E. E. E. Volume 9

It seems that catching up after a long trip takes much longer than I thought...I'm all discombobulate
E. E. E. Volume 9
By Elsie Escobar • Issue #9
It seems that catching up after a long trip takes much longer than I thought…I’m all discombobulated and have been behind so much I forgot that today was Saturday!
That’s NUTS. 
I’m writing to you in the early chilly morning, enjoying every minute ♥

Bullet Journaling is my thing. It’s the only workflow, planning, logging, journaling that I’ve actually stuck to. I can now say that 100%, as I started my journey into Bullet Journaling (BuJo) in late winter 2016. I’m still going at it, and have no plans to stop.
What’s challenging about sharing my excitement about it is that for some, it’s hard to wrap their heads around the concept. Enter the Bullet Journal App for iOS!
Ok, so it’s like a mini-tutorial about Bullet Journaling but within an app. It has all kinds of articles about it, all the main points, different ways to do your spreads and basically answers all basic BuJo questions in one place so you don’t have to go anywhere else!
It also reminds you to do your reflections…twice a day….which I’m still working on. 😅
If you’re interested in finding out about Bullet Journaling give this app a go 😊  Shout-out to my She Podcasts partner in crime for turning me on to it!
yummmmmmmm!
After Florida we needed to ground back into North Carolina weather. We are still in winter!
My go-to? My Crock-pot Chicken Soup!
I’ve always *really* disliked chicken soup. Simply not a fan, but in late fall 2015, both of my girls got sick and we had to make some serious changes to their diet to not only strengthen their immunity, but also get more nutrients in their bodies! (Which really could be seen as the same…but hey.)
I did a ton of research on food, and food that I could easily make with our super busy schedule that had powerful nutritional value. I’d thought I’d give chicken soup a try. I could not find a recipe that fit what I wanted so I cobbled together bits and pieces and made my own.
Here’s the recipe! It’s so easy!
  • Chicken with bones (4 ½ - 6lbs)
  • 2-3 quarts of water (or fill as much liquid as possible)
  • 4 celery stalks
  • ½ medium onion (red onion preferred)
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 small parsnip
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 cup of chopped kale
  • 5 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 inch grated ginger
  • ½ tsp - 1 tsp turmeric or ½ inch fresh grated turmeric
  • Thyme (2 sprigs fresh)
  • Rosemary (1-2 sprigs)
  • salt pepper to taste
Zucchini noodles…maybe…upon serving 
Cut up all veggies into super small bit sized pieces and place them in one big bowl. 
Put all spices in a little small bowl.
Salt chicken and place at the bottom of the crockpot. Add all veggies. Add all the spices. Fill Crockpot with water.
Turn Crockpot on low and cook for 9-10 hrs or 6 hrs high.
My girls love to eat it with rice. I make basmati rice on the side and they scoop in what they want. Let me know if you guys try it out!
I. AM. IN. LOVE.
I’m sooooooooo into these coconut butter cups. They are deeeeeelicious. I cannot take it. This is by far, right now my most favorite chocolate.
I always say “I’ll eat one buttercup today and another one tomorrow.” Right. If you do that, I’ll give you a superstar shout-out because, you have a lot more will power than I have.
It's March!
And goodness me, the things we have planned!
Let me know if you try this stuff because that way we can be excited together!!!
And now…on to figure out a way that I can get more chocolate buttercups… 😇
Big love,
e
Elsie Escobar
Elsie's Emergency Excitement 💙 My latest obsessions and/or excitement about anything & everything (with a GIANT #podcasting industry bias): health, tech, software, books, TV shows, products, food, services, make-up, whatever is floating my boat right now ❇️ Excitement = spontaneous, because in all honesty, my excitement is lost within a few weeks or so...um...#fickle BUT STILL in the moment I am truly o.b.s.s.e.s.s.e.d.
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