Good Morning Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are ready to have a somewhat normal work week. If you don’t have to work, you are lucky and I am extremely jealous! However, I only have a 3-day work week so it won’t be too bad. But, I should really get started because I have a lot to wrap up from the last few days. So, get ready this is one really long post!
On Christmas Eve, we went to my Uncle Mikes house where we had prime rib, potatoes, rolls, jello, corn, ham, cookies, pie and WINE!! I only had about 3 glasses of wine and was defiantlyfeeling it. So, after the 3rd glass, I stopped drinking because my mom and I had planned to go to midnight mass. By the time church rolled around, I was perfectly fine so don’t get all judgemental on me about drinking and then going to church. After midnight mass, I slept over at my moms house. On Christmas morning, I wrapped a few presents, ate a few cookies and made a trip to Starbucks for everyone and ended up with 9 different cups of coffee! My total spent at Starbucks (including a $15 gift card) $45.60. I probably should have just put a pot of coffee on, but this seemed a little more festive!
Christmas Lunch/Dinner consisted of turkey, ham, corn, potatoes, jello, pretzel salad, stuffing, gravy, rolls, cookies, candy and cranberry sauce. Here’s what the spread looked like:
And here is a view of my plate, however what is not pictured are the many cookies I had that day! I think I was a cookie eating machine! Oh well, it’s the holidays so it’s okay
I would like to go into all of the details from Christmas, but here is the brief version:
My niece Dakota and our dog Sadie, she thought it was fun to put a lay on the dog because she had one on too!
My brother Joe and Dakota (he is her godfather):
My brother Jeremy and Dakota. This is one of my favorites, just look at her face!
Me and my sister-in-laws Kelly and Amy. Also in the picture is little Hunter Allen that is expected to be here on January 28th (Kelly is expecting):
Me and my mommy:
Us again, but I think she is telling my brother to stop taking so many pictures with my camera:
My other brother Jake:
And last but not least, me and Gregg at his parent’s house. The little cow is Tipsy, there is a story behind him, but I don’t have all day to tell it!
Christmas was wonderful but I am kind of sad it is over. We spent Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning at Gregg’s parents house. When we got back on Saturday, we went to Champs to watch the Badger game and shared some chicken nacho’sfor lunch while having a few drinks. Later on that night, we went out for Sushi with my brother Jeremy. I couldn’t decide what to have so I opted for the bento box. However, I only had 3 California rolls, 1 bite of the Shrimp Tempura(my stomach cannot handle fried foods too much!), some of the stir fry and 2 dumplings. I took most of it home with me.
Gregg and Jeremy ordered more than I did, here is one of the Chef’s Special rolls:
After dinner, we went to BBC’s for a birthday party, where I only had a diet soda. We made it an early night because I was really tired.
Sunday Morning, I had a bowl of cranberry-pumpkin oats with some high fiber cereal.
I also had a Misto from Starbucks.
After breakfast, we had our final Christmas to go to. We went to my brother Jim’s house and had a TON of food once again! I had some turkey sausage, a whole wheat roll, some veggie pizza, a few pieces of fudge, and a sugar cookie or two. I honestly don’t even know how much I ate. This is the only time of year where I try not to worry about what I am eating because I know I will get back on track.
Sunday night, after Christmas I started to unpack all of my presents. The first items to unpack were my new muffin and bread tins!
I also got a few cookbooks:
A new toaster that has a bunch of different settings. There is even a reheat button to reheat your toast without browning it, how cool is that?
The final present that I set up and tried right of way was my new Coffee Maker from Gregg. Have you seen these before? They are the new single cup coffee makers that come with tons of different coffee. There was an 18 pack that came with the maker and Gregg also purchased a 60 cup variety pack and an 18 pack of Caribou Coffee. This is a really cool gift considering I usually go to Starbucks or Caribou at least 5 times a week! Just think of all the money this will save me now!
My mom also bought me this awesome new traveling coffee mug. Do you see that red button on it, you push that and a green light on the top comes on saying that you can drink and coffee will come out. If a red light is on, it means that it is closed and no coffee will come out! It’s pretty high tech if you ask me.
So, obviously we had to try our new coffee maker last night. We tried the hot cocoa that came with it and it was mighty tasty! This morning I had a bowl of oatmeal and I tried this coffee: Newman’s Own Extra Bold Special Blend. I added about 1/3 cup of Silk Nog to my cup of coffee and it was perfect! I love you new coffee maker!
But, now that you had a recap of my weekend, I should get going. Have a great day!