Well friends - it goes without saying that many things don't go to plan - my crock pot- pot roast recipe to be featured on Monday was one of them :) The meat was tough and chewy and overall was disappointing but for those who know me: 1) I'm stubborn/not easily dissuaded 2) I'm a master of leftovers/making something from nothing. That's how tonight's dinner was created...whether you've got a roast/stew that wasn't up to snuff or just have leftovers from one that was great...I took the roast, taters, carrots, onions the whole lot minus the liquid and whizzed it up in batches in the food processor. This in and of itself makes a lovely "hash" great fried up for breakfast with a fried egg. I however tried another trick by taking refrigerator biscuits, flattened into muffin cups, scoop of the hash, squirt of ketchup and topped with shredded cheese and baked up made for the great quick meal for the boys tonight. They loved it and I conquered the leftover universe :) Sigh my excitement is short lived as I now need to move on to other crock pot recipes to try for weeks to come...stay warm, happy, organized and well fed! xxx
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break - I truly had a break as the family took a electronics free cruise with our large extended family to celebrate my parents 45th anniversary. Very blessed to all be together and be "disconnected" for a bit. We are back and I'm officially back at it - organizing homes and now spending more time staging homes for sale as the market continues to improve. I'm even in the process of taking a course to get my Home Staging Expert TM designation. Today also happens to be my birthday - which has me reflecting on the incredible last year. I am blessed beyond belief to do what I love, with clients that bring me joy and all within a few miles of my house! I wish nothing but the same for all of you - I know we all have some New Years Resolutions...
Did you know that your New Years Resolutions for eating healthier and exercising more can go hand in hand with getting the house organized? Accomplish both by cleaning out a spot in a spare room/basement/garage to create a workout area, organize your kitchen and pantry so that preparing meals is easier, create a meal plan and budget, and more. Pare down on some of the tedious tasks and leave yourself with more time for the fun things, play with your kids, take a new course (like I'm doing), set a fitness goal (I'm doing a charity power walking marathon in London in May)...whatever you do may it bring you joy this new year.
I wish I could make the lbs fall off of all of us but at least I CAN help get the house organized so that the rest becomes a bit easier. If you live in Alpharetta GA area - Let me know how I can help you!
Peace, happiness and blessings to you all for a fantastic 2014!
Jen Payne, CPA, Professional Organizer and mom to two boys: Brendan (17) and Ryan (15).