Continuous holiday celebrations with family and friends.
Finally check out my collegue's restaurant downtown, including cocktails, fresh-made bread, 3 courses, and sweet treats.
Day trip to SF with the cousins and get in touch with our German roots while eating schnitzel and waffles. Discover Dandelion Chocolate, OMG.
Cookie decorating with my nieces and nephew. Enjoy a cold beer before the kids actually get there. Cover cookies with gobs of frosting and way too many sprinkles.
Frantically finish wrapping up my Red Wine and Rosemary Sea Salt that I made as gifts this year as the doorbell rings and family arrives.
Make two-kids of focaccia to go with Grandpa's Chili for Christmas Eve.
Double Christmas at my in-laws' and my parents' homes. Christmas margaritas. Eat two celebratory dinners, plus Gingersnap Ganche Tart with Coffee Whipped Cream (recipe coming soon).
Squeeze in a volleyball game with my cousin and her BF from San Diego. Get bruises from not having played volleyball in 15 years.
Christmas Round 3 - BBQing during an unusually sunny California December. Second round of Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip.
Adult cookie decorating- cue more sprinkles and too many cocktails. Sure made for a funny and fantastic game night though!
Grandma's Ginger Crinkle Cookies.
Left-overs for DAYS.
Attempt to clear out mom's fridge before returning to Canada by making TONS of kale chips and juicing everything is sight.
15 hours drive back to Canada- decide to balance out fast food with the left-over kale chips.
Feel a tiny bit better about previous week's diet, and allow a few too many finger-foods on NYE. Happy 2014!
Vow to eat clean and exercise in the new year.
Finally get back to the gym...
..... browse our pantry after being gone for weeks. Find some leftover candy canes, round up the half-open bags of chocolate chips and leftover blocks of chocolate I always have in my kitchen, think about purging the pantry of all processed food, decide to make Peppermint Rocky Road with the last half of a bag of mini marshmallows.