What a dreary, rainy day we had. Yuck. I made the best of it with a fabulous Vinyasa Yoga class, a little baking, some Christmas decorating and an awesome turkey noodle soup made by my dear hubby. All in all, it was a great way to end a lovely four day weekend.
Breakfast: A cookie! (I know, slap my hand!!!) along with a banana and almond butter.
I had a quick snack before yoga because I was STARVING. Apparently cookies for breakfast aren’t the most filling of choices. Lesson learned.
Snack: Blueberry Clif ZBar.
Yoga was amazing as always, my muscles and joints felt all squishy afterwards. Love it!
Lunch: Leftover roasted veggies, a handful of Kashi crackers and about 1 oz of aged gouda.
I caught up on some blogs, then decided it was time to finally make the maple banana cornbread recipe from Sweet and Natural. I’ve been dying to try this!!!
Soooooooo good! I had two slices for my afternoon “snack” while decorating our Christmas tree. Both hubby and I were very impressed. I think I overcooked it a bit, it didn’t seem done at 30 minutes so I left it in for an extra 5 and it turned out a bit drier than I expected. Totally my fault for not trusting the recipe. 😦 But still so yummy…I can’t wait to share it with the co-workers!
Dinner: Brian made turkey noodle soup with fresh stock made from our smoked Thanksgiving turkey carcass. I can’t even describe how good it was. The stock was perfectly smokey, and he added the leftover turkey meat, celery, onion, carrot, potato, fresh sage and my favorite brown rice curly-cue pasta. YUMMMMMM!!!!!! I had this bowl, plus another about 1/2 its size. And a small glass of wine.
After dinner we finished decorating the Christmas tree. I ❤ ❤ ❤ our tree. A few years ago we decided to stop cutting down live trees ’cause we felt bad, and thought it was time to find ourselves a good artificial tree. We thought “hey, if its fake…lets make it REALLY fake” and decided on a fabulous silver tree. Very retro, and I adore it. 🙂
We have mostly white and silver ornaments (which we had long before the silver tree…just coincidence).
But we also have the obligatory ornaments that you collect from childhood. You can learn a lot about young Andrea from these ornaments…
Like…I played soccer. I loved Winnie the Pooh. I wanted to be a magician. I played the saxophone. I liked penguins. I am a Florida Gator. You get the idea…
And look, my hubby sneaked something under the tree! Presents for moi!!! 🙂
Anyway, sorry for getting a bit off-subject. But it does help to explain my current mood and why I am now craving an after-dinner snack of eggnog… What is your holiday must-have treat???