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Friday, January 30, 2015

Chasing the sun for a couple of days!

Once again, I am off chasing the sun. Yeah, I do this nearly every winter. It's part of how I deal with my seasonal affective disorder. Way more fun that my special "happy" lamp.

But before I leave, I always fix a bunch of edibles for whoever stays behind. I suppose it's "guilt food", as I get to have a getaway for a long weekend. Anyway, for this trip, I've been fighting a cold all week, so had minimal energy to cook much.

basic brown sugar-cinnamon granola

Still, I did make a new container of granola.

And a batch of chocolate chip cookies.

Plus some homemade refried beans and Spanish rice, for making quick burritos.

And a pot of rich Minestrone soup.

I also left some bread, lunch meat, crackers, carrot sticks, nuts, avocado and fresh fruit. I'm sure they'll be able to put together meals for a couple of days.

Have a great weekend! I'll be back on Monday.
warmly (and I do mean "warm-ly"),



Live and Learn said...

Once again, you're family is lucky to have you. You are such a kind nurturer. When I left last weekend, I just told my son that he was welcome to anything he could find in the house to eat. I have no idea what he ate. But the important thing is that the cats got fed regularly.

Have a great trip. I hope it gives you a reset from this winter darkness and weather.

Kris said...

I think I'm jealous. No, I KNOW I'm jealous. :) Happy sunshine and warmth to someone who brings sunshine and warmth to the rest of us on a regular basis. Enjoy recharging your batteries.

Anonymous said...

Hope you have a wonderful trip Lili!


Belinda said...

Hope you have a great, relaxing time. :)

Cat said...

I hope you have a wonderful time and come back refreshed!

Anne in the kitchen said...

Hope your trip was wonderful!

Lili said...

Good of your son to come and feed the cats while you were away, live and learn. It sounds like a good deal all around!

Lili said...

Thank you, Kris

Lili said...

Hi Angie,
I did -- thanks!

Lili said...

Hi Belinda,
A bit of relaxation was definitely the plan!

Lili said...

I'm still working on the refreshed part, Cat. Time away gave me the time to think about how to recharge on a regular basis, without needing to go someplace.

Lili said...

Hi Anne,
thanks! Hope you had a great weekend, too!

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