I'm sure someone has asked you,"what are you going to do with your life?"
The great question, "What are you going to do with your life?"
Most common answer... "UM, I don't really know at this moment. Maybe get a job, make some money, get married etc"
Now, how many times has someone asked you, "what makes you, YOU?"
Wowzers, do people even talk about that kind of stuff.
I think people are afraid to ask that question, because they aren't sure themselves about what they want to do!
So I am now asking you, "what makes you, YOU?"
"What are your Core Values?"
Wait, what are Core Values?
I like to look at someone's Core Values as a road map to life.
Example, if you are extremely creative you might not want to work with the IRS, or if you are super social and good with people you might not want to be a field researcher in the dessert, or if you are really brainy and great at science you might not want to be a semstress. Get my drift?
So, when we can define ourselves and who we want to be it makes your path that much straighter.
Knowing who you helps you to know what you want and where you want to go.
So take the time today and write out your Core Values.
I recommend choosing 5 Core Values.
Write them out on a piece of paper and tape it to your bathroom mirror. Remind yourself everyday of who you want to be. Change starts with you and you have THE power to make big changes in your life. Just take the time to get to know yourself and who you are.
This yummy soup is easy to make and it tastes so much better than soup from a can! The grilled cheese croutons are a major winner in my book! Look below for the how to!
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cans tomato puree
2 medium white onions
4 cloves of garlic
5 leaves of basil
1 cup of milk
Ingredients (Grilled cheese):
Four pieces of bread (any kind you want)
4 pieces of cheese (Softer cheese work the best)
5 quart pan with lid
cookie sheet with baking paper
How to (Soup):
In a 5 quart pan heat up the olive oil. Once heated add chopped onions and garlic and cook for 10 mins. Add the Tomato puree and milk. Let heat for about 2 mins. Add chopped basil and then blend with the blender till the mixture is extremely smooth. Let stay on stove with lid coverd on Low for 10 mins.
How to (Grilled cheese croutons):
Make grilled cheese on skillet. Transfer the grilled cheese to the cookie sheet lined with baking paper and cut into one inch cubes. Cook in the stove at 350 degrees for 10 mins. Take out and enjoy! Serve on the side or in the soup!
I think Valentines day has to be one of my favorite holidays of the year. I know people say that it was created by the greating card companies, but when you think about it what holiday isn't just a day to do something special. Which is why I love Valentines day, what a great idea to spend a day celebrating love.
We still have a little time to plan for Valentines day, so how will you spend it? Who will you spend it with?
Here are some interesting links to help get you started:
Need a cute idea for Valentines day? Try this super cute nail polish idea.
Just give yourself a french manicure and on one nail (I choose the pointer finger) take the tip of a mechanical pencil dip it in the red and make two dots on top and bring the paint together in a point at the bottom. It's super easy and it is understated. Make sure to let the paint dry all the way before you put the top coat on.
(so worth money, the polish lasts forever! It only takes about one coat too!)
I hope that you are having a wonderful Tuesday! Do something great today! Make today count, and really go out of your way to be nice,eat healthfully or just make an awesome dinner for tonight! Remember, Tuesday, January 29th will never ever happen again, make the day last!
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
One of my favorite things to do is experiment with food. I love it when I put a bunch of food together in a pot and it comes out tasting wonderful. It's like a surprise at the end!
This wonderful soup is perfect for the fridgid weather here in Münster! My husband and I were walking home from the library and it was just sooo cold. I think it's funny that German people (in my limited experience) walk or bike everywhere - at least in Münster - and they don't plow the walkways, bikeways or roads! It is really funny to watch people try to ride their bikes in 8 inches of snow! Anywho, here is my recipe for carrot, potato curry soup! Enjoy!
4 large raw carrots
4 large yellow potatoes
1 large yellow onion
1 cup green onion
3 cups veggabtle stock
1 1/2 cup of milk (I used fat free, but I bet whole milk would taste great!)
8 cloves of roasted garlic
2 tablespoons of ground curry
Salt to taste
1/4 heavy whipping cream for the top
Immersion blender (I am sure a hand mixer will work fine, just make sure not to splash everywhere)
ramakin for garlic
The how to:
Turn the oven on to 350 and on bake.
Pour vegatable stock into the large pot. Begin to boil. Cover with lid.
Cut all of your veggies into very small pieces. I cut them into about half inch pieces.
Put veggies into boiling stock and cover with lid.
While veggies are boiling put the garlic into the ramekin. Place into the oven for 10 mins.
After the veggies have softened drain the excess liquid into the bowl through strainer.
Once the veggies are seperated from the liquid add garlic and begin to blend with the blender. Little by little add the milk. Once it becomes mashed potato like conscitency add the curry. If needed add more milk and if the soup mixture is too thick, add veggatalbe stock one ladle at a time.
I like to eat this soup with a little thicker texture, however it tastes just as good if it is a little soupy ;)
I also like to put a tiny bit of heavy whipping cream on top and garnish it with either chives or basil!
Winter always seems to get me down in the dumps for some reason. I think it's because it gets dark so soon, you really can't walk anywhere and it's just plain cold. Sometimes I think we need positive encouragment. So, I am starting Thoughtful Thursday. I have always been the sort to encourage positive thinking and optimism. Yes, there are times when I just want to throw the towel in and go eat a big box of chocolates and watch P.S. I love you and cry my eyes out. But, mostly I believe that we can control most of our day and how we react to certain things. Yes, we can't control everything, but we can control and be aware of how we react to those things. So here is my tip for this Thursday, be nice and smile. Take notice of people around you, and they may take notice of you and your positive attitude!
Have a beautiful Thursday!
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.