Welcome to Reality Check Monday…the day before the official beginning of fall…so, I want to remind you where to find cozy, affordable fall clothing plus serve up delicious green beans with a little inspiration on the side. My reality is to seek joy in all circumstances!
Just a note in case some of you are wondering… These plants are called Orange Marmalade. I am currently obsessed with them. Thanks to my local nursery for the recommendation.
COMFY CLOTHING FOR ANY BUDGET
Earlier this month, I introduced you to National Fashions On Over 50 Feeling 40.
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Today, I wanted to show you the Flat Waist Leggings, which are a great fit (not too tight, not too loose) and very comfy; and this vibrant Ribbed Flyaway Cardigan (on sale now at an amazing price). This is a perfect cozy day at home outfit or throw on a fun accessory and go out!
You will love how soft these fabrics are and there are so many selections from sweaters to robes!
NOW FOR SOME COOKING!
I shared some of my latest recipes last week in a Fall Cooking Post.
My green bean recipe is inspired by our local chef at Fish City Grill with a little touch of Joanna Gaines! First, I roasted three garlic cloves n a little olive oil in a skillet (only because my oven is out of commission); I mixed them with two tablespoons of butter.
I heated a pot of water to a rolling boil; tossed in a pinch of salt; and then added two handfuls of fresh green beans. I blanched these in the boiling water for one minute…drained…set aside.
Sliced a red bell pepper. Melted the garlic butter in a skillet and added the beans and the bell pepper and cooked around 8 minutes. Added a little salt and pepper. I think doing this with olive oil would also be excellent!
Joanna has a recipe for BUTTERED WALNUTS OR PECANS in her book, Magnolia Table. I made it with walnuts…and let me warn you, it is addicting!
In a small skillet, melt two tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add 1/4 cup lightly packed light brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper and mix until smooth.
Add the walnuts to coat and cook around 3-5 minutes. Pour onto wax paper to cool. I crumbled some onto the beans…so good. Would be excellent with salads.
SEASON OF REFRESHMENT
I wrote this statement after pondering why I love this season so much…to me, it is refreshment and 2020 needs a huge dose of refreshment. Where I live, fall comes in as we are experiencing intense, 100-degree heat…most vegetation is crunchy.
But, when the first signs of the season come, it is as if nature is breathing a sigh of relief. It also is a great time to get outdoors, as well as, enjoy the warmth of home. I have been concerned about those readers and others I know who have been isolated for months.
Isolation is not healthy…we are made to be connected people. I understand there is a pandemic, but with practicing good health guidelines, it is possible to be out and about and be safe.
At least, walk the neighborhood and greet others with a smile. That alone can be healing. I also want to encourage those of you who know women in isolation to reach out…visit or drop off a flower, muffin, or hand written note.
It helps to know others are thinking of you. CONNECTIONS ARE CRITICALLY IMPORTANT.
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MY COMPLEXION LOVES CHAMONIX…KEEPING ME YOUTHFUL!
JUST A NOTE:
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By Pamela Lutrell
Disclaimer: I was provided product for this post, but the words are my own.