Monthly Archives: November 2015

My feet


SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESThese are my feet. They were not at all happy with me Saturday after Trick-or-Treating for 2.5 hours in flip flops. In fact, they made their displeasure known quite loudly for a whole day with aching and whining and such. By Sunday night I wanted to find something/anything that would help!

After deciding pain pills wasn’t the answer I really wanted, I remembered my Lemongrass Foot Soak!

Herbal Lemongrass Spa Foot Soak!

Herbal Lemongrass Spa Foot Soak!

I gathered my hot water, added some herbal foot soak salts and sat quietly for 10-15 minutes. The next step was the walnut scrub. I used that to massage my feet a bit and also to get rid of some of the dead skin off the tops and bottoms of my feet. After rinsing that off I finally got to my favorite part: the peppermint foot balm! It smells exactly like York Peppermint patties and feels so good. I made sure to use just a little (last time I used quite a bit and ended up sliding across the kitchen floor!) and rubbed it in for a few minutes. It felt AMAZING. My feet felt better after soaking, but the peppermint took away the last bits of the aches and amazingly my feet have felt fine ever since! I don’t intend to wear such flimsy footwear for long treks again, but it’s nice to know I have a back-up in my drawer to help with any muscle aches!


Menu Plan Monday, November 2!



Whew–time change is evil. And 90 degrees in November seems odd beyond belief. So, let’s talk about food instead shall we? 🙂

The theme for the Gluten Free Menu Swap over at Celiac Family is pumpkin!! Pumpkin is one of my favorites and of course I’ve already made pumpkin bread and pumpkin muffins for breakfast this week! Check out the links below for the recipes I used and for lots more ideas to help you menu plan!

Breakfast this morning

Breakfast this morning

German Apple Pancake
Mini Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Muffins (I used a gluten-free flour blend without xanthan gum to make these gluten-free and coconut sugar to make them a tad healthier.)
Spiced Pumpkin Bread
And Hot Cocoa–in hopes that it will get cooler out.

Easy Crockpot Chicken Teriyaki Bowls
Vegan Singapore Noodles–only with shrimp instead of tofu, so technically not vegan
One Pot Cheezy Taco Skillet
Breakfast for dinner: Eggs and bacon
Chicken a la King from a really old Better Homes and Gardens cookbook
Chicken nuggets (from Trader Joes) and French Fries
Smoothie and Popcorn
Pizza, salad

Healthy dessert: um…ran out of time and ideas for this!

For more menu ideas check out Org Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday! Or for gluten-free menus check out Celiac Family and the Gluten Free Menu Swap!