Holiday Weight Maintenance

Between October and December many people find it difficult to maintain &/or lose weight, however, it IS possible.
If you think about it, there really is no difference in HOW it’s done. It’s still all about what you eat, how much, and exercising.
PORTION CONTROL & SELF-CONTROL are most of the problem.
How many people do you know who binge and over eat during holiday festivities?
I for one am guilty of doing it in past years, BUT…
this year I am challenging myself to have more self-control so that THIS doesn’t happen:

Photo was shared by a friend of mine on FB

Also, remember to drink plenty of water.
HINT: Water can HELP with weight loss.
Drink a glass (or two) of water before sitting down to dinner.

May you and yours have Happy and Safe holiday celebrations!

Happy Birthday JESUS!!

Mrs Grinch

Ahh, December… Christmas…
It’s supposed to be the most JOYFUL time of the year, right?

Almost every year it seems I struggle with the joyful part. Last year I didn’t so much, but here I am again this year trying to be cheerful.

My beloved was laid off in the summer of 2009.
He did odd jobs off and on for 5 years. Some weren’t worth the money and some he wasn’t paid what he was owed.
He was hired this past May, but got laid off in October; temporarily this time until the company starts a new project contract.
So we have had our struggles. And it hurts me deeply that we haven’t been able afford to get the kids at least some of the things they would like.

Yes, I know that Christmas isn’t about material things. Christmas is, or should be, the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. That is where our JOY should come from.
I guess, in all honesty, my focus has been in the wrong place. Instead of focusing on Jesus, my attention is on my circumstance.

Forgive me Lord, for forgetting my focus on the true meaning of Christmas. I ask that You would help me look past my circumstance and to look to You always. Amen.

Stuffing Rolls

This is a recipe I started making while I was living in Canada. One of the grocery stores we frequented sold them in the deli. We tried them once and they looked easy enough to make. So instead of buying more of them I made my own version.
These are excellent for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.

Stuffing (make your own or use boxed)
Refrigerator Croissant Rolls

Prepare your stuffing ahead of time.
Follow oven heating instructions on Croissant packaging.
Unroll a couple individual croissant dough pieces at a time; gently press edges to spread & stretch them out a bit.
Using a Tablespoon or large serving spoon, spoon stuffing onto each croissant. Fold over ONCE from “L” shaped edge and continue to roll up.
Fold outer corners (of L-side) to underside forming a closed roll. Place, seam-side down, on UNGREASED cookie sheet or sheet pan.
Bake rolls as directed on Croissant dough packaging or until golden brown.