My motto this year has been to “find the happy”. My life has gone from busy to insane. I’ve tried to cut out all of the unnecessary things in my life and to simplify as much as I can but I guess there’s only so much you can do when you have five kids. Whenever people find out that I have five kids they say, “So…you must have a lot of free time. Bahahahaha.”
My life is good. I know that. But sometimes I get hyper focused on things that I can’t control. I’ve discovered the way to keep things zen and positive is to find the happy. Whether it’s listening to my favorite song (Paradise from Coldplay) during a run outside (not on a hamster wheel) or treating myself to a late afternoon Diet Dr. Pepper while swinging on my backyard porch swing. It’s those small things that add up to happiness. We need to let ourselves enjoy life a little more.
Sometimes the happy is easy to find. Beach weather in December. Unexpected chocolates in the mail.
And sometimes it takes some digging.
My friend Julie brought over these amazing mushroom appetizer cups and the cup was made out of regular sandwich bread. I immediately starting thinking of what else I could make with sandwich bread as the cup. Spinach dip immediately came to mind. How perfect is a toasted bread cup with dip inside.
It’s hard to believe I don’t own a biscuit cutter. If you’ve ever cooked with me you know that I don’t have top of the line tools and gadgets. I get pretty creative when I don’t have something that I need. I know a glass isn’t all that creative but it does do the job. If your glass doesn’t have a sharp enough edge to cut the bread, take a knife around the edge of the glass to cut a circle.Then you just press the circle gently into a mini muffin pan. You don’t have to crimp the edges like I did but it does make them look a little fancier.