I made a thanksgiving resolution to find something to be thankful for every day until next Thanksgiving. Here is what I’m thankful for this week!
Wednesday: the internets. Seriously. Without it I would not have deepened friendships, kept in touch with old friends, or made new ones through social networks and the blogosphere. I’m so totally in love with and thankful for it, and for you, who I wouldn’t be able to connect with right now through this blog if it wasn’t for the internet! <3
Thursday: I got two extra hours at work, which was nice because I declined my time on Tuesday so that made up for a bit of it.
Friday: Biz’s recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala!! I’ve been wanting to try it for months and when she lightened it up by using Greek yogurt for the cream, I knew I couldn’t wait any longer. Seriously, the best thing ever. I’ve had this at a good Indian restaurant, and it wasn’t nearly as yumtastic as this recipe. *drool* Thanks, Biz!
Saturday: I don’t get to keep my nephew often but had the chance on Saturday evening and we had a blast baking up some brownies, dancing to all the songs in The Little Mermaid (we forgot to get his “boy” cartoons when I picked him up and all I have are my old favorites, like this one, but he didn’t complain) and playing Candyland. I may be biased, but I think Owen is the cutest and smartest 5-year-old ever!
Sunday: Seriously, a Sunday afternoon with nothing scheduled?! Bliss!!
Monday: I was just crazy happy to have a job and to be doing it on Monday. They held me over but I was so happy to be there I didn’t care. Yay for days when you’re happy to be working! They don’t come around too often for me–LOL!
Tuesday: Truvia! I’m quickly falling in love with this stuff because unlike most artificial sweeteners, it actually comes from something natural (the leaves of stevia plants) and not a man-made chemical concoction, so I feel don’t feel so weird about putting it in my food. I have used it in whole wheat pumpkin cornbread muffins, chocolate chip banana bread, and today made a yummy apple cake that even the husband (who is anti-“diet” food) loves. I will be posting this recipe soon!
Question of the day: how often do you use reduced fat/fat-free and/or sugar-free products?