So last week I posted our advent jar happenings so far and many of them hadn’t been done. We weren’t as committed to it this year as last year, but we still got everything done, even if it was a little late. Better late than never, right? Here is how it played out:
3- kiss under missle toe
4- share a favorite christmas memory- mine was the year of Lisa Frank
5- Scratchers- we won our money back on one of them!
6- funniest moment in relationship (engagement was the answer)
7- Make a christmas collage
8- watch a christmas version of a TV show (we watched the Blackish Christmas Episode)
10- Have a drink
11- play a Christmas game
13- drink egg nog—> we turned this into baileys and hot chocolate (we drank eggnog like every night, so we are counting this one for the drink hot chocolate as well)
15- enjoy peppermint candy cane
17- Buy a Christmas Ornament & buy the pets a christmas present
18- make christmas cookies
19- wear red and green (Paul wore red and I failed because my uniform is all black, green socks count right?)
24- pray together
27- look at Christmas lights walking and driving
What’s left? Cache our money we won on the scratchers ($5), get a starbucks treat, starbucks and play a Christmas game. We will make that happen before it’s January! Next year I think instead of assigning a jar we might try and do one thing Christmassy every day and keep a list of what we did. I think that might work a little better?
Worked on Saturday then met the family for a unbroken. I haven’t seen any movies in a year, this Christmas we’ve seen Hunger Games, The Hobbit, and Unbroken- all amazing! Sunday was literally my ideal Sunday, which started with mass.
Followed by breakfast at The Groves.
This place is as traditional as you can get for diner food where you get a massive plate of food for under $10 bucks. Definitely not the most nutritious, but oh so good. They also have a unique menu item, especially for this time of year, Reindeer Sausage! I got the country breakfast which came with eggs, reindeer sausage and biscuits and gravy. Mr. Hungry had most of the biscuits and gravy, but I had a few bites. The reindeer sausage tasted a lot like bison, which I really like!
PS Did you know that reindeer actually exist? The other day Mr. Hungry asked us what the difference was between reindeer and caribou was. I burst out laughing and exclaimed “reindeer don’t exist!” Turns out according to good old google I was mistaken. Not only do reindeer exist but they are alive in well in the arctic. (Read about it here.)
Then a Birthday celebration for our friends kids with cupcakes and cookies!
I promised to call them by their favorite characters, Elsa and Lightning McQueen.
Dinner included homemade baked wings, roasted cauliflower and other random food. I know the picture isn’t that pretty but they were SO EASY to make and so delicious, I couldn’t resist sharing with you!
We did a little grocery shopping, mainly just veggies. I’ll be winging meals again this week while the In-Laws are still here. To help me stay accountable I’m writing down what I’m eating and recording it. I don’t count calories anymore, but I do believe there is no better way to get a good idea of how your nutrition is throughout the day then seeing a couple days on paper! Side note, isn’t Max the cutest little candy cane?
Easy Homemade Baked Wings
These crispy hot wings are baked instead of deep fried for a healthier, yet delicious stack of wings!
1. Preheat oven to 440F and bring large pot of water to boil. Boil frozen wings/drumsticks for 15 minutes.
2. Remove from water and get them as dry as possible, then toss with Frank’s red hot and smoked paprika.
3. Bake for 40 minutes at 440F, coat in second layer of hot sauce.
4. Serve immediately!
Question of the day:
What’s your favorite wing sauce?
I’m on team hot all the way, the hotter the better!
What was your favorite Disney character?
I was OBSESSED with Ariel, she was my absolute favorite. I think it definitely had to do with the fact that I loved to swim so much. I was in the pool so much as long as was allowed!
Of Possible Interest:
- What Does It Really Take To Turn Your Health Around? (Flourish Blog- Lifetime Weight Loss)
- Why Meal Frequency Matters (Flourish Blog- Lifetime Weight Loss)
- 6 Ways Food Sensitivities Influence Weight Loss (Flourish Blog- Lifetime Weight Loss)