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Document A New Tradition – Journaling Prompt

Monday, April 26th, 2010

New Traditions

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After a loooong year, we went back home for a visit in January. We came back here on February 1st 2010 and some things have changed.

One of the changes was a blessed one – a new tradition was born.

Each evening Nadav and I have a piece of [LIGHT] cheesecake and a tall cup of spiced hot chocolate.

It helps soothing any stress accumulated through the day and sweeten our nights.

Have you got a new tradition? (or perhaps an old one…)

Take a few minutes and document it.

You’ll appreciate it later.


Spiced Hot Chocolate [for 2]

  • In a small sauce pan heat up 1½ cup of milk (We use Silk Light Vanilla Soy milk).
  • Add 1 Tsp. of ground cloves, 1 Tsp. All Spice, 1 Tsp. Mace, 1 Tsp. dry ground ginger, 1 Tbs. cinnamon. (you may change quantities to taste)
  • Stir in 4 Tbs. of good chocolate powder (We use Ghirardelli’s Double Chocolate mix).
  • When it’s dissolved add 2 more cups of milk and heat up until it’s boiling hot. (make sure the milk don’t spill over)
  • Pour carefully into two large cups and enjoy!

Light Cheesecake [for a lasagna pan]

  • Mix 1 package of instant vanilla pudding (fat free and sugar free) with 2 cups of milk (We use Silk Light Vanilla Soy milk).
  • Let it sit for a while and in the mean time dip Pettite Buerre biscuits in milk and arrange a layer of dipped biscuits on your pan.
  • Add 2 packages of low fat cream cheese into the bowl + 3 Tbs. of sugar + ¼ cup of light sour cream – stir everything until they are all combined together.
  • Pour ½ of the batter on the first layer of biscuits – level up.
  • Arrange another layer of biscuits, dipped in milk, on top.
  • Pour the rest of the batter (This is when you can experiment. I added 2 tbs. of cocoa powder to the second half).
  • Cover the pan and put in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
  • ENJOY!


Have you got a new fun tradition? Please share by leaving a comment here.

Journaling Prompt – Record Your Fall Traditions

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Fall TraditionsRight now in some places the first signs of fall are budding. Some places are already in the midst of fall. In other places it isn’t fall at all. Some places have no fall…

Here at the Bay Area in California the mornings are chillier. The foliage has just started to lose its bright green sheen. When you stroll along the sidewalk you may even spot a fallen leaf or two. You may barely notice but the season is changing.

S l o w l y.

To seize the season this week’s journaling prompt is calling you to record your special fall traditions (or which ever season you experience now).

Is it “bathing” in colorful leaves?
Is it going to the pumpkin patch?
Is it sipping a venti pumpkin spice latte?
Is it cooking your first batch of soup?

What is it that you do when you wake up in the morning and notice the fall has arrived?


Share your special fall traditions. (Share your recipes as well, if you mark the fall by cooking a special dish)
Is it fall where (and when…) you read this post?

Share by leaving a comment on this post. I am excited to hear about your traditions.