That’s all you need to take something from “just okay” to “spectacular.”
No, I’m not trying to sell an natural make-up routine or talk about the newest exercise craze.
I’m talking about relationships.
A few years ago my husband wanted to see what would happen if he spent 5 solid minutes thinking about me on a regular basis.
Sounds simple, right?
It is. And it works.
Since then my husband and I both have set our Google calenders with “random” days that remind us of the other person. I don’t know when his goes off and I can’t tell you the details of mine (I have to keep him surprised!). But, let’s say once every 3-6 weeks, we each get a little email in our inbox from Google calenders that says something like “hubby.” That’s my signal to spend 5 minutes thinking about him.
It’s amazing what can happen.
I’ve woken-up to sweet cards waiting for me on the bathroom mirror that tell me why he appreciates me. I’ve come home to flowers on a random weekday after work. I’ve had new CDs made for my morning commute.
He’s come home to me helping out with the cleaning, his favorite dessert baking in the oven and a surprise date night completely planned out.
These are usually small gestures that don’t cost a thing but can completely change a day and only strengthen a relationship.
Maybe you already do this on a regular basis, but we’ve both found that something like this is a great way of making sure that with busy schedules and racing thoughts, too much time won’t slip away before making sure your partner knows how much you love and appreciate them.
I know this is sappy. It’s February. The month of love. I’m allowed.
Oh and another way to make sure your partner knows you love them. Make these biscuits.
Light Thyme Biscuits
Adapted from Food Network
Keywords: bake appetizer bread side vegetarian Christmas Easter
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1- 1 1/2 tsp. thyme
- 3 1/2 tbs. cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 1 cup milk
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and thyme in a bowl. Using a pastry blender (or your fingers!) mix together until butter is in pea-size pieces. Slowly mix in the milk until just moistened.
2. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead just until dough comes together (be sure not to over-knead!). Roll dough out until it’s 1/2 inch thick (I HIGHLY recommend measuring to be sure!), then cut out biscuits using a biscuit cutter (or top of a glass- about 2″ wide). Place on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Reroll dough scraps to cut out more biscuits.
3. Brush the tops with water and sprinkle lightly with salt. Bake until golden brown, about 12-15 minutes.
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~How do you show others you love and/or appreciate them?