Links I Love – Moons, Careers, Avocados and Beer ( duh!)

If your Friday night plans don’t include a Full Moon, Comet and Lunar Eclipse you are missing out! I am hoping our skies are clear enough to check this out!

Maybe this weekend you are going to do a little soul searching, career got you in a rut? I enjoyed this article from Fast Company about the skills you really need when starting your career.

If your weekend takes you out on an adventure with friends you may need to use this Beer-Based Gratitude Scale to show them your appreciation.

Avocado toast is an important part of most of my days and an un-ripe avo will give me the blues. This is an awesome article about how to quickly ripen an avo!

Now just for some fun, inspiration reading, this NY Times article about Russel Westbrook.

Post Christmas Glow

I love Christmas! All holidays really, anytime where you have the opportunity to spend time with your family and friends is a good time to me. We had a large Christmas Eve celebration with my extended family and then on Christmas Day we had a smaller feast. It was nice to just be with my family, present in the moment, enjoying the laughter.

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My grandma and I made a Sour Cream Raisin Pie – sounds weird – but it was WONDERFUL! and I don’t take desserts lightly so you know it must be good!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dairy sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 baked 9-inch pie shell (homemade or store bought)

Easy as 1-2-3

  1. In a heavy medium saucepan stir together the sour cream, 1-1/2 cups sugar, flour, egg yolks, and raisins. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Keep warm.
  2. For meringue, place the egg whites and cream of tartar in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high speed about 4 minute more or until mixture forms stiff glossy peaks (tips stand straight).
  3. Pour warm filling into baked pie shell. Spread meringue over filling. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 15 minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Chill 3 to 6 hours before serving; cover for longer storage.

Note: We did not use Cream of Tartar – and it was a-ok! If I was bringing this somewhere or presentation was more important I would definitely remember to add it, but our Meringue still got peaky without it!

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Ohhh and lest I forget the crazy WIN OKC had on Christmas Day! Yah Boys!! I also have to give a shout out to GSW – they had one hell of an exciting game!

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The last couple of days have been WARM! Yes, you heard right! After the ice storm last weekend we have been having really nice weather! The sunset was beautiful yesterday and I tromped around the farm taking some pictures.

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So different than a beach sunset – but still holds beauty.

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Yeeehaw, Y’all! Have a great weekend! I hope that you are enjoying this time as much as I have been able to.

Grateful

For foggy mornings when I have no place to be.

For friends who love me when I act fairly un-loveable.

For my body that allows me to move and explore.

For living near trees and the sea-even in the big city.

For basketball and loving my team win or lose.

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Happy for life and how I am living. For the ability to go outdoors. For BASKETBALL.

Now its time to watch OKC play the Golden State Warriors.