Memorial Monday Menu

I would hope you a ll know by now, I love to bake, cook, be in the kitchen, be a hostess and have parties. I am a sucker for holidays, manufactured ones too.   At this point I don’t even care if I “know” people are coming over or not. I have decided in my 40’s now that I am going to cook for me and my man and if people want to stop by I invite the misfits, the exiles and any and all who want to come and if they show up GREAT if not, “oh well”.   So this weekend my menu I decided I wanted to do consisted of things “I” wanted to make and create.

I bought a new grill (and put it together all by myself thank you oh and I tested out the grill Friday night and I even got it started all by myself nyah!)

Menu:   Frog Eyed Salad http://allrecipes.com/recipe/frog-eyed-salad/

Potato Salad made with Sour Cream instead of Mayhttp://www.inspiredtaste.net/22809/simple-potato-salad-recipe/

My man doesnt like Mayo so I used this alternative instead. Very yummy)

Premade Buffalo Wings from Fareway (Appetizers)

Premade Shrimp Bites (Schwans)

 

Chips and Salsa:  Target Peach Pineapple Salsa and a tad Queso. Yummm

Trixie’s World Famous Devilish Eggs : (Make like a normal Recipe, but add a hint of special vanilla. I use Tahitian or Madagascar) PS Also made with Sour Cream. No Mayo

Burgers :  I add Tastefully Simple”s “Everyday Grillin Seasonin, then flatten out. Add a touch of Big Daddy’s BBQ sauce then grill over coals (get yours from my pal Kara)

Brats:  For my man. I am not a Brat person but he likes them

Chicken Breast: Fareway had some great deals so I figured I would toss those on the grill too

Pasta Salad:  Rotini Pasta, cook al dente, add pesto or italian dressing. I like this simple recipe. You can also add ranch http://allrecipes.com/recipe/simple-pasta-salad/ I also mixed my own version of this Italian Dressing Recipe up http://allrecipes.com/recipe/italian-dressing-mix/

Rhubarb Pie: HOMEMADE WITH FRESH RHUBARB…need I say more??? This week I remember I had a TON of Rhubarb in my backyard so I cut that all up and froze some and saved some out to make a pie for today.

Then for the finale of flavors I made Sweet Chai Tea: Black Tea, Roobis, Cinnamon, Cadramom, Ginger, Cloves, Black Pepper, touch of nutmeg. Steep loose teas and flavors together for 10 minutes or more. Make enough pots to make a BIG pitcher. Cool in fridge or add ice to glass and enjoy. For a creamy version adda hint of milk or cream. And I saw this Recipe for Strawberry Syrup to make Sodas so I made my version but did it with

Rhubarb Syrup for Rhubarb Soda. Very yummy. Try it out! mmmm http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Strawberry-Soda-Syrup/Detail.aspx?src=VD_Summary

Of course, I got one last thing (and we just had to try it out ahead of time… SMORES

No matter what your plans, grillin, hangin, chillin, going to memorial services, or whatever… take at least SOME time and remember WHAT this weekend is for… To remember thoe we lost in the wars they served  

 

Until next time,

XoXo Trisha Trixie

Monday Manifesto: Brave Girls Club

Going for my dreams and goals hasn’t always been easy. But I will say for me it has always been worth it. There have been struggles and hard times in my life sure! Everyone has those. But sometimes we need that EXTRA added oopmh or push. Sometimes we need to let go, heal the hurt and pain and get thru it. Learn ways and techniques and connect with like minded tribe of others.

That is how I came upon Brave Girls Club. I discuss in my video here the beginning of my journey a few years back. (I need to do an updated video)

I have a variety of books and Manifestos all around that keep me on my path for my life and business.

 

My Pinterest Board for Brave Girl Love shows things I love that others have created that helps rejuvenate my mind.

Here are some other places where I have discussed my journey with Brave Girls Club 

and here is when I started getting back into fashion because of Brave Girls Club

Why do I share this with you? Why on a on a blog about my business? Because I desire for others to know as well that life is not always sunshine and roses. I want others to see that to have the drive and passion I do, I have overcome a lot and that character building is the reason why I am the person I am and do the things I do and reach for dreams and goals such as this business.

Sure I could just talk about aprons and accessories but there is more to me and my business than JUST those things.

My Brave Girl Manifestos surround me and words and snippets even are pasted in various places to keep me on the right path.

For me, running this business isn’t just about sewing and creating aprons and accessories, it is also having a brand people can look up to. Now I realize i may not be everyone’s cuppa tea, but that doesn’t stop me nor deter me. Find the manifestos that work for you to stay on your path and perhaps find your tribe to help the inner part of you match the outer core of what you sell  🙂

People, competitors, etc will try to bring you down, get in your way and try to sabotage you telling you horrible mean things and may even tell you you can’t do it or shouldn’t. The phrase I REALLY love we learned in BG…..

She Did it Anyway!

Don’t worry about the Naysayers and the Haters. I just got a bumper sticker that says My Haters are my Motivators because they are. Don’t let others drag you down.

