This Christmas season there were several moments that didn’t get to be blogged due to business. This post is a recap of everything recent and from the past few weeks that deserve to be highlited but weren’t. Above, is a picture from the night my sisters and I decided to try and construct a gingerbread house out of the gingerbread house kit that I bought on Black Friday from Michael’s craft store. It was fun, but the gingerbread house kept falling apart, so we decided to ditch the idea and just have fun with the icing and pieces of gingerbread.
There were lots of good eats throughout this time as well that remained unmentioned….likkkkkkeeee these:
Wednesday was my chiropractor appointment. He reccommended that I not go for any long runs until after Christmas, so tomorrow morning will be my first run since Tuesday. Anyway, I feel gross because I haven’t been able to work out for those few days. But anyway, Wednesday night while my Mom was out playing cards with her friends, I decided to help her out by prepping some of the food for Thursday (Christmas Eve) at my Grandma’s house for dinner. She wanted to make baked beans and corn flake candies, so I did the corn flake candies which turned out pretty good from the reviews I heard! Here’s what they looked like:
It’s actually a really easy recipe. Not healthy, but easy. Needless to say, I didn’t eat any, but the family eats them like candy!
1 Pint Light Corn Syrup
1 1/3 C. Granulated Sugar
1 Box Corn Flakes
2C. Peanut Butter
2 Tbsp. Butter
Bring corn syrup and sugar to a boil on the stove.
Add peanut butter and butter. Stir until combined.
Remove from heat.
Add corn flakes and mix.
Spoon out onto wax paper to cool.
It literally took me about 10 minutes total. EASY peasy.
Thursday was a really easy day at work, and I was thankful to be let out at 12:30. I was able to meet my family at the East Mall in order to go as a group to my grandparents. I really didn’t want to drive seperately, but I didn’t think I was going to have a choice. We got to my Grandparents at about 2:00, since they were still doing some last minute shopping when I got to the Mall, but we arrived to lots of yummy looking appetizers!
Here’s the spread:
For our dinner, there was turkey, ham, peas, corn, candied sweet potatoes, and wheat/white rolls.
For my dinner I concocted this beastly salad with basically every fruit & veggie I could find in the place. It was like a “kitchen sink salad” from Iowa Girl :):
It was a fun night filled with laughs & hugs from family. What could be better?
Theeennnn this morningggg, we woke up around 8:30 AM to see what SANTA brought! Haha.
We had a blast giving each other presents and opening together. There will be more details posted later, but for now I’ll leave you with pictures from our brunch!
It was awesome. My Mom made breakfast casserole, like she does every year with eggs, hashbrowns, cheese, and ham.
I made my own, because she used full fat everything. Don’t worry, it was JUST as awesome as this dish. I combine chopped onion, broccoli, egg beaters, and ff swiss cheese to create a yummy scramble, to eat along side of a slice of French Meadow Seeded Rye bread with strawberry sf jam & a little dish of pureed frozen fruit. It was perfectly sweet & salty combo for brunch:
The rest of the morning, we spent showering and getting ready for tonight when the rest of the family would be coming over for dinner! Details to come.