Tasty bacon cheeseburger last night @royaljellyatx. A thick juicy patty on a slightly sweet bun with a nice balance of accouterments. Had never been before. It’s counter service and they have a patio area out front. Got confused when a hotdog came and I ordered what I thought was the Wednesday night burger special. It’s called “whiskey burger Wednesday” on their website. Didn’t know the special changes weekly though so they were doing a bratwurst dog for Oktoberfest. I was really looking forward to the burger though and since I was rightfully confused, the manager swapped the dog for the burger even though it cost a bit more. Always awkward when things like this happen, especially if the restaurant doesn’t make it right. In this case they did after a little back and forth. We also tried the Brussel sprouts and an old fashioned. The old fashioned, aside from being served with regular ice, as opposed to the big ice cube, was very good. And the sprouts were great too topped with a tangy sauce. #atx#oldfashioned#burger#baconcheeseburger#cheeseburger#fries#cocktail#brusselsprouts#oktoberfest#octoberfest#austin#followme#follow#tbt
The perfect Autumn comfort food: Brussel sprouts with a tangy mustard sauce 🍂 ~
No início da semana perguntei o que é que queriam no blog esta semana e vocês pediram comida de Outono. Por isso aqui está, uma bela salada de couves Bruxelas. E antes de torcerem o nariz, leiam o post. Garanto que vão mudar a opinião. Este molho e toppings fazem magia ✨ Link directo no perfil!
Is Christmas already causing you anxiety?
Nothing takes the shine off Christmas more than the pressure to be enjoying it.
The truth is that for a great number of people Christmas is an extremely painful time of year. Perhaps you have to manage the logistics of raising children with someone you are seperated from? Perhaps re-visiting the family of origin means re-visiting difficult relationships? Perhaps this year you can't afford Christmas or you are too mentally or physically unwell to experience the festivities? Perhaps you are extremely lonely and the constant stream of messages perpetuating a 'norm' or living-rooms full of loved ones is actually hurting you.
Do you know what I think is worse than not getting what you want for Christmas? I think it is not having that fact acknowledged. The pretence is the bit that is preventing you from being heard. It is what prevents you from being supported.
So you have to spend Christmas day without your children? That can be awful, you don't have to convince yourself otherwise.
Of course containing the difficult feelings might be wise so as to protect your children, but can you find space to allow someone to hear that it hurts? Can you find a way to make it better for yourself?
So you don't want to go home for Christmas? Do you have to? Maybe you do? How can it be made more bearable? Is there someone who can witness the effort so that you don't feel so invisible?
So you are alone and you don't want to be? That is so hard. Saying it out loud is hard too, but in doing so you are less alone.
So you really want to pretend it is not happening this year? I am afraid it is happening, but it is happening for other people. You get to choose the extent that it happens for you. Is there away to survive it?
I am not saying that you need to project your difficulties everywhere, some people love this time of year and your sadness is your own, but inauthenticity leads to excruciating feelings of dis-connect and resentment. So for you it isn't a 'Happy Christmas'? Own up, but own it! It doesn't make you a Scroodge, it makes you human and I for one am a big fan of humans.
Yes, those are sprouts.
In our house, we eat Cedar Planked Salmon about 3/week and my new, go-to side dish is @thedefineddish ‘s Warm Brussels Sprout Cesar Salad with bacon. Hmmm, how can that not be good?? We could eat a skillet full! Thank you @thedefineddish for creating such a spectacular pairing for Planked Salmon! 😋