It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays have ended and the new year is upon us. Time for 25% of us to make promising, hopeful resolutions while the remaining 75% of us make hopeless failures of those resolutions. Although I’m one of the 75%, I really do wish I had more willpower to stick to my
inevitably broken vows.
If only I could make a half-resolution that wouldn’t leave me feeling so bad when February rolls around and I remember/realize I’ve failed… again. Honestly, who really gives a rip, anyway!! We need to quit being so hard on ourselves and celebrate all the GOOD we do for ourselves all year round. I make a conscious effort to eat healthy ALL YEAR (for the past 4 years!) and that’s something to be damn proud of, in my opinion, and if you’re here reading this blog post, you should be damn proud, too! You’ve already made a huge effort just in seeking out healthier recipe options.
The “new year, new you”
shouldn’t? no DOESN’T fret over failed resolutions or unmet goals. Grab 2015 by the horns – or the balls! hell, I don’t care! – just celebrate & do YOU!!! Try your best and when you fall (like I do almost every Friday with Chinese takeout and/or every time I procrasti-nap instead of get work done), simply get back up and do it again. 2015 is the year I’ve officially vowed to BE KIND to myself.
Since I’m saying sayonara to the guilt-ridden resolution and helloOoOo to the year-round self-celebration, I’ll start the year off by making a grown-up twist on one of my FAVORITE childhood meals. I grew up a huuuge fan of sweet honey bbq chicken wings and these Pomegranate-Ginger Sticky Wings are a wonderful adult-ified alternative. They’re sweet, sticky, saucy and flavor-packed – all the things you could want in a sticky wing. They’re also super simple to make and in under an hour, you end up with perfectly crispy-skinned, pomegranate-ginger glazed wings that anyone, from Sunday football game watchers to young children, will love.
Last but not least, we want to thank Kendra and Our Paleo Life for being a part of OUR paleo life for the last 9 months. Since starting meritandfork.com, we’ve been on a wonderful rollercoaster ride trying to figure out the blogging world and getting to know fellow paleo & crafting bloggers. I think I can safely say this has been Elizabeth & I’s best year’s yet, and we’re so thankful that Kendra allowed us to be apart of hers. She opened the doors for us in ways we’ll probably never even realize! And while we may still be learning as we go, boy, what a pleasure it’s been. 🙂
Happy Holidays & an even Happier New Year from Nicole & Elizabeth at Merit & Fork.