Brunch. Thoughts for the New Year. And a Bloody Mary.

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What happened to January? Oh my, how the best intentions get brushed away with busy-ness. My whole family, including the kids, all got the flu / some sort of nasty cold  around Christmas and it has been a whirlwind ever since.  So, I apologize for having been absent these past few weeks or so, but sometimes life just takes a different turn for a while.

It has actually made me reflect a little on where I want my focus and priorities to be in 2015.  The time just passes me by otherwise, and being intentional in our lives is so important I think.  This is what I have come up with… my focus in 2015.  Not a New Year’s Resolution, but more a way of thinking.


  • Less TV.  More Music.


  • Less Rushing.  More Mindful Appreciation and Gratitude.


  • Less Clutter.  More Dancing.


  • Less Anxiety.  More Kindness.


Where will your focus be this year?  Please share!


So now I can’t wait to talk to you about brunch.


What images does brunch conjure for you? Cozy snow days by a fire with hot chocolate, Eggs Benedict, and fresh avocado? Champagne and smoked trout with capers in an upscale log cabin?  I love these visions and scenarios, but when I think of brunch,  I can’t help but think of New Year’s Day. To me this is the ultimate brunch day, and it starts with coffee and a Bloody Mary before easing into a light menu. Brunch should be more than toast and berries, but definitely less substantial that a full lunch or dinner type meal.


I am eager to share this menu with you, and also to point out that brunch is a welcome addition to ANY weekend. recherche femme de menage 28 dealing with ex girlfriend dating conocer parejas en facebook click here to find out more check over here cherche homme libre conocer chicas para una relacion Brunch


Bloody Mary

Clamato – a 64 ounce bottle

Vodka – 1-2 cups depending on your taste

Juice of 1 lemon

Juice of 1 Lime

2 teaspoons  Worcestershire sauce (more to taste)

1 tablespoon Horseradish (more to taste)  – must be horseradish and NOT horseradish sauce!

1 teaspoon Tabasco hot pepper sauce (more to taste)

2 teaspoons soy sauce (more to taste)

Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients except the vodka in a pitcher.  Taste.  Adjust seasonings to your preference. Makes 6 or so Bloody Mary’s:  fill a large glass with ice, add the amount vodka you want (1 shot / serving is ~2 ounces) and then the Bloody Mary mixture.  Garnish with a stalk of celery or some spicy pickled green beans.

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