Saturday, January 4, 2014



When did that happen?' I can't believe  how quickly this year has flown by. It seems like the older I get the faster the years seem to go by. But I can't complain; I love watching one season flow into the next and the kids grow and change.

I know most people don't keep New Year's resolutions, but the new year always gets me thinking about  the changes I'd like to make in my life.

This year I'd like to focus on health. Not exercise (we do pretty well in that department) but eating better, eating healthier. To me, right now, that means eating meals with more vegetables and less fat.

Eating well has been a challenge for me. I tend to be tired when I get home from work, and have little interest in spending time cooking dinner. I'm getting better at using the crock pot, but I still need to grow a lot in this area. My husband loves to cook, but to me it's just another chore...

We tend to eat a lot of frozen vegetables, given that we only grocery  shop every couple of weeks to once a month. With a shopping schedule like that, keeping fresh vegetables on hand is a challenge. 

Any help anyone has to offer would be greatly appreciated. Do you have some great healthy recipes? That "go to" dish you make often because it's quick and easy (and hopefully healthy?) Please send your ideas my way.

I'm going to start out slow and try to cook at least one new thing each week. Here are a few recipes I've found so far: Hungarian Goulash, Vegetable & Chickpea Curry, Garlic Chicken, Crock Pot Chicken Stroganoff, Crock Pot Lasagna, and Chicken and Dumplings.


Paul B. said... is one recipe for crockpot chicken. I just use paprika, salt, and pepper, but the method is the same.

Liz said...

Thanks Paul! Looks like she has some good healthy recipes.

pam said...

Happy New Year! And I have a little theory about why time is vanishing before our eyes and it is not advancing age!!! Personally, I think it is digital technology - cell phones, computers, - social media tools. So much time is lost while on line. I am sure it has a lot to do with our perception that time is fly by!!

I will keep your request in mind while I am sorting out my recipes - new and old and send along anything simple, delicious and nutritious!!

Valerie said...

This one has been in regular rotation for us lately: I just toss in whatever vegetables I have (it's been squash and onion lately, but zucchini was wonderful when it was in season)