You would think that the winter months would lead to all things comforting, right? You would think that the whole season of giving and love would mean that you were relaxed, surrounded by joy and peace! Calm and cozy should be the norm right? No, we all know that never happens, but every year I look forward to this time of year with those expectations.
I dream about cozy evenings, snuggled up by the Christmas tree with hot chocolate and a good book, but alas they never happens. I just can’t seem to take the time for “me” anymore. I feel like any type of relaxation is time wasted. Time I could be working, time I could be seeing friends and family, time I could be saying “Yes” to everyone that wants my time and energy. Guilt is what I feel, not relaxation. It’s awful.
Why is it so hard to relax and do stuff for myself. BigBear and I are both (mainly me) working on saying “no” more often to other people. I was being awful, I was putting everything and everyone in front of my honey. Not because I didn’t want to be with him but because I knew he would forgive me and still love me while these others “might not”. What a silly, stupid thing to do.
I just like to please, I’m a “pleaser” haha. I love doing things for other people but it’s starting to take a toll. But let me tell you something, saying “NO” is almost as bad as wearing myself thin! I hate it! I hate the disappointment I get from people when I can’t do something or don’t have the time to do something. I hate the “please, please, please” that follows that I also have to say “No” to. It breaks my heart. But I also know if I keep saying “Yes” to everything that I’m going to crack.
So I suppose you’re wondering what all that has to do with Bacon Wrapped Green Beans, right? Well it’s has to do with time really. The lack of time that most people have this time of year and the fact that these Bacon Wrapped Green Beans hardly take any work, it’ll take less than 10 minutes (even if you’re moving at a snails pace) to put them together and once you pop them into the oven they’ll stay there and cook without needing any attention until they’re done.
They were literally the easiest part of Thanksgiving this year. I already know that they’ll be on our Christmas dinner menu and I WANT them there because I hardly even have extra time on Christmas for “extra” things, so these are perfect!
Christmas’ at home are always busy, busy, busy. You know last year we went to Carolina Beach for Christmas and I must say it was the BEST Christmas because there was no stress, just family time and peace and quite. Ok, sorry haha, I was reminiscing. But back to the Bacon Wrapped Green Beans!
Super simple to make and they’re the perfect side dish for a weeknight dinner or a fancy holiday spread! I love a small bit of a crunch to my green beans but if you’d like for them to be soft just bump up the cooking time until they’re tender but don’t burn the bacon 😉