Another very quick post again today ~ I've much less time to write at the moment and you've probably got much less time to read. However that doesn't mean we should forget about the Self Care Advent ~ you can always find a little time for yourself.
Today's treat is very simple and swift ~ it's basically giving yourself a mini facial. If you haven't tried hot cloth cleansers before, go out and grab one today! They are so easy and quick to use ~ just smooth on some cleansing balm and then gently massage off with a warm muslin cloth. A great pick-me-up for your skin in less than five minutes.
The title and the quote say it all really - I don't need to spell it out today. Just put some music on!
Having so much to do can make this time of year very stressful. You can make it a bit easier by getting organised. Spend some time today writing lists and checking what you've done and what still needs to be done before the 25th.
Make as many lists as you need - cards to write and post, gifts to buy, food to order, people to visit, parties to prepare for and so on. Use your diary and book slots for all the activities ~ knowing you'll have the time to do them can help prevent panic ~ and don't forget to delegate ~ you are not solely responsible for Christmas!
As I started to write this post I did begin to wonder about difference between a stew and a casserole. Well ~ according to Wikipedia ~
"A distinction can be made between casseroles and stews: stewing is a cooking process whereby heat is applied to the bottom of the cooking vessel (typically over a fire or on a stove), whereas casserole is generally baked in an oven, where heat circulates all around the cooking vessel"
So there you are! Truth be told, it doesn't really matter what you call them but cooking them is a great idea for this time of year ~ they're tasty, they're nutritious and you can make them in advance and freeze them.
There's no shortage of recipes out there - here are a few of my favourites.