French fry A la Mode

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If you know me by now, you know that I love coming up with all kinds of fun food concoctions. And the other day was no exception to the rule.

Before I give you the recipe, I want to talk about some of the benefits of creating a weeknight routine.

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Food Photo by Katina Horton

Routines help to center, direct, and structure/stabilize/ground us. They also give us predictability for our minds and our bodies. Weeknight routines give us grounding and investment for a good night’s sleep. When we make time and space for the things that we are gifted/good at, and love to do, we are caring for our souls.

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This past week, I decided to be even more intentional in adding some things back to my weeknight routine. One of these things is walking. The benefits of walking are endless. The fresh air, automatic feel good hormones that run through your body, the blood flow, lowering of blood pressure, etc. Walking makes me feel good and keeps my mind creative and flowing with ideas. It also helps me with my writing and allows me to really appreciate nature and how great God is.

Other things that I do for my weeknight routine are listening to podcasts/preaching, dancing, reading books, showering, and drinking tea.

As an exercise tonight, think of all the things that you love to do and are gifted at. Circle all the important things that you wouldn’t want to do without. Make these things a part of your weeknight routine and see how much of a difference that they make in your overall well-being.

Here is the French Fry A La Mode for the Family Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of french fries
  • 4 Dr. Praeger’s super green veggie burgers
  • 1 container of Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce
  • 1 bag of cheese

Directions

  • Bake a bag of french fries.
  • While the fries are baking, fry 4 Dr. Praeger’s super green veggie burgers.
  • Grab bowls and add a couple of servings of fries into each bowl.
  • Cut up the veggie burgers and evenly spread them on top of the fries in each bowl.
  • Add shredded cheese and barbecue sauce on top.

Enjoy!

God bless you!

Katina

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5 Reasons Why I Like Everyone Products

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I wouldn’t consider myself a makeup person.  I like wearing lipstick, and sometimes I will put on some eye shadow and eyeliner, but that is the extent of it.  The one thing that I do love is being able to buy facial and body products.  This has been my favorite thing to do ever since my kids were little.  Part of “me time” was spent combing the racks at Jewel, Dominick’s, or Walgreens looking for and spelling soap bars and body washes.  Even now, whenever I go to farmer’s markets or Whole Foods, my favorite place to stop is the section where they have all the goat’s milk body bars.  My daughter introduced me to the Everyone brand about a little over a year ago.

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Why Do I Like IT

I like their brand for several reasons:

  • they contain aloe
  • essential oils are present
  • duration of time
  • they use hyaluronic acid
  • they have multiple uses

 

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Aloe

The benefits of Aloe are never-ending.  Aloe helps with inflammation of the skin, mosquito bites, skin problems, and burns.  My neighbor and I were outside talking, when she decided to cut off some of her Aloe Vera plant some that I could take some home to help with all of the nice, red mosquito bites that were going up and down my leg.  I also gave a few pieces to my daughter to help with her eczema.  We hated when we ran out.

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Essential Oils

The Everyone products contain essential oils, which are good for some of everything.  People use essential oils to replace candles, and to have a calming, relaxing spa effect.  They are also used to help with pain and inflammation.  There are others who used essential oils to boost their immune system.

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Duration of Time

For two people sharing the 32 oz sizes, the Everyone products can last literally for about two to three months.  Believe or not, you don’t need a lot.  A small amount goes a long way.  The bonus is the fact that they use purified water to make their products, which helps those of us who have sensitive skin.  The 32 oz. sizes are $9.99 at most stores, and some months, I have been able to get them for 6.99 to 7.99 at health food/all natural stores.  It is best when they are that inexpensive to buy two, if possible.

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I was so happy because the Everyone Face for Everyday cleanse was on sale for $5.00 at Whole Foods Market.  This was over a month ago, and I have a good 60% of the bottle still left.

 

Hyaluronic Acid

The hyaluronic acid from the Everyone products adds to the hyaluronic acid that is already present in the skin, helping to:

  • moisturize skin
  • lessen lines and wrinkles
  • benefit collagen levels
  • help with aging skin process

Multiple Uses

The last benefit of the Everyone products that I like is that the lotion and wash have multiple uses:

Everyone Wash:  shower, bath, and hair shampoo

Everyone Lotion:  face, body, hair

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 1 Corinthians 6:19

Have a blessed night!

Katina