Tis A Gift To Be Simple

December 24, 2012

Happy Christmas Eve! I can’t believe this day is already here. We’ve been frantically baking/frantically packing {the bakery was open on Sunday} and then we’re hitting the road to Hillsborough where a five-day family reunion is about to happen. Since we were in Jamaica last year, it’s kind of like we missed a Christmas, so for many reasons, this one is super exciting.


Simple meals and post today since I was busy taking care of Maze and cleaning/packing in preparation when I could.

Breakfast was pumpkin overnight oats with banana topped with some honey bunches, sunbutter and Justin’s chocolate almond butter. A delicious bowl at that!


I wanted more coffee, so after breakfast we walked to the bakery (4 miles total – the reallllly long way!) and I had a second cup of decaf. And a taste of Eggnog Scuffin. HEAVEN in a bite. Our noggins are a combo of eggnog and butterscotch – two of my very favorite flavors.


Lunch during naptime:


Another turkey sandwich salad – greens, chopped peppers/carrots, turkey, white bean hummus, Cville Crunch bread and rosemary marcona almonds in a bowl. Dressed in olive oil and a drizzle of honey.



I created this dinner with the very last of what was in our fridge: Greek yogurt, bean soup, cheese, edamame, bell peppers. Taco shells from the pantry!


We stuffed the taco shells with bean soup (minus the broth) and bell pepper – also jalapeno and cheese on top. 


Yogamole on the side. Guacamole made with half avocado, half Greek yogurt, a splash of lime juice, a sprinkle of Southwestern seasoning and a generous pinch of salt. So much more fun than either ingredient alone!


I bought the edamame at Trader Joe’s last week, and I never found a good meal to consume it with this week. This was finally it! Tasty after all.



Since the blog world is pretty quiet over Christmas, I’m planning to take a day or so off. So if I disappear, it means I’m happy on ‘nog and baby giggles!

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1 Elise @ Expeditions of Elise December 24, 2012 at 9:28 am

Merry Christmas! I hope your first Christmas with Mazen is super fun.


2 Kristen@Change of Pace December 24, 2012 at 9:34 am

Oh man I love tacos! Merry Christmas Kath to you, Matt, and little Maze!


3 Leslie December 24, 2012 at 9:53 am

Merry Christmas! Enjoy this special time with your family.


4 lynn @ the actor's diet December 24, 2012 at 10:49 am

enjoy your holiday, kath!!!


5 Simply Life December 24, 2012 at 10:56 am

enjoy the holidays! :)


6 Emily December 24, 2012 at 10:59 am

Merry Christmas to your family, Kath! Enjoy Maze’s first one!


7 Hayley @ Running on Pumpkin December 24, 2012 at 10:59 am

Eggnog and butterscotch sound like a very interesting, and delicious, combo! I would love to make cookies with those flavors. Merry Christmas Eve!


8 kristen @ verbs and vignettes December 24, 2012 at 11:41 am

nog and baby giggles are totally worth a few days off. merry christmas to all of you!!


9 sara @ fitcupcaker December 24, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I think a few days off sounds great, thats what Ill be doing! Merry Christmas!


10 Sara December 24, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy the little one’s first Christmas!


11 Fran@BCDC December 24, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Merry Christmas and travel safe!


12 Shel@PeachyPalate December 24, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Have a great Christmas! xxx


13 emily December 24, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Have a merry Christmas!


14 Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) December 24, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!


15 Randy December 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Merry Christmas Kath, Matt and Mazen; wishing you the best of New Year’s.


16 Ellie@Fit for the Soul December 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm

That is such a cool feeling I bet! It’s Maze’s first Christmasssss yayyy! 😀 And I miss loving oatmeal! haha. Have a great Christmas guys, and have lotsa funnnn


17 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles December 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Have a fabulous holiday celebrating with family and Mazen on his very first Christmas…so special. My family has all arrived to celebrate together…all the best to you all! :)


18 Kel December 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Merry Christmas to all of you!


19 Averie @ Averie Cooks December 24, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Enjoy your Christmas – and your disappearing act! You deserve it! :)

Merry Xmas to you and your family, Kath!


20 Jeanie December 24, 2012 at 5:13 pm

A very Merry Christmas to you and your family. You deserve to take a couple days off. You are the only blogger that I know of where I’m assured of a daily post.


21 Sabrina @ Nutritiously Sweet December 24, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Wow that salad sounds really delicious! Never thought to do that with a sandwich :) Happy Christmas Eve!


22 Meghan @Health Continuum December 24, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Yogamole sounds delicious! Merry Christmas and safe travels for your family.


23 Tami@nutmegnotebook December 24, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Happy holidays and safe travels!


24 Jen December 24, 2012 at 10:55 pm

I can’t believe last year you were in Jamaica with no baby…and now it’s all changed! Enjoy. (P.S I like the new font you have here in comments)


25 Katherine December 24, 2012 at 10:59 pm
26 Meagan December 25, 2012 at 11:37 am

I LOVE THAT BOWL – Where did you get it? I am so fanatic about the old looking greenish blue glass ware :)


27 JoJo December 25, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Merry Christmas Kat!
I hope your day is full of love with your beautiful family.. FIrst Christmas for your little one, how special.


28 Emily @ Life on Food December 25, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Merry, merry Christmas!


29 Molly @ RDexposed December 26, 2012 at 8:21 am

Family > Blogging.
Good choice!


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