile of soap into the glass measuring cup and mircrowave for 15 seconds, stir, then another 10-15 seconds until fully melted.
Add half of the fragrance and one of the color powders. Stir.
Pour into the mold.
Take a moment for this to harden (#twss). I popped it into the fridge because I have no patience.
Repeat the above steps with the remaining ingredients. Pour into mold, atop the first layer.
Let it sit for 30-60 minutes, then it’s ready to take out of the mold.