Ahh, the beers of Autumn. The weather breaks its summer swelter, it's time to move to something a bit darker to accompany the hearty and rustic meals on menu. With butternut squash and wild mushrooms, pumpkin pie and apple tarts, the aromas of sage and ginger, cinnamon and cloves, food friendly beers are becoming increasingly popular with traditional holiday meals.
The incredible desserts are worth the extra cost, ranging from a fantastic slow cooker desserts to Banana Crepes. My personal favorite may seem strange to some but is the dessert offering of cheese, accompanied by a rich slice of date bread. The cheese are a combination of imported and domestic choices and do vary from month to month. For couples who prefer to dine at home, ask about the possibility of a special take-out dinner package for Valentine's couples (they have been offered in previous years and may be this year as well).
Minimize your calorie intake by removing high-calorie foods that include desserts, fried food and chips. Replace them with low-calorie foods such as fruits, vegetable, fish, lean meat, yogurt and soups. You should plan what you will eat and eat them slowly. Avoid alcoholic drinks such as soda, colas and beer as these have empty calories and cause bloating. Instead, drink green tea as this has natural fat burners in them.
Keep a healthy perspective. Avoid labeling your student as slow cooker creme brulee a result of testing. Kids are constantly changing and growing (yes this includes the brain which doesn't fully mature till the age of 25!) Give them a chance to grow into themselves.
I am a big fan of the 80/20 rule which posits that 20% of what you do gets you 80% of the results. Applied to eating healthy, 2 out of 10 things you need to know or do will get you most of the results. The 2 most important ideas for eating healthy are 1) eating mostly rainbows (fruits and vegetables) and 2) minimizing foods that are not rainbows.
When you are finished, take the dish out of the oven. Let it sit for about 5 minutes and serve. You can serve this amazingly creme brulee at walmart toast individually, with your favorite fruit, or with a scoop of your favorite ice cream.