Sometimes easiest is best.
My husband’s main contribution to taking care of the house this past week has been helping with the dishes – easy. Means one less thing for me.
We talked to our oldest son about the truth of Santa (mentioned here) – it happened right before bed this past weekend. We didn’t make a fuss, I held in my tears, but it went over easy and matter-of-fact. We talked about Santa being part of the Spirit of Christmas and recruited him to help us keep that for the other two kids.
I ordered boots online so I don’t have to search for my size in-store – easy, but since all of them didn’t work, today I was on return duty. I think I’m giving up on my brown riding boot search for the year. I think it might be easier to accept that I won’t find any that fit my wide 11 feet.
I really enjoy waking up 45 minutes before the kids need to get up – easy…maybe not always, but worth it. I love the morning silence and although it’s a sleep sacrifice, the tone it sets to my morning creates ease.
Instagram – easy. I love the inspiration, the positive active community, and how I feel empowered to be more myself and do it well.
Making a healthy snack – easy. Cherry chocolate chip bars might not be the snack that includes carrots and celery, but’s it’s a simple homemade larabar knock-off. If I’m going healthier, I’d aim for carrots, celery, and peppers in my Bean Dip with Creamy Cilantro Sauce.
I’m working on letting go of clearing the table covered in crafts. The kids are going to continue their creations and it gives me the evening moment to sit down and enjoy some alone time with the hubs. It’s easier when I fret less.
Red Lentil Curry – easy and I want some right now…I need to put this on my menu.
And really, aren’t we all searching for the easy dinner. During this time of year where we’re decorating, cooking, cleaning, participating in Santa visits, gift buying, and community Christmas tree lightings, we need something simple for dinner. These White Bean and Kale Quesadillas are that fast thing for you. They are easy.
These are inspired by Making Thyme for Health, but I vamped up the recipe a little and I think it made them even easier. I can’t ever seem to eat enough to make me tired of them. Sautéed mushrooms would be good, sprouts, or I think I’ll try thin-sliced pear next time. Yum.
The easiest thing for the bean part is to use your food processor. It goes so quickly and you can easily add lots of different spices to make it more interesting. While you’re doing that, you’ll want your greens to be wilting. I like adding minced garlic, salt, and pepper to them. Sometimes I just use kale and other times I mix kale with spinach. You’ll want to do more than you think you should to factor in the wilting. You’ll be happy you did. Easy.
Assemble by opening your tortilla, spread half with bean mixture, top that with kale stuff, and cook on both sides in pan. After it’s done getting slightly crunchy on the outside, fill it with tomatoes, avocado, and whatever you want. Seriously good. See…that’s fast and easy. You’re meal is planned. Add a side of carrots and cooked beans and you’re set for dinner.
Even better, this is easy because the kids will love it too.