My mantra for 2017 is . . . “Simplify and Savor”!
This may sound bizarre, but the light did not truly go on inside my brain until I sat down to Christmas dinner!
It was the best Christmas dinner EVER!
Mr D and I worked it together! but . . .this year was different.
Last year there was so much food.
The salad bowl was barely touched.
This year . . .
Individual plated greens were served . . . tossed in this . . . I promise, “winter blend”, to die for combo.
It may sound easy – cheesie . . . and it is . . . For over twenty years, the number one requested Christmas side on 34 is my rendition of broccoli casserole. For Christmas 2016, I baked it in two casserole dishes one for each end of the table, and served the potatoes the same “twinned” fashion, so minimum passing was required.
The Prime Rib and Mr D’s “flat carving cut“ ham from our smoker, ( glazed and topped with roasted apricots) . . . were sliced and set center stage.
Two meats, two sides and a simple salad . . .
. . . the compliments were woven between the bites and the dinner conversation.
( I whispered to my self . . . “Keep it simple works, Lynne.” )
With my mantra in full swing, I edited the Christmas boxes to a solid “4” this year . . . no stragglers . . . the now four is inclusive of the two that hold the Christmas Village!
” Every Day A Little Something”
The quote in today’s post title and the images in the post are from Becky at “Clean Mama”! She has placed me back on track with my homekeeping. ( I am easily distracted from housework.) I follow her “dailies” on Instagram and have adapted her monthly cleaning calendar to my planner. Most of her tools are complimentary.
best of all . . . I accomplish my “every day a little something” before I leave for the clinic.
. . . some mornings with allowed time to “Share The Muse” with all of you.
[Write it down : “Simplify & Savor”, Clean Mama – “Every Day A Little Something” . . .]
The journey continues . . .
Have an amazing Tuesday, beautifuls!