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Monday, November 19, 2012

Happy Monday

Do you have your Thanksgiving recipes ready?  We are spending Thanksgiving with Cliff's family.  Both sides of his grandparents live here so we will get to see them and his aunts and uncles.  I'm sure we will have lots of delicious food.  I won't be cooking a lot, but we do have a few things planned.  One thing my family always has at Thanksgiving and Christmas is Cherry Fluff.  I love this stuff.  I will be posting the recipe after I make it Wednesday because you need this at your next holiday meal (maybe Christmas!).  In the meantime I will just be posting some of the awesome things I have made over the past few weeks.  As my Mom has been recovering from her surgery and staying with us, we have cooked a lot of healthy things.  One of my favorite new lunch ideas came from my boss Phyllis.  If you need to take a cold lunch anywhere, this is really good.  It is filling but it won't weigh you down.  It is Broccoli Chicken Salad.
 I loved it and served it on whole wheat crackers
This is the yogurt mixture

Broccoli Chicken Salad (makes 5 servings)
1 (13oz) can of chicken, drained and broken apart
2 heads of broccoli, washed, cut and steamed
3/4 cup toasted slivered almonds or walnut pieces
1/2 cup craisins
1 (6oz) carton of greek yogurt
2 Tbsp. Olive oil
2 Tbsp. honey mustard
1/2 tsp. cumin
salt and pepper to taste
feta cheese to top when served

Combine your seasonings, yogurt, olive oil and honey mustard in a small bowl.  Combine chicken, broccoli, toasted almonds and craisins in a large bowl.  Stir in your yogurt mixture until well combined.  Cover and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.  Stays good up to 5-6 days.  When you serve it, sprinkle a little feta cheese on for added flavor.  Serve with crackers and fruit on the side. 

Hope you guys are off to a good week.  We are excited for Thanksgiving and time with family.  I already got an awesome workout in today called the 4x4 workout.  It was a lot harder than I thought it would be, but I feel really good now that I did it.  I also read in Romans 6 this morning:

11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. 14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.
Romans 6:11-14

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