Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Self Care: Honey Mask

I've been trying to do better with finding time for self care lately.  So today in my "free time" during nap, I decided to sneak in a little skin therapy with a honey mask before the work begins.

I searched some recipes and found one where I had all the ingredients plus it had "calming" in the title.  So that had to be the  right one.  

You'll need
 2 tablespoons of honey
2 teaspoons of cinnamon 
Fresh lemon juice
Heat honey in the microwave.  Then add in the cinnamon and lemon juice.  I cut them in fourths and used one.

Apply to face.  
What? Not a good look?
I also put some on my neck. I tend to have a problem with picking at hair on my neck and irritating my skin. 

Wait 15 minutes.  

Rinse.  I rinsed with warm water, patted dry, and added a little moisturizer (Neutrogena Naturals).

Why do I look so surprised? Probably because I managed to get an unrushed shower in, a fresh face, kind of dressed, took my hair loose and plus feeling kind of energized. Surprised myself.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Recipes: Creamy Pork Chops With Roasted Potatoes And Carrots

Here's a simple dinner recipe that I love, creamy pork chops with ranch potatoes and carrots. I love roasted potatoes and the carrots were delicious with this meal. 

First, I took a family pack of pork chops, an onion and bell pepper to start.  I like to season the meat with a little garlic salt and seasoning salt.  Then, slice some bell peppers and onions on top.  

Then, I like to add some good ole cream of mushroom soup on top.  Cream of mushroom soup is the best. It can work a little magic on some of everything. I added the whole can too.

Cover with foil and place in the oven for about 40 minutes.

I planned to cook potatoes with this meal. So I got about 6 or 7 red potatoes and cut them up.

I was trying to make sure to use up my produce so it didn't die in the fridge so I decided to cook these carrots too.  I used the whole bag.

Next, get some extra virgin olive oil and ranch seasoning packets.

I used about a 1/4 cup of oil and 1 and a 1/2 packs of the ranch seasoning since I had a lot of carrots and potatoes. I like to mix it well in a bowl first before transferring to the pan.

Cooking depends on how many potatoes you have.  I cooked mine for 40 minutes to make sure my potatoes were tender.

Now, dinner is served!