Sharing 3 things about yourself that you like or like to do using your initials.
Well my initials are JLM so I am hoping that I can come up with some satisfactory things below...lol.
J - jogging - I love to run, but jogging is a more suitable word right now as I am really not in shape after the birth of my second child. Running allows me some time away from all of the labels like "mom", "teacher", "sister", "wife", etc. I love this time away because it is usually when I have time to reflect, think and come up with creative ideas! I've also done some fun races below - usually 5k races and have tried to work my way up to a 10k! See my pic below with my hubby and daughter.
L - lending resources. One of my favourite things to do is to scout out new books, ideas and activities to recommend and share with other teachers. If there could be such a job, I would be the activity researcher within the school. Tell me what you need and I'll look for something that looks fun! If I were a care bear, I would be Share Bear!!
M - menu planning. My new favourite thing to do since I have been off on MAT leave is to plan our dinner menu for the week. I came across this idea in one of my magazines, only they suggested doing this for the entire week - which is just too much for my brain right now...but three days works perfectly. It allows me to plan three dinners and record all of the ingredients I need to make the dishes. I have been trying new things for fun and I absolutely love my new recipes. Now, when I return to work, I will have more dinner ideas to choose from instead of the same old ones. Some of my new favourite recipes have been:
* Butter Chicken - mm...my first ever!
* Jambalaya - thanks Emerill!
* Beef Meat Pies - a great way to use left over beef roast in an interesting way!
For anyone who loves making lists, I suggest doing this - all you have to do is search for three new recipes to try and record the ingredients. Most website recipes have the list for you to print - how simple is that!! My favourite recipe site is www.allrecipes.com because they have this feature and they also have tons of ratings on all of their foods!!
Ha ha...would you know that there is an app for this specifically for allrecipes.com - how lucky am I to just find that out. Check it out below!
Ok...so that's it. I hope you enjoyed my post enough to become my first follower!!