When it is so dreary outside I find it is so much harder to get exercise and I think it is really important for my kids to be active. Although we love a cuddling up and watching movies we need to get moving to not only keep warm but to stay healthy and not gain weight during this season full of festive treats! Here are a few ideas:
-Ice Skating-there is nothing like ice skating. Although it is not anywhere near cold enough for an outdoor rink here yet we have plenty community centers that have skating rinks.
-Swimming- Chasing the kids around the pool warms you up quite a bit. Although sometimes the public pool can be cold when you finish it off with a hot tub it’s sooo worth it.
-Walking/Hiking-although my kids don’t like going out in the rainy weather once they are out there they usually have a blast. Just make sure to have a good pair of boots, rain pants and snacks. Finishing it off with a hot chocolate doesn’t hurt either.
-Snow sports (once it arrives if it hasn’t already)-There is so many fun things to do in the snow-making snowmen, snow angels, snowball fights, skiing, snowshoeing, build an igloo etc. Can you tell I love the snow?
For my American friends the first feast of the year is just around the corner-Thanksgiving. What are you most thankful for? I’m most thankful for my family of course and bingo. What about you?
Most of the time there is a lot of leftovers at Thanksgiving and although most of the time I’m not a big fan of leftovers, thanksgiving leftovers are too good to pass up. Here is a recipe for your turkey leftovers; it’s perfect to take along with you for your Black Friday power shopping lunch. This recipe is from chef Michael Symon who is on a great new show called the Chew. Enjoy!
Leftover Turkey Sandwich
ingredients Leftover Turkey
Sliced Onion (or pickled)
2 slices bread
instructions Assemble ingredients into sandwiches.
Apply some mayo to the outside of the bread and grill it. Enjoy the yumminess!
Happy Thanksgiving y’all!