Updated for 2015…
NaNoWriMo challenges participants to write 50,000 words during the month of November. This can seem like a daunting and time-consuming task and when you have a house to run as well it can seem almost impossible. With some preparation, you can make November run more smoothly.
I’ve looked at a few prep lists for NaNo and noticed that mine was a little different. I decided to share it in hopes it might help someone else. I know this is a little late. I’ll try to repost the revised version of this list a little earlier next year.
For those of you participating this year, write like the wind! I’d love to hear/read how you’re doing so feel free to comment on a post or drop me an email. Feel free to add me as a friend on the NaNoWriMo website, too!
Yet another family favorite! Sour-Creamed Pot Roast doesn’t last long around our house. Flavorful and creamy it’s a prefect blend of things we love but shouldn’t eat.
I’ve tried adding more vegetables to the recipe, but it’s just never as good so I serve veggies on the side. It pairs well with almost anything, but I usually serve it with Slow Cooker Green Beans with Bacon or Tomato Salad. I haven’t yet posted recipes for the other sides I often choose from.
Hide and Seek is a book about games. Reckless, dangerous games. Games you might even want to play yourself if you’re with the right people. But shouldn’t. Not ever. In a small Maine town, a group of thrill seeking college kids finds a game of hide and seek in an abandoned house turning into a reality of stark terror.
Summary from Amazon.com
Several years ago, our doctor placed us on a low GI (glycemic index) diet. Strangely enough, I had just been researching GI and GL (glycemic load) so I already knew what he was talking about. I felt like a smarty pants! Hur, hur!
One of my biggest hurdles was pasta. I didn’t think I could live a life without pasta. I didn’t know about Dreamfields Pasta in the beginning, so I started looking for alternatives. With all the cost of some of the alternative choices, I decided to give zucchini pasta a reluctant try.
While zucchini pasta doesn’t taste like pasta and isn’t exactly the same texture as pasta, I found it worked beautifully as replacement in some dishes. I just didn’t think if it as a pasta dish anymore, but a new concoction. Spaghetti made with zucchini pasta is really good. It’s especially good when you add plenty of veggies like fresh mushrooms, peppers and onions. I tried calling it Zughetti, but it didn’t catch on.
So, if you’re looking to eat low GI or just healthier, give zucchini pasta a try. We found it works well with some things and not others. I think we tended to like it better with tomato sauces and we use Dreamfields for everything else.
I didn’t take pictures last time I made zucchini pasta, but I took pictures of the zucchini before I made them into pasta. Not sure why. I’ll try to remember to take pictures next time.