The holidays are over, kids are starting back to school, New Year’s resolutions are underway (or not), and…well, sometimes this time of year can feel a bit slumpy.
What to do? What. to. do.
After the weeks spent focusing on decorating the house, buying presents for others, making plans to visit with loved ones, and reflecting upon the meaning of the holidays…perhaps it’s time to spend a little time on yourself.
I don’t mean the New Year’s Resolution type of thing (see above) where you plan on exercising, or organize your desk, or take a photo every day. Those are obligations; I mean really TREAT yourself.
What better way to so than a delish little meal just for you and your lesser half? Instead of spooning some of that mac-n-cheese you made for the kids into a bowl for yourself, take a bit of time and create a little something that YOU will love.
Here are some of my fave recipes. I’m sure you’ll find a few that will be perfect for you.
What are some of your favorite foods that you love to prepare that are not *just* for the kids?
I would love to hear from you!
Shaved Asparagus and Lemon Pizza. 1 of 9"Hey, kids! Pizza for dinner!" HA! All mine. Sorry, boys. Recipe.
Apple, Leek and Gruyere Grilled Cheese 2 of 9Grilled cheese, grown up style with gruyere cheese. And apples. And leeks. YES PLEASE. Recipe.
Lemon Thyme Shortbread 3 of 9This just makes me want to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea. Me time, thank you. Recipe.
Fig Cheese Crostini 4 of 9The best thing about snacks like this is that I'm not in danger of little hands stealing them. They don't know what they're missing. Recipe.
Beer Cheese Soup 5 of 9This is simple to make, but takes a bit of stirring time...I find it relaxing. My form of meditation. :) Recipe.
Lemony Wheat Berries with Roasted Brussels Sprouts 6 of 9Wheat berries? Who knew! Very yummy. Recipe.
Grilled Caesar Salad 7 of 9Ceasar Salad is actually a salad my boys like, so I guess I'll share this one. Recipe.
Cantaloupe Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze 8 of 9LOOK AT THIS. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Recipe.
Espresso Brownie Bites with Kahlua Buttercream Kisses 9 of 9You didn't think I'd forget dessert did you? Espresso Brownie Bites with Kahlua Buttercream Kisses...ooooooh yeah! Recipe.