Hi y’all! I know it’s been awhile since I wrote a blog post & I apologize for the absence and inconsistency. I’m working on getting back to posting here as well as social media because this is my website that I actually own and well social media and their algorithms are working my last nerves! So look for more blog posts soon!
In the meantime I wanted to pop in and share something I created. I love planners and stickers just like the next person however with taking care of myself, my family & my business (in that order!) I just don’t want to make the time to always play in my planner. I actually have found I’m more efficient if I make a list and check it off. So that’s what I did! I made a to do list with some things I wanted to include such as spaces to write a verse or an affirmation and to write what I am thankful for. I also included an area to list the top 3 things I want to accomplish that day. I am loving using this list because it’s simple and allows me to feel accomplished when I check something off. I write my list in the morning, take a picture so that I can refer to it thru the day (because we ALWAYS) have our phones and when winding down for the evening or even the next morning sometimes I can check off what got done and move what didn’t to the next day or even delegate it (we’ll talk more about delegating in another post because it’s important!)
I figured I would share my list here for anyone to download and use for themselves! Let me know what y’all think?
Hi y’all I know it’s been a minute (or 5) since I’ve posted a recipe on the blog but to be honest between working from home, my grazing box business, mommin’ and my social life I’ve been busy!!! Plus if you following me on Instagram (make sure you are @severalpeoplesmama) you know I’ve been posting recipe reels a lot lately because their quick and easy and everyone’s loves a video. But my goal is to post more on the blog so you will have a reference point so I thought I would share the basic foundation recipe for my new obsession- the chaffle! The chaffle is a low carb/keto friendly version of a waffle which can be made to be sweet or savory & while searching Pinterest I have found several recipes that I will try and share but first we need to get to the basic recipe.
All you need for a basic chaffle is a mini waffle maker (you probably could use a regular size one too but these are too fun!) and the ingredients below:
1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tbs of almond flour (you can also use coconut flour but those are preferred in sweeter versions)
Add what you like, mix the ingredients together, spray your waffle maker and pour in & cook for about 3-5 minutes.
And that’s it! That makes about 4 mini waffles. The fun part is adding different ingredients and making all the versions!
Today on Instagram I’ll be making a Blueberry Bacon chaffle which would be a perfect low car/keto option to add to your Easter Brunch! Make sure you go there to check out my reels and subscribe to the blog for upcoming versions and so many other recipes coming up!!
I have received so many DMs and messages on IG and Facebook about this recipe so I knew I had to get this blog post up STAT! It’s funny because this was really a spare of the moment thing that I decided to try. My Hunny took me and the kids to Dave and Buster’s a few weekends ago and Middle Diva ordered a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. She kept saying how good it was and ate it all before I could get a bite *side eye*. So when I was in the grocery store this past weekend I saw beef shaved steak on sale and decided to make my own version as sliders using our fav Hawaiian Sweet Rolls. It was a hit! I’m sure this is on Pinterest already a hundred thousand times but that’s why I love cooking because you can always put your own spin on things! Here’s my version of Cheesesteak Sliders:
1 package of Beef Shaved Steak (the one I used was 14 oz and more than enough for 4 people)
1 medium onion sliced
1/2 green bell pepper sliced (feel free to use more if you like)
3 tablespoons of butter (you will use 1 to cook the veggies and the other 2 to melt over your rolls)
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 package of Provolone cheese
To season my meat I used approximately 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp of Seasoning salt (Tony’s), onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, & about 1-2 tsp of Steak sauce (use sparingly because it could get salty real quick!)
1 package of Hawaiian rolls (12 count)
I first started by preheating my oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sized sauce pan I added the olive oil and a tablespoons butter and let it melt on medium low. I turned it up to medium high and then added the onions and peppers and sautéed them for about 2-3 minutes then I put the heat on low and let them simmer while I seasoned my beef.
I cooked the beef on my electric griddle but you can certainly turn up the heat to medium high on the same pan you cooked the veggies (I would remove the veggies and then add back in when closer to the beef being done.) I added the beef to a hot griddle and then added my steak sauce and then once the beef was almost cooked added the veggies. This goes fast because the beef is thin so be mindful of that. Turn the heat down if need be you don’t want to burn your meat!
I cut my package of Hawaiian rolls in half by slicing the lengthwise similar to if you were leveling a cake. I then added a light layer of mayonnaise (optional) and then my cooked meat and veggies, and topped off with the cheese and then the top half of the rolls. I melted the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in the microwave and added a dash of garlic and onion powder. I then poured that over the top of the buns and put in the oven about 10-15 minutes so the cheese would melt. I removed from the oven and sliced the rolls and served with tater tots. This would be good with chips or fries and a side of fruit for dinner or serve this as part of your spread for Super Bowl Sunday!
If you make this recipe please share by tagging me on IG @severalpeoplesmama! I love to see y’all cook!
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We have all been there. We were feeling someone and everything was cool and then boom you’re not sure what happened or what went wrong but you are now being ignored or even ghosted. I have said so many times and I will say it again. Match his energy. But I also know we are human and it is easier done than said. So when he’s on your mind and you want to text, call or even do a drive by (don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about!) get out your feelings, block him and turn your phone off and do something else! Suggestions are below lol.
Clean your room or your house
Read a good book
Start a blog or make a new blog post
Start a business
Go back to school or finish that paper you were working on
Research and start a new career
Go to church
Pray for yourself and others
Volunteer (at a woman’s shelter)
Cook a good meal or bake something and eat it without guilt (allow yourself grace!)
Take a long walk
Take a road trip
Travel to your dream place alone
Go to the nursing home and visit (you might gain some wisdom in the process)
Cook a meal and bring it to a single mama
Visit loved ones
Make a bomb ass playlist
Organize a space in your home
Watch your favorite movie
Watch ratchet TV and be happy that isn’t your life lol
Read your bible (read Ester, Ruth or the Song of Solomon)
Write a 100xs you will not text or call him!
Go shopping or window shopping
Call your mama or daddy
Call, FaceTime or Skype a friend and have a good laugh or cry
As middle age women I don’t think we believe that we are still growing. Maybe not physically (well physically cause I obviously gain weight lol) but we are growing in our behaviors and attitudes toward life. I know that I am and where I was in life could no longer contain me. I had to take a step and find a new place to grow. This was very scary for me because when you take steps towards the unknown fear sets in and you want to immediately run back to where you came from. But at some point in your life you have say to yourself I can no longer stunt my own growth and let go and move forward. It’s still scary but you do it anyway.
I simply want to encourage you with this post to not stunt your own growth! If you are here and you open your eyes everyday that’s a new opportunity to move from your planter to a beautiful garden. Open your mind to new ideas, new thoughts and new mindsets and even if fear rears it’s ugly little head do it afraid. There is so much more out here promised for us. I used to think opportunities passed me because I was too old. I used to think I was too old to be a blogger but I pushed fear aside and did it anyway. And for that I have grown in unimaginable ways! I have done things I never thought I was capable of doing!!! And I’m still growing!!! At 40! So I want you the same for you. If you are not blooming where you are planted think about what you must do to grow. Think about the moves you must take to grow to your full potential and then start taking those steps. You are NEVER too late or old as long as you’re waking up to live another day! Always remember that.