Joanna Gaines inspires me. After reading one of her magazines, I am reading to clean the house, decorate a room, cook a new recipe, and call my children. I am super impressed with this fellow Texan and all she has accomplished.
Her most recent edition of her magazine, The Magnolia Journal is dedicated to interntional living. I try to live with intention, but fail in so many areas. It seems there is just not enough time in the day to accomplish all I want to with true intention. But, over the years, I have improved a lot, and hope to improve more. This topic lead me to set some personal goals in several areas. I will let you know how I am doing as the year progresses. She did inspire me to cook more over the weekend. My husband and I have started a bad habit of eating out alot each weekend. I know it is mostly my fault…claiming I am too busy to cook. But, the meals last weekend were very simple and allowed me to test some new products.
I was asked to try this AR’S HOT SOUTHERN HONEY...it is honey with a spicy kick of red chili peppers. So, I tossed these sweet potatoes in cinnamon and a touch of nutmeg; sprinkled the honey over the pieces I cut up; and then baked at 400 for about thirty minutes. They were yummy! I also tried the honey on this baked salmon with pesto sauce. The two together made for a delicious salmon. Yep…we really like this honey!
Another product, I was happy to review are the Holmsted Fines Churneys I do not usually good with Chutney, but was happy to give them a go. I cooked chicken in the slow cooker covered with the Holmstead Fines Apple and Jalepeno Chutney, and the sprinkled dry onion soup mix on top of it, added a little chicken broth; and some sliced sweet potatoes….yes, we love sweet potatoes! It was delicious and I am anxious to try the other flavors sent my way.
I know many of you will be cooking this holiday weekend for family and friends…perhaps this gave you a little inspiration.
What does it mean to you to live with INTENTION? Please share….and as always…