365 Days of self discovery: Feelings & Emotions

2.10.19

Day 42

Are you often disappointed with life?

  • To be completely honest, yes. I have those days where I wished I didn’t have to work so hard to get where I want to be in life — that maybe if I had it a little easier, it wouldn’t be so bad. I always feel I am 100 steps back whenever I am pushing forward, like the journey has no end or finish line. Except death. I have this thought that I am cursed with bad luck that follows me — probably being a little dramatic but just how I feel about life at times; most days. 
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Sausage gravy stuffed biscuits

sausage gravy

This southern recipe is popular by far when it comes to hearty breakfast food. I wasn’t raised in the south, but I am no stranger when it comes to biscuits & gravy.  Currently residing in Ohio, the weather changes more often than not, and when the cold strikes us, there is nothing like a warm supper that comforts our stomach and soul, if you are someone who is looking for an easy but very delicious meal ticket, look no further because I think I found the right recipe for you. 

Ingredients needed:

  • 8 ounces of bulk country breakfast sausage (or any type of sausage that pleases you)
  • 3 Tablespoons of all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups of whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of rubbed sage
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 8 count tube of GRANDS refrigerated biscuits
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten with a little water

Instructions:

  1. Cook sausage in a nonstick skillet, breaking it apart with a spoon as it cooks
  2. Sprinkle flour over sausage, stir and cook 1 minute
  3. gradually whisk in milk
  4. Add garlic powder, salt & pepper, and sage to taste. Simmer until thick.
  5. Either refrigerate gravy overnight or line a baking sheet with parchment paper, spread the gravy thin, and freeze for 30 minutes
  6. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, pull each biscuit apart into 2 layers
  7. place 1-2 tablespoon of chilled gravy on a biscuit half and top it with another biscuit piece. Seal around the edges, and tuck the edges under somewhat so they are less likely to pull apart
  8. Repeat for remaining biscuits. Brush top of each biscuit with egg wash
  9. Bake 15-18 minutes

Note: you may have some leftover gravy — the recipe calls that you can thin it out with some milk and microwave until warm and use it over the cooked biscuits

Follow the author of this recipe at spicysouthernkitchen for more recipes  

 

Enjoy! 

 

365 Days of Self Discovery: Feelings & Emotions

2.09.19

Day 41

Do you find it easy to talk about your feelings or do you bottle things up?

  • I am a little bit of both, but more so I bottle things up. I prefer to keep things to myself when I have issues going on in my life — I find it much easier at times and let’s be honest most people don’t give a care anyways, so to talk about it with just anyone is pointless to me. Although I am all for talking about it, because it is needed most of the time, especially if it causes more harm than good to bottle it up.
Are you one to bottle your emotions/feelings up or do you prefer to open up to others?

365 Days of Self Discovery: Feelings & Emotions

2.08.19

Day 40

Who do you call to cheer you up?

  • I don’t normally call anyone, I tend to keep to myself. On a rare occasion, I might call or text my bestfriend if I think it is needed, but normally i don’t. 

365 Days of Self Discovery: Feelings & Emotions

2.07.19

Day 39

Do you have mood swings, what do you think causes them?

  • Yes I do have mood swings. I believe what causes my mood swings: lack of sleep, hormonal changes due to my period, depression, the season (winter/cold months), being around people/person whom I don’t like, being hungry and my anxiety. 
Do you have mood swings? if so, what causes your mood swings? I know many people will go as far to say that it could be a sign of bipolar — but I haven’t spoken with a specialist to say whether or not I suffer from bipolar. 

365 Days of Self Discovery: Feelings & Emotions

2.06.19

Day 38

What makes you joyful?

  • Paying off bills
  • vacation/day trips
  • Hitting new PRs
  • being alive each waking moment
  • being surrounded by good company
  • The feeling of being myself
What makes you joyful?

365 Days of Self Discovery: Feelings & Emotions

2.05.19

Day 37

What causes you to be anxious?

  • Running late
  • Starting a new job
  • moving to a new location (new state, city, new roommates, etc)
  • traveling someplace new on my own
  • being in crowded spaces
  • having to make difficult decisions
  • not feeling financially secure or having to worry about finances/bills
  • driving in bad weather
  • weight gain, body fat increase (self image)
  • exams/test
  • failing at something
  • First dates
  • when I lose something important to me
  • when other people around me are having a bad day — & their attitudes toward me are negative
  • when people are talking badly about me in my presence.
  • being involved in confrontations
  • talking on the phone
  • adulting sometimes
These are are just a short list of things that cause me to be anxious. Feel free to add your own list in the comment section.