Invest in Your Health | Soup Month

After decades of renaming January, and celebrating Soup Month, I and my family are no strangers to the many perplexed looks and questions we undoubtedly receive throughout the first month of the year. The most popular question is more of a clarifying statement: “So, you eat soup for a whole month.” The perusal of cookbooks, various websites, and recipe specific searches are all part of this week’s repertoire, the week just prior to what my family has (sometimes unkindly, especially, if close to Jan 31st!) referred to as “Soup Month”!

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Wednesday Weekly 3: Chicken Soup for the Mind, Body and Soul

I found that with delayed snow travels and several in the family eating away from home, each of us appreciates the sustenance of home cooking. So, Sunday night found me making a fast semi-homemade chicken vegetable and noodle soup. Along with a favorite simple recipe from Cooks Country,  I can’t live without these utterly basic spice tools and soup base.

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Let’s Calendar That! Planning for the New Year

I know we all may use our phone for date keeping but the power of a visual calendar and writing it down puts life in good order, and alerts family members to upcoming events, practices, birthdays. A physical calendar can be a shared method of organizing our days with everyone in the family.

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Etta James: Our Canine Member of the Family

We have always been a dog family.  Over the years, there has always been a rescued lab of some sort in our family.  Now that we are empty nesters, we decided we still wanted a lab in our home, but decided an older dog, rather than a puppy, was the right choice for us.  Our latest family addition is named Etta James, and we couldn’t be happier.

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