Carving Out A Delicious Me-Moment
I’ve been really blessed with a career that allows me to set my own hours. It’s given me the freedom to be at home with my kids full time over the past seven years, and they are truly cherished years. That said, I’m also not ashamed to admit that I’m pretty happy to have some alone time during the day now that both of my kids are in school. That’s right, I said it. I absolutely revel in my newfound freedom and I love carving out small blocks of time during the day to do the things that bring me joy, like putting together a special lunch for myself and doing a bit of journalling.
I do so much cooking and caring for other people that I sometimes forget how much I enjoy getting creative in the kitchen. It’s actually really relaxing to me to experiment with my favorite ingredients and I love to whip-up special lunches to enjoy during my lunch break. Today, I made a delicious chicken salad on crostini and paired it with a can of refreshing Canada Dry® Ginger Ale. My husband and I both really enjoy Canada Dry and it’s always on my shopping list to pick up during my weekly Walmart trip.
When you’re a mom, it can sometimes feel like everything that you cook is prepared with someone else’s taste in mind. It feels nice to create a fresh and delicious lunch that’s all about me. My chicken salad is super simple. I used some leftover rotisserie chicken, a bit of mayo, juicy red grapes and walnuts. I also added a few thin slices of cucumber to my crostini before topping with my creamy and delicious chicken salad.
There’s really something to be said about creating a few quiet moments for yourself each day to enjoy food that’s not only yummy, but beautiful. They say that we eat first with our eyes, and I have to admit that when I
spend a bit of time creating an attractive lunch that I actually feel more satisfied when the meal is over.
Cracking open a refreshing, crisp can of Canada Dry to enjoy with my lunch really makes the meal complete. I love the real ginger taste, and because I’ve been enjoying Canada Dry Ginger Ale for so many years it’s just a flavor that I look forward to and that really tastes like home to me. Between bites, I like to do a little journaling to document my day, goals, dreams and thoughts. I’ve been an avid journaller since I was a teen, but the habit was sort of lost after I had my second baby. I’m so happy to be putting pen to paper again as I find that keeping a diary really helps me feel relaxed and grounded.
No matter what’s keeping you busy (kids, career, college), don’t forget to find a way to focus on YOU. It’s so easy to get lost in life’s hustle and bustle, but we all deserve those me-moments and you’ll be surprised how refreshed and rejuvenated you’ll feel afterward. Actually, I start planning my me-moments when I make out my grocery list. I’m always sure to put a few special items on the list that I love. Whether it’s ingredients for my next personal kitchen endeavor, a little sweet treat just for me or my beloved Canada Dry Ginger Ale, it’s nice to be able to pick it all up in one place while I’m doing my grocery shopping at my local Walmart.
Hey, I love me-time but I’m just as busy as the next woman, and convenience is definitely key for me.
And check out Canada Dry’s new Relaxing Rewards Promotion. If you purchase any Canada Dry Ginger Ale at Walmart between March 1, 2017 – May 10, 2017, take a photo of your receipt and upload it to www.CanadaDryRewards.com by 5/10/2017 you can redeem it for digital money to purchase any digital content you like! I hope you’ll take the time to carve out a delicious me-moment this week!
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Quick Chicken Salad on Crostini
- 1 5oz. can premium chunk white chicken
- 1 mini english cucumber
- 4 tablespoons real mayonaise
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped
- 1/4 cup red grapes, quartered
- salt and pepper to taste
- Break chicken up with a fork and stir in remaining ingredients (except cucumber) until combined. Thinly slice cucumber and place slices on crostini or your favorite bread. Spread chicken salad on top and enjoy!