Jingle Balls

December 24, 2010

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It’s been a long time since I’ve been in the same house with a bowl of M&Ms. We had lots of fun playing together today!

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And the candied nuts and I are bosom buddies too!

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Our Christmas Eve started with a light make-your-own-sandwich dinner before church

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A little pumpkin home brew for me

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My sandwich was a whole wheat pita stuffed with hummus, tomato, lettuce, and a big pickle!

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One per side Winking smile Plus a couple of ruffles. Kerfuffled.

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We dressed up and bundled up to walk to church for the candlelight service. Matt and I enjoyed harmonizing to hymns and always the candlelit close with Silent Night. An unexpected surprise occurred when Matt Allen’s dad had a wreath from the balcony land on his head. He was a little hurt, but he’s doing OK now. I think it scared our two pews more than anything!

Back home, we set out the traditional Christmas Eve party

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The Menu, handwritten by my dad!

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We had a whole spread of late-night foods

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I wasn’t in too much of an eating mood, so I focused on the balls: bourbons, buckeyes, and now-chocolate doughballs. (And M&Ms!) Sadly, my doughballs are super dry and are no longer doughy. So sad. On Christmas!

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With a glass of bourbon spiked nog!

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Tonight wasn’t that much different from the past 3 years!

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Rudi’s waiting for Santa – hope he pays a visit to you!

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1 Steph December 25, 2010 at 12:06 am

I saw no one had commented yet and, since I read every day, I wanted to be the first to say Merry Christmas to you (on this post of course!). It’s been a great year on your blog. Your posts are always so upbeat, healthy, and interesting. Thanks for all your hard work. I’m looking forward to a great upcoming year! :)

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2 Kath December 25, 2010 at 12:12 am

Aww you’re sweet Steph :) merry christmas!

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3 notyet100 December 25, 2010 at 12:13 am

wish u merry christmas awesome pics,

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4 Christin@purplebirdblog December 25, 2010 at 12:13 am

That sad looking Rudi makes me smile! Happy night!!

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5 Emily Eats and Exercises December 25, 2010 at 12:15 am

All the decorations look so festive! Merry Christmas.

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6 Justeen @ Blissful Baking December 25, 2010 at 12:34 am

what a lovely spread! i would love to get my hands on some of those balls!

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7 Jessica @ The Process of Healing December 25, 2010 at 12:35 am

Those balls look fantastic! and i love your outfit! Merry Christmas!

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8 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) December 25, 2010 at 12:48 am

Merry Christmas! Have a great day :)

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9 Camille December 25, 2010 at 1:10 am

A bowl of M&Ms is deadly to me!
Merry Christmas!

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10 Hannah December 25, 2010 at 1:14 am

Santa’s already come here to Australia! And he brought me coconut butter, which is very hard to find here in Canberra, so I’m tremendously happy :) Hope your is wonderful too!

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11 Cara Craves... December 25, 2010 at 4:26 am

Looks so lovely Kath!
Merry Christmas!
Love your skirt!

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12 Nicole (soundztastee) December 25, 2010 at 5:52 am

Merry Christmas!! What a great spread. I’ve also had the buckeyes, they’re so good!

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13 Lauren at KeepItSweet December 25, 2010 at 7:22 am

Merry Christmas!

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14 Sarah @ See Sarah Graduate December 25, 2010 at 8:21 am

Merry Christmas! Your Christmas Eve doesn’t look much different than ours! :)

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15 Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 25, 2010 at 8:42 am

Merry Xmas to you, Kath, and your fam!

balls: bourbons, buckeyes, and now-chocolate doughballs = RIGHT where’d i’d be focused on :)

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16 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) December 25, 2010 at 8:45 am

I love casual finger foods, like make-your-own sandwiches and other party nibbles. :) Everything looks so much fun to eat!

Merry Christmas x 3!! :lol:

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17 Joanna December 25, 2010 at 8:47 am

Merry Christmas to you and yours! I made Mama Peas PB Dough Balls and mine were a little dry as well. They were definitely tastiest right out of the oven. After a few days,try popping them in the microwave just before eating and they taste doughy and perfect in the center again.

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18 grocery goddess jen December 25, 2010 at 8:52 am

That looks so nice and homey, Kath! Merry Christmas.

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19 Katie December 25, 2010 at 9:20 am

Merry Christmas! The pic of you and Matt looking at each other is so cute! :) Have a wonderful day today!

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20 Meg December 25, 2010 at 9:36 am

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family, Kath :D

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21 Stacy @ Every Little Thing December 25, 2010 at 10:42 am

We had a Christmas Eve party too, with over 20 people! Craziness, but the fun and family type of crazy. Your food looks great! Merry Christmas!

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22 Maria B December 25, 2010 at 11:11 am

Merry Christmas Kath!

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23 Susan Mc December 25, 2010 at 11:19 am

Merry Christmas Kath, Kanz and fam! It was fun to look back at your Eve’s past, and what jumped out at me was how far your photography has come this year! Brava sistah! Thanks as always for sharing your holiday! We ended services at our church last night with Silent Night and candles too, it was lovely.
Happy Holidays!

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24 Liz December 25, 2010 at 11:53 am

Kath your xmas outfit is so stylish! You look so beautiful!! Merry Xmas :)

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25 ashley nicole December 25, 2010 at 2:26 pm

beautiful pictures, Ms. Kath! you and Matt are too cute, and you look absolutely beautiful. yummy food! Merry Christmas!

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26 Natalia - a side of simple December 25, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Candied nuts were the death of me last night. Actually, I was in complete Heaven with them :)

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27 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 25, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Even though I’m stuffed to the brim right now, I wish I had some of those balls right now! ;)

Merry Christmas!

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28 Grace December 25, 2010 at 11:05 pm

You are sooooo aware of how many calories you’re eating, which is a good thing, but you should really let loose once in a while. You’re constantly making excuses as to why you’ve eaten certain things, and all I think when I read your blog is chill out. Life is too short to be so preoccupied. Hope you can let go of that sometime.

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