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Sights of the Season

December 22, 2010

Make that sights, smells, sounds and eats of the season.

Such has filled my days and nights lately.

A group of us gathered in a mini van last night to partake in some holiday light seeing.  It’s a tradition!

Sorry about the blur.

There were some really good houses this year (in my opinion anyway) and I think we all enjoyed the house whose lights blinked to the rhythm of the songs playing on their own radio station!

Some of my mom’s cocoon cookies were enjoyed along the way.

Mmmm buttttter.

Before we left, Joey and I enjoyed some pre-Christmas stuffing.

It was good, but it didn’t hold a candle to my mom’s stuffing.  Luckily, I get to eat some of hers on Saturday!!

Joey was pumped when I pulled out the sausage to add to the stuffing.  I didn’t tell him that it was non-meat sausage until after we ate it.  Clearly, he had no idea.

Once we got home from our drive I made some tea and hopped into bed.  An hour and a half later I was awake again, and ready to see some lunar eclipse!

I got a really good picture.

You mean you can’t see that?  It’s obviously right there!

Wish I had had some binoculars.  And maybe 7 more layers of clothes.

Tuesday morning started with a freezing 3 mile run in 28ish minutes followed by a hot shower, hot tea and of course, hot oats.

Pumpkin pie oats are dear to my heart.

In the mix:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2T ground flax
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1t pumpkin pie spice
  • splash of cinnamon

Topped with:

  • pumpkin granola
  • Earth Balance (loved the kick of salt)
  • maple syrup
  • almond milk

And two bites in I had to return to the kitchen to add some peanut butter.

Lunch involved leftovers and salad.

Salad topped with stuffing and dried cranberries plus some balsamic and honey.

We’ll see how this salad ranks among the many I’ve eaten recently.  Yesterday’s was DARN GOOD.

Try it, I dare you.

Snacks to fuel my work day = dates, apples and cookies.

What are some of your holiday traditions?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. squigglefloey permalink
    December 23, 2010 1:53 AM

    Omg I am obsessed with stuffing during the holidays — and I love anything atop a bed of greens, what a wonderful idea 🙂
    Happy holidays to you girlie 🙂

  2. December 23, 2010 4:01 AM

    My mom makes cookies that look like those…they are my favorite! Stuffing on salad? Perfect!!!!

    Jen

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