We can’t believe it’s November already. This month we’re determined to get ahead of the game and do a little planning, a little goal-setting and most definitely a little shopping. Check out what tops our to-do list for November.
Real talk: We always have the best intentions when it comes to meal planning, but we tend to fall off of that wagon weekly. Despite the fact that we make our list and buy our ingredients, life gets in the way and that slowcooker ain’t gonna set itself. So this month we’re once again adding it to our list, but believe us, there are days when a pre-cooked roast chicken and a simple spinach salad make an appearance. Bottom line: make that list, but don’t worry if the Monday to Friday game plan hits a snag. (Side note: If you're looking for a quick and oh-so-delicious bite, we're sharing details of the yummy dish featured in the above pic at the end of this post, courtesy of Chef Craig Flinn.
November 11 is Remembrance Day in Canada. Take a moment to reflect, honour and remember those who fought for our freedom.
This sounds simple but it makes such a difference in the outcome of your day, month or year. We can be so hard on ourselves to get stuff done in a 24-hour span. Once we started setting small goals, we relieved some of that pressure.
Get your winter reading list going
The thought of a cold night, cozy socks, a weighted blanket, a mug of coffee (read wine) and a new book gives us all of the feels. Lindsay just started reading Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis and by the fifth page she was already on her second pack of 3-in-1 cleansing cloths. What books are on your list? We’d love suggestions!
Bring on the layers
The Ruck sisters tend to run cold, so you better believe we pack on all of the layers once the temperature drops. How’s that winter coat from last year? Are your boots still made for walking or ready to be retired? Check out what works and what needs an update.
We know it’s only the beginning of November, but December is just around the corner and it’ll be time to deck the halls before you know it. What’s on the menu this holiday season? How’s your gift-wrapping supplies? Know what you’ll be giving loved ones this year? And what about that must-do family Christmas card? Throw on those holiday sweaters, toss some tinsel around and say cheese to get your orders in on time!
What’s on your checklist this month? Happy November!
Mushrooms on Toast (simple and ridiculously delicious)
Extra-virgin olive oil
Clove of garlic
Mix of chanterelle, shiitake and sliced portobello mushrooms
Few pats of butter
Salt & pepper
Handful of finely chopped chives
Handful of finely chopped parsley
1, Brush the sliced bread with olive oil and fry in a frying pan on medium heat.
2. Rub one side of the bread with a clove of crushed garlic.
3. Remove the bread from the pan and add the mixed mushrooms into the hot pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
4. Add a tablespoon of water and a pat of butter to glaze the mushrooms. Add chives and parsley to the pan and mix well.
5. Place the glazed mushrooms on top of the fried bread. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
6. Top with a poached egg.
Jacqueline and Lindsay are sisters and new moms living on the East Coast of Canada.