I'm no Grinch, but this holiday season has been marred by exhaustion: I've been sick, my boss has been hounding me for just-barely-possible projects, and I'm on the job market. I haven't been the most holiday-spirited, if you know what i mean.
I have tried to get involved in a few ways. I got holiday candy for our candy drawer at work. I've been dutifully eating one candy cane a day for the last week.
I hosted a holiday party a couple weekends ago. We made and decorated cookies...had some cider and snacks, and played holiday music.
BBQ Tofu (in bowl), Salami, Smoked Turkey, Roast Beef, and Ham
Crackers and cheese - brie, derby sage, and beemster.
Then, we rolled out three kinds of dough - shortbread, gingerbread, and sugar:
We decorated with a variety of colored frostings and tips:
We did an awesome job - the finished products:
Today I finished wrapping my presents for my family. We are going to spend Christmas with my family in northern Minnesota. I went a little overboard and my car is going to be filled with presents. I actually got the tape measure out to make sure the big present would fit in my backseat.
Finally, I got some nog. I love the taste of eggnog, but it has a weird texture. I was very excited to find this at the store:
Not any thicker than soymilk. 90 calories. Tastes like eggnog. Win! I put it into my coffee and called it a day!
More holiday cheer coming soon. Have a great week!