Friday, January 08, 2016

7 Quick Takes: Food, Fun, and Faith

1. I love food, but need to consistently eat healthy food. Once in awhile, I sneak in some sweets, which puts weight on. Above are two dishes I made for supper tonight: my favorite tossed salad with Italian chicken vegetable soup. I used mostly organic or non-GMO ingredients in everything. My husband loved it! If you would like the recipes, just email me with "Recipes" in the subject line at and I will be happy to share them with you. 

2. With winter in full force, I have been drinking more tea lately: Roobois, Ginger, and Cinnamon.  Here are some ideas for healthy hot, delicious drinks to warm you up. 

3. What did you do for fun over the holidays? I celebrated with family at Christmas and several friends at a New Year's Eve Party. I also went to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Who can resist a new episode of Star Wars? I don't understand all the fuss about Carrie Fisher's appearance. Of course she no longer looks like she did when she was nineteen! The woman is fifty-nine now and she has aged gracefully and looks great. No, that is not her above! It's Chewie, who still looks the same as she did thirty-nine years ago, but only her stylist knows for sure. :) This is a meme that has been circulating on Facebook.

4. Here is a photo of Bill and I on Christmas Eve at our parish church.

5. This new year I want to try to do my best to emulate our Blessed Mother Mary and the saints. Here are some of my latest blog posts: Emulating Mary, the Mother of God, in This Year of Mercy, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton: Woman of Charity, Courage, and PerseveranceThe Spirituality of St. John Neumann.

6.  This is what I plan on doing more of in 2016.

7.  Here's an inspirational and powerful short film for the men in your life:

Have a wonderful weekend!


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~ Photos and text copyright Jean M. Heimann 2016


sthenryii said...

That soup looks delicious!

Elena LaVictoire said...

I agree - the soup looks delicious? Do you have a recipe or do you just throw things in the pot as you go?

Jean Heimann said...

Hi Elena,

I just emailed you a copy of the recipes.

God bless you!