Rediscovering the BLT

3_Rediscovering the BLTEasy to make, flavorful, and an American classic. What’s not to love about the BLT?

Little G loves bacon, and lately, I’ve rediscovered the BLT, throwing them together for dinner every couple of weeks. My bread of choice is sourdough. In addition to the obligatory bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes, I also add mayonnaise and freshly ground pepper.

Some other recipes you might like, for your own easy weeknight meal: the BLT Fried Egg-and-Cheese SandwichCalifornia BLTs (they feature avocado and lemon!), and the Perfect BLT Sandwich.

No-stress sides include salad, fruit, and/or macaroni and cheese. Little G’s fruit side of choice is a Honeycrisp apple. More expensive than other varieties, but worth it, we think.

Enjoy, friends. 🙂

Gratitude News Round-Up

Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away, and fittingly, articles about gratitude have been popping up in the media. Here are five of my favorites. Wishing you gratitude and good things always!

“3 Reasons You Should Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude” (Entrepreneur):

“Gratitude creates solutions. Adopting a gratitude practice takes you out of a problem and toward a solution. It removes you from a complaining mode and into a best-outcomes mindset.”

“7 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude That Will Motivate You to Give Thanks Year-Round” (Forbes):

“Gratitude reduces a multitude of toxic emotions, ranging from envy and resentment to frustration and regret.”

“Spend just 15 minutes jotting down a few grateful sentiments before bed, and you may sleep better and longer.”

“7 Genuine Ways to Practice Gratitude” (PsychCentral):

“Linger over positive experiences.”

“Involve your kids … Ask your child, ‘What was the best part of your day today?’”

“20 Mind-Blowing Facts About Gratitude” (Yahoo! Health):

“Being appreciative of the little things your partner does can help your relationship thrive.”

“A good way to increase your feelings of gratitude is to embrace the setbacks you experience in life, according to leading gratitude researcher Robert Emmons, of the University of California, Davis.”

“The Science of Thanksgiving: Why Gratitude Really is Good for You” (California Magazine):

“ … simple gratitude is good for you. Among its benefits: lower blood pressure, strengthened immune systems, reduced loneliness, and measurably improved outlooks on life. Plus, people who practice gratitude ‘mindfully,’ as the current psycho-argot has it, tend to pay things forward; they’re more compassionate to the people around them, generating all-around increased good will.”