 

Keep moving forward and Do it Anyway!

Hope you enjoyed today’s Monday Manifesto. Please share it with others, go check out Brave Girls Club and ALL the MANY things they have to offer. You might find a manifesto or mantra that works for you and YOUR business.

Until next time,

Xoxo Trisha Trixie

Monday Manifesto: Danielle La Porte Manifesto of Encouragement

A few years back when going thru something profound, this is just ONE of the wonderful ladies of Inspiration (that could be a whole group I swear) and I was very much into making collages at the time. So I not only printed this and posted it on my mirror but I made a collage and I shared it on FB.

I have this on my wall and read it nearly every day

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The manifesto of encouragement

right now:

There are Tibetan Buddhist monks in a temple in the Himalayas endlessly reciting mantras for the cessation of your suffering and for the flourishing of your happiness.

Someone you haven’t met yet is already dreaming of adoring you.

Someone is writing a book that you will read in the next two years that will change how you look at life.

Nuns in the Alps are in endless vigil, praying for the Holy Spirit to alight the hearts of all of God’s children.

A farmer is looking at his organic crops and whispering, “nourish them.”

Someone wants to kiss you, to hold you, to make tea for you. Someone is willing to lend you money, wants to know what your favourite food is, and treat you to a movie. Someone in your orbit has something immensely valuable to give you — for free.

Something is being invented this year that will change how your generation lives, communicates, heals and passes on.

The next great song is being rehearsed.

Thousands of people are in yoga classes right now intentionally sending light out from their heart chakras and wrapping it around the earth.

Millions of children are assuming that everything is amazing and will always be that way.

Someone is in profound pain, and a few months from now, they’ll be thriving like never before. They just can’t see it from where they’re at.

Someone who is craving to be partnered, to be acknowledged, to ARRIVE, will get precisely what they want — and even more. And because that gift will be so fantastical in it’s reach and sweetness, it will quite magically alter their memory of angsty longing and render it all “So worth the wait.

Someone has recently cracked open their joyous, genuine nature because they did the hard work of hauling years of oppression off of their psyche — this luminous juju is floating in the ether, and is accessible to you.

Someone just this second wished for world peace, in earnest.

Someone is fighting the fight so that you don’t have to.

Some civil servant is making sure that you get your mail, and your garbage is picked up, that the trains are running on time, and that you are generally safe. Someone is dedicating their days to protecting your civil liberties and clean drinking water.

Someone is regaining their sanity. Someone is coming back from the dead. Someone is genuinely forgiving the seemingly unforgivable. Someone is curing the incurable.

You. Me. Some. One. Now.

http://www.daniellelaporte.com/inspiration-spirituality-articles/the-manifesto-of-encouragement/

Monday Manifesto

A few summer”s ago I started doing Manifesto’s. I learned from Ali Edwards about this at the time. I have manifestos for all sorts of things but my favorite Manifesto is my Summer one. Perhaps it is because each year it grows and changes, it allows me to see what did I do last year and what will I carry to this summer.

The manifesto is in a way a TO DO list. This is something I make to post where I can see it and remind me to enjoy the summer and not stay stuck behind a computer.

The first one I did I wrote down on paper, collaged it and then posted it up.

The second one I did was on Word, then I changed the fonts and colors of the text, added a border and then printed it and posted it.

I liked both ways and you may choose one or the other.

Making a manifesto is a great thing to do with kids as well as for yourself.

Give the kids a bunch of markers or crayons and ask them to write down all the things they want to do this summer. Have them choose different colors for each item on the list, add stickers or draw on them with butterfly’s or bugs and then post them on the fridge or the wall for them and you to see.

If you have more than one child in your home or in your preschool, maybe make a box and cut the ideas up and pick one or two out a week. Or perhaps you can do both. Have them each do a manifesto for themselves and then make a box or list of ideas for the group as a whole.

Here is more info on my other Manifestos from my Art Page: The Art of Trisha Trixie

Google Summer Manifesto and you will find tons and TONS of others who do these same types of Manifestos as I do. There are many ways to do it and many ways to be creative.

 

My Summer Manifesto 2013

Summer Manifesto 2013

 Spend time outside,Go to the lake, Go on a hike, Play badminton, Go to an outdoor movie or make an outdoor movie in my backyard,  Participate in Miracles Workshop, Do Summer of Color, Go to Farmer’s Market, , Buy Hammock, Get a glider swing, Have Summer Sunday’s, Sleep late on Sundays, Go to Outdoor Concert, Go to a Ball Game, Take lots of Pictures, Make “Refrigerator Pickles”,Have a Car Wash Day, Make BBQ Cob Corn, Dance in the Rain, Blow Bubbles, Make Pitchers of Chai Tea for easy enjoyment, Enjoy Sunrises and Sunsets, Enjoy time with Kitty cats, Play Hobby Games,  Journal,  Giggle…a lot, Enjoy the Show, Be Fabulous!

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