Last year we procrastinated getting a Christmas tree for so long we decided the week before Christmas we just weren’t going to get one.
This year, we went out as soon as Thanksgiving was over to be sure we got enough love outta the tree.
Despite a few hundred pine needles in the back seat of Matt’s Honda, we were able to get our 6.5 ft. tree home and decorated no problem. Record timing too!
Somebody’s in the Christmas spirit! He makes fun of me for starting the music too soon, but he’s been humming carols and had a fun time with the tree. I was impressed by his enthusiasm!
If you look closely, we have THREE angels in the tree!
I started to get hungry mid-way through, so Matt brought up some grog from the basement.
A few of our favorites. You also might notice if you look closely that all of my ornaments are near the top and center. Matt’s have been placed at the bottom, including one of his brother, Andrew, that’s on the very lowest branch. ‘Tis tradition!!!!! I’m sure they’ll be moved
Only one ornament was crushed in the making of this blog post. And how weird is it that it was a hairy one!?
At 5:45 I realized I was starving and we had three choices:
- Have a big snack and spoil my dinner appetite.
- Have a small snack, be unsatisfied, have more small snacks, spoil my dinner appetite.
- Eat dinner.
So we pulled out the leftovers and got to work on sandwiches!
We’ve both been craving turkey sandwiches since turkey day but had yet to make them. Tonight seemed like the perfect occasion.
Turkey + Cran + Cheddar for me, with a side of broccoli salad
The aged sharp cheddar totally MADE the sandwich!!! I used to think you can’t taste cheese on sandwiches so why bother? But now I’ve realized that you can’t taste BAD cheese on sandwiches. Aged cheddar is key for a good cheese + jam combo. This one was outta this world good.
The broccoli salad was a few crowns of broc, steamed in the microwave for 2 minutes in a little water, then mixed with:
- 2 tbsp greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp olive oil mayo
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tbsp dried berries
- Salt + peppa
Being a huge fan of all things sweet + savory as well as all things crunchy, I loved it!
His came with 2x the bread, a curried turkey salad and mashed potatoes!
39 degrees – seems like a nice night for a walk to me! NOT!
Actually it was a perfect time for a walk. We bundled up and headed out for a 30 minute whiz around our neighborhood, discussing features of our dream house.
After blogging, I can’t wait to curl up with my book by the Christmas lights!