Archive for December, 2011

December 20, 2011

More of Life’s Surprises (and some Peanut Butter Truffles)

It’s been a wild few weeks over in this household. Christmas shopping is thankfully done, presents wrapped, holiday arrangements are made, new jobs started… Oh, had I not mentioned that yet?

Crazy as it may seem, I had the perfect job come knocking on my door at precisely the right moment.  If you’ve been following along with me for the past six months, you may have picked up that I’ve been doing a bunch of freelance work for some great non-profit organizations while I figured out what I want to do for the next five years of my life.  (Thinking beyond five years is just plain silly at this point.  Really, did you know you’d be where you are five years ago?)

And finally, I found it.

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December 11, 2011

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal

I’ve seen baked oatmeal – sometimes called “boatmeal” – mentioned on blogs for a while now. With half of a can of pumpkin left after making my scrumptious baked bean cornbread casserole, this morning seemed like the perfect time to give baked oatmeal a whirl. I used Chocolate Covered Katie’s recipe with a quarter cup of pumpkin, a quarter cup of milk, 1.5 T of Grade B maple syrup to sweeten and I omitted the nutmeg. Sorry nutmeg, sometimes you’re just too powerful.

Bowl of pumpkin oats


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December 10, 2011

My Mango Has Moved!

Welcome to the new home of My Mango Has Roots,!

Considering that I bought $50 of produce and used up an about-to-expire Living Social deal for Edible Arrangements, it turned out to be a pretty awesome Saturday. A pound of green bean fries, a bouquet of chocolate-covered-strawberries-and-pineapple AND migrating the blog to a new domain?  Couldn’t ask for more.

If you were subscribed on the old site, you’ll need to resubscribe here. A few more changes are coming to the new site. Mike and I are working on a new design, so that should roll out by… spring. Of 2013.

I kid. Stay tuned!

December 7, 2011

Comfort Food

Have you ever had a week when both wonderful and miserable life events were crammed into the same few days? I don’t mean anything Earth-shatteringly tragic, but enough to keep you up at night and feel stressed despite the fact that some great news has just hit.  I have, and last week was in fact one of those weeks.

In times of stress, I, like most people I know, gravitate toward comfort food.  I might find a plate in front of me like this one:

Fried green tomatoes, corn bread, and mac and cheese.  At least the nutrition-minded angel on my shoulder kept the devil in check by limiting my intake to two tomato slices, half the macaroni, and one piece of cornbread. And Mike’s pickle chip.

Tonight, to round out what I believe is the end of my comfort-binge I made

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