Tip of the Month: November 2016

Welcome into November! We are officially 2 months away from the end of the year. Crazy, right?  November is the month of Thanksgiving and giving your gratitude and thanks to those in around you. I hope this past year has treated you well, it sure has treated me well!

Many people in the U.S. celebrate Thanksgiving with a group of friends and/or family. Whether you are the host or the guest, it’s nice to find yourself cooking up wondrous things for those you love. But it’s also a hassle when your kitchen is a mess and nothing seems to stay put. Things as simple as cutting vegetables (or turkey) may be troublesome when your cutting board begins moving. Martha Stewart has just the trick to avoid this.

According to Real Simple, the key is to place a shelf liner or rug pads under your cutting board to keep it from moving. Some cutting boards are already equipped with a textured side to keep it from moving but wooden and marble ones are not. Shelf liners and rug pads can be found at your local hardware store or Target. This is in inexpensive way to keep your  kitchen safe during the holiday season.

Once you have a steady mat, you can cut all the veggies you want for vegetable salads. Tomato salads, cucumber salads, celery root salad, they pair great with a Pot Au Feu. This French meal serves many people. There are many different salads that you can pair with this and many different vegetables that you can cook with it.

The morning after your Pot Au Feu, you may want to continue the meals fit for a King or Queen. Thus, whip up some Berry Oatmeal Muffins. These powerhouse muffins give you just the energy you need to power through your day. When I make these muffins, I typically keep a few out and store the rest in the freezer for the upcoming week. This breakfast makes any weekday 100x better.

The last recipe I recommend you making this month is The Crunchy Salad. This one always turns heads because I bake the lettuce to give it some warm and crunch. Salads are hard for me to eat in the winter because I crave warm meals. If this is a struggle you fave, try baking your lettuce next time and see what you think. It helps me eat all of those leafy greens.


Happy November!

Stephanie

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