We keep a big jar on our table (or anywhere inconspicuous but accessible) that we put memories in from that day. It can be a ticket stub from a movie, a bracelet from a fair or a parking stub from the beach. We continue putting items into the jar all year. On January 1st, after breakfast and still in PJ’s, we pass the jar around and each person takes an item out of the jar. Then we all talk about the item and what we remember from the day. I document it and then put it all into a scrapbook. To make it a bit easier I print pictures each month from our events and keep them in the jar too. I hope you enjoy your holidays!

XOXO Weitz Family

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3 cups cooked quinoa

Juice of 2 limes

2 T cilantro, chopped

1 avocado, diced

1 bell pepper, diced

1/2 red onion, diced

1 can black beans

1 can corn

1 1/2 T olive oil

1 t garlic salt

1/2 t black pepper

1 t cumin

1/2 t chili powder (less or omit if you don't like heat)

1 t Trader Joes chili lime seasoning (optional, but awesome)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and enjoy hot immediately after quinoa is cooked or chill and serve cold. Adjust seasonings to your family's taste.

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2 C. minus 2T cake flour

1 2/3 C bread flour

1 1/4 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp coarse salt

2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter - softened

1 1/4 C brown sugar

1 C minus 2T granulated sugar

2 large eggs

2 tsp vanilla

1, 10 oz bag chocolate chips

1, 10 oz bag dark chocolate chunks or chips (60% cocoa)


Preheat oven to 375

In a medium bowl, sift together flours, baking soda, baking powder & salt

In a large mixing bowl with whisk attachment, cream butter for 1-3 minutes, add sugars & vanilla, then add eggs.

Switch to paddle attachment & stir in chocolate chips (both kinds). Slowly add flour mixture until just incorporated (do not overmix).

Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes, to 24 hours. Shape dough into balls, place on cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes (longer for larger cookies). They are done when they are domed and puffy. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt immediately after removing from oven. Cool on cookie...

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Body weight only (coffee table or chair for Tricep Dips)

Step 1- Put on some music that makes you want to MOVE!

Step 2- Warm Up - 5 Minutes

Step 3: Bring It: Do as many reps as you can do within the time- 10 second break max between sets. Do the whole thing 2-3x. Set the timer and... Let's GO!

Squats - 30 Seconds

Pulse Squats - 10 Seconds

Jump Squats - 20 Seconds

Pushups - 30 Seconds

Pulse push up - half way 10 Seconds

Mountain Climbers 20 Seconds

Left Leg Reverse Lunge - 30 Seoncds

Pulse Left Leg Lunge Low - 10 Seconds

Left Leg Only Hops (Just hop in that lunge) - 20 Seconds

Right Leg Reverse lunge - 30 Seconds

Pulse Right Leg Lunge Low - 10 Seconds

Right Leg Only Hops - 20 Seconds

Tricep Dips - 30 Seconds

Tricep Dip Low Pulse - 10 Seconds

Can Can's - 20 Seconds

Donkey Kicks - Right Leg Only- 30 Seconds

Right Leg Only Donkey Kick Pulse - 10 Seconds

Burpees 20 Seconds

Donkey Kicks - Left Leg Only - 30...