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Happy Monday! (First day of a holiday week!)
(November 23rd is National Cashew Day, National Eat A Cranberry Day, and National Espresso Day…Take your pick and enjoy!)
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. – Eleanor Roosevelt
I came across this quote this past weekend, and I thought it was a good sentiment for leading into a holiday filled with togetherness and extra family time. The love and care we have for family or close friends means we are sometimes left vulnerable to frustration and hurt because our hearts are open and exposed. Just going away from home and getting out of a routine can be difficult for me. I’m a homebody. I also recharge in quiet spaces. I’ve learned that I do better with family holidays away from home with a little mental preparation.
Maybe some of you can relate to mentally preparing to be surrounded by people, and I’m sure others of you are more like my husband. He is energized by travel, being around lots of people and doing something different. No matter where you fall on the introvert/extrovert, homebody/adventure seeking scale, it is important to use your heart when dealing with others.
Compassion, grace, understanding, love, thankfulness.
I pray each of you is able to give and receive these things this Thanksgiving whether you are able to spend the day with extended family, friends, or only with your own immediate family.
Today’s Thanksgiving Recipe is from one of my favorite influencer blogs. I follow this couple’s work, mostly for their home design content, but I also have started trying out some of his recipes. I am looking forward to trying this stuffed turkey breast. The recipe for it is below. Be sure to check out the entire meal as well: lowkey Thanksgiving for four.
Perfect Thanksgiving Stuffed Turkey Breast (from Chris Loves Julia)
Perfectly portioned for a small group, a stuffed turkey breast gives you all the Thanksgiving flavors, but quicker and more fool-proof than a full turkey.
Course: Main Course |Cuisine: American | Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 1 hour
- 1/2 turkey breast just one side, skin on
For the stuffing
- 3/4 cup leek finely chopped
- 1/2 cup celery finely chopped
- 1 tbsp garlic finely chopped
- 2 tsp rosemary finely chopped
- 2 tsp thyme leaves separated from stem
- 1 tbsp sage leaves finely chopped
- 2 tbsp parsley finely chopped
- 1 tbsp oregano leaves finely chopped
- 1/4 cup carrot finely chopped
- 2 tbsp almonds finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp almond flour
- 3 tsp ground allspice
- olive oil
Preheat oven to 375. In an oven-safe large sauté pan on medium heat, combine all the stuffing ingredients except the almond flour and allspice powder. Season with salt and pepper, and sweat for 3-5 minutes. Remove to a bowl, add the almond flour and mix together. Keep the pan though – don’t clean it.
Fillet open the turkey breast (see video). Season the inside with salt and pepper, and 2 tsp allspice powder. Add the stuffing and carefully roll the turkey breast up.
Tie the breast up with butcher’s twine and season the outside with another tsp allspice powder, some salt and pepper.
Add a couple of tbsp olive oil to the pan, place back on the stove on medium heat. Once the residual vegetables left in the pan begin to sizzle in the oil a little, put the turkey breast in, skin side up. Allow it to cook for a couple of minutes, then spoon some of the olive oil over top the breast and put it in the oven to cook until it reaches an internal temp of 162 (about 45-60 minutes). Allow it to cool for 20 minutes before slicing.
Today’s Product Updates from Rebecca:
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Micromanagers Part 1: The Root Cause – Gary, our Chief Administrative Officer
I suspect that most of you have personally experienced or know someone who works for a micromanager. You have likely told or lent a sympathetic ear to a seemingly endless stream of anecdotes fed by the smothering effects of micromanagement.
Micromanagers suck the life out of those who work for them; yet, it is an intriguing phenomenon that most micromanagers do not recognize this trait in themselves and even when confronted about this behavior pattern will reject the characterization and remain blind to the havoc and discontent they spread. This behavior is so strong that the typical micromanager rebuts this charge with a vigorous justification for their behavior. Micromanagers see their behavior as a logical reaction to the world around them and, consequently, harbor deep convictions about the necessity of their methods. What others view as a negative, micromanagers often view as a strength of their management style. Therefore, it is little wonder that breaking out of an oppressive micromanagement cycle remains elusive for most people caught in its grip. The negative energies which perpetuate this cycle often continue until the employee leaves in frustration or the manager gets fired for ineffectiveness.
In certain circumstances, improving our personal or professional effectiveness involves increasing or decreasing certain behaviors. The visible nature of these existing behaviors, whether positive or negative, make them easier to recognize and adjust. However, some of our more difficult personal and professional challenges arise when the missing element lies outside the circle of existing behavior patterns. In these circumstances, the challenge of awareness (the first step in any change) rises exponentially.
In the case of micromanagement, a focus on eradicating the oppressive behaviors will fail, because these behaviors are a result and not the cause. The most common causes behind micromanagement and missing elements in that relationship are a lack of trust and respect by the micromanager toward those they support. Although the problem of micromanagement usually starts with the manager, a healthy solution can start with either the manager or employee. The next post will discuss how to (re)build trust and respect and provide some suggestions for dealing with a boss who is blind to their micromanaging behavior. The third and final post in this series will address how a boss may eliminate micromanaging behavior.
News to Start Your Day With:
- There has been right at 59,080,500 cases worldwide, with 40,838,700 people who have recovered, with 1,395,340 deaths | 12,589,100 cases in the US with over 7,452,600 people have recovered, with 262,701 deaths.
- Nevada announced a “statewide pause,” with restrictions on businesses and gatherings, while Los Angeles County banned outdoor dining at restaurants.
- The state of Pennsylvania on Friday backtracked from a portion of tightened coronavirus protocols issued earlier in the week that would have required many of the state’s professional and college athletes to wear masks even during competition. To slow the spread of the coronavirus, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine on Tuesday released the new requirements for state residents. Among the mandates was an order that people wear masks when “outdoors with others who are not members of a person’s household and unable to maintain sustained physical distance.”
- The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday granted emergency authorization to the experimental antibody treatment given to President Trump last month when he developed covid-19. The drug, made by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, is designed to prevent infected people from developing severe illness. Instead of waiting for the body to develop its own protective immune response, the drug imitates the body’s natural defenses.
- Amazon has agreed to pull HBO from Amazon Channels in the Amazon Fire TV interface when their agreement lapses next year, sources say. It was part of the negotiations that got HBO Max on to Fire TV. WarnerMedia pushed to keep HBO and HBO Max out of Amazon Channels because it wants to maintain a direct relationship with users through the HBO Max app. Amazon has added the HBO MAX app back to the Amazon app store.
- Star-gazers will be in for a treat over Christmas (Dec 16-25), as Jupiter and Saturn will get closer to each other in the Earth’s night sky than they have in nearly 800 years.While the planets won’t be physically close, they will look like a single point of bright light in the sky.