Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Is There A Whole Lot A Cooking Going On? - Don't Stress

Holidays bring out enough stress.  The recipes I've shared the last few days for Thanksgiving can certainly be used for other holidays or for anytime.  The nice thing is they are all fairly simple to do and can be done ahead of time, reheated or eaten cool, so don't stress. 

Sometimes there is a feeling of trying so hard to do it all, and do it all right.  Get the food perfect, buy gifts or decorations, and still get the laundry done or the work finished.  It can be easy to forget that it's about having fun and sharing something with those you love.  One of my favorite Thanksgivings was with friends when we went out for Thai food and saw movie.  Nothing traditional but no one had to cook and everyone had fun. 

If you are alone and feeling a tad blue about it all.  Maybe make something special.  (Heck, last year I literally ate pumpkin pie all week since that's my favorite part of the November meal, I made one for myself.) Go to a movie, schedule a massage or a facial or take a yoga class, buy yourself a gift... Whatever you do, don't try to ignore your feelings, but do try to give yourself something, and enjoy the day.

Then make great tasting fast and easy recipes every day, so that you look terrific and feel great too.

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