As I was putting away groceries tonight, I got a little inspiration for tonight’s post.
These are a few of my favorite things. Not “clean eating.”
But it’s a holiday.
And there will be dip.
And dip needs a dipping vehicle.
And carrots alone just won’t do.
I’d love to hear your favorites.
People ask me all the time how I can manage to lose weight with all the baking we do. It’s simple. Salt is my poison. Which is exactly why the above types of things only appear in the house on special occasions.
December 23, 2010, Photo #318
My list for today during my lunch break and after the gym. And would you believe I managed to get it all done? I was aiming to get through the list so I didn’t have to take the kids out tomorrow, but I forgot juice and dog food, so there will be one quick trip. I’m still in desperate search for the Ramona and Beezus DVD (because now that we’ve rented it three times I think it’s safer to just own it!), but have come up empty, and will just get it after Christmas for a just because or Valentine’s Day present.
Christmas Eve Menu
Regular readers know that we celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve, and we also have 13 desserts (a French tradition). Cioppino will be taking care of five of the seven fishes, with the last two fish appearing in Spumo di Tonno and Smoked Salmon Spread. There will also be Spinach Artichoke Dip, Spinach Cheese Squares, fresh fruit, Macaroni and Cheese and Herbed Pull-Apart Rolls. My sister is taking care of cheese and crackers, and my Mom is handling the desserts. Ignoring my Mom’s comment about me being a glutton for punishment, there will even be a craft for the kids before dinner tomorrow. God willing. Can’t wait to get the festivities underway… what’s cooking for your holiday celebration?