Reason For The Season
Hey guys! It’s finally feeling like Christmas around here! We got our tree out last night and I’ve been baking all day! Hooray!
Our tree is pretty lame. It’s an “instant” tree. It’s flat like a pancake and all you do is roll it up and hook it on a pole that goes through the center.
It literally takes 2 seconds, yet Dad still has to help.
So “un-authentic”…but, it works!
We definitely do not have your “average” tree ornaments.
It’s been chilly, especially today!
After doing lots of online high school in Geometry, I rewarded myself by baking! It’s funny, the things that motivate me to do schoolwork!
First, I made Chocolate Gingerbread Granola. It was really sweet, so I added 1 more cup of oats and instead of chocolate chips, I added 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder.
Then I made cookies! I’m going to be real here…these were the farthest thing from healthy. But we had these Heath Bar toffee bits sitting in the pantry that had to be used!
My mom took most of them to a Christmas Party tonight.
Boy, I had a lot of fun photographing cookies today! This was the recipe I used for the cookies, if you’re interested: Heath Bar Cookies.
The one thing I really would like for Christmas this year is a KitchenAid Stand mixer.
It would make baking so much easier, don’t you think? But I really don’t need it, I guess. I’ve been using a hand mixer forever, and I’m doing fine. What I really need is new clothes! You know when you have a whole closet full of clothes, but there’s still nothing to wear? That’s me right now.
Christmas bokeh (fancy photography term, I know)!! I’m really happy with how it turned out! What do you think?
For dinner I just had whole wheat pasta with this creamy chicken broccoli sauce I made the other night. It tastes soooo good and yet it’s pretty healthy! I just started throwing things together, so I don’t have a recipe, but I’ll make it again soon and this time I’ll measure!
I also just made a Thin Mint Protein Shake for my brothers, they loved it!
Well, my plans for the rest of the night are to chill in my PJs. I think we rented Shorts from Netflix and then we’ll probably watch A Charlie Brown Christmas, check it out on Hulu! We always watch Charlie Brown’s Christmas! It’s a tradition!
Amid all this holiday fun, NEVER forget the real reason for the season:
See ya later, thanks for reading!
I’d love to know:
What movies do you watch every holiday season? For me it’s Charlie Brown, Elf, The Santa Clause, and Mr. Krueger’s Christmas.