Thursday, June 23, 2011

Celebrating Summer, Abundance, & Growth

Hello friends~ Summer is here!
My Wildflower Garden Blooming
Are you feeling more alive in the light of summer? Do you feel a yearning for growth or new directions? Do you have dreams of learning something new, starting a business, getting healthier? Listen to your inner voice inside. Go outside and walk in nature and feel the abundance. Grab a little journal and write seven things you want to do. Just by writing them you will begin to create the energy for these amazing things to grow and happen. I am confident they will. Shine that light of yours.

I just returned home from a wonderful visit with my 95 year old grandmother. Last year she moved to be closer to my Aunt and cousins. I miss her so much but know in my heart that she is where she needs to be now.

Tuesday was my favorite day of the year. Summer Solstice. The day of the longest light from the sun. I always feel so alive during this time. It has long been celebrated as a time of light, love, growth, and fertility.

The night of Summer Solstice at my Aunt's house we were gathered there for dinner. She had friends in town from Tuscon, Arizona. Liz, who I met and is in her sixties, and I instantly connected. I told her this was my favorite day of the year. She instantly agreed and said, "Midsummer!" She told me she teaches high school English and loves teaching Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream.

A huge storm came out of the sky with lightening, thunder, and buckets of rain. Liz and I went out onto the porch and danced in the storm together celebrating the summer sky. It was a rush of cleansing energy!

I am feeling grateful for so many blessings.

Wishing you an abundant summer!
keep me posted on your amazing new directions.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

What's for dinner? Grilled Steak Sandwiches with grilled peppers, onions, and melted cheese.

Hi Friends~ I love to share meals that my family devours. They did tonight with these sandwiches made from leftovers.

I had leftover grilled sirloin steak that I sliced thin and leftover grilled sweet onions and red and orange peppers. (they can be sauteed too)
For the kids: Set aside some sliced steak and lightly salt.

For adults: Put the sliced steak in a baggie with the peppers.
Grab some hot dog buns and sliced cheese. Turn on oven to 350.
On the stove top, saute the steak and peppers until they warm.
Place steak and peppers on bun and  top with cheese and a dash of spicy brown mustard if you please. Place in oven for 5-10 minutes or until cheese in melted and bun is toasted. Serve with a light salad or fresh organic blackberries like I did.
For the kids: saute steak and place on a bun and top with cheese. Toast in oven. I hope you get two thumbs up like I did!
Happy Summer!