Christmas has arrived at our house! Despite the fact that I am normally a Christmas fanatic, it’s taken me a little while to get into the spirit this year. I blame distractions, but we are ready now!
Friday night I went to a friend’s house for dinner. We had pizza, a great salad and a homemade soup. Plus some vino!!
Matt and Mazen went on an adventure on the free trolley to Fry’s Spring Pizza! They had a blast.
Saturday was dreary and gray, and Mazen and I played around in our PJs for a while. (Matt was at a slicing event).
I had Cheerios, yogurt and banana for breakfast – plus two cups of joe!
We finally rallied and went to the gym for a workout. Back at home, I had a quick small soup lunch to tide my hunger until my 2pm party!
The party was a baby shower for my dear friend Sarah!! She’s having a little boy early next year, and Sarah G. and I put together a blue-themed shower for her.
THAT CAKE! It was from local bakery Chandlers and the frosting was plentiful : )
Before we ate the cake, though, we nibbled on lots of foods – a selection is shown here.
I made my mom’s punch recipe (ginger ale, cranberry, frozen lemonade and sherbet) which we spiked with wine glass-by-glass to suit both drinkers and non drinkers.
Our friend Jess made these amazing chocolate cake pops!
And we had different kinds of candy on the dessert buffet
We all went around the room to celebrate Sarah and give her advice for being a mom of two. (And those of us with 0-1 children listened! Ha!)
I was in charge of cutting the cake!!
Isn’t she fabulous at 30+ weeks pregnant!?
Later in the evening Matt and I went out while Karen and Mazen cooked dinner together. It was raining, but we live too close to the mall to drive and park, so we just braved the elements under an umbrella-ella-ella.
We went to Ten for sushi. This was our 4th visit and we have YET to get a table!! Each time we sit at the bar, which is actually pretty fun. I must remember to make a reservation for our 5th visit : )
I had an amazing red blend –
We shared tempura haricots verts, miso soup and 3 rolls (I wasn’t terribly hungry, so Matt ate most of the rolls).
We hung out with friends afterwards and then headed home to sleep.
Sunday morning we went to Whole Foods for brunch – I love their waffles!
We shared these two plates 3 ways, plus Matt got a small omelet.
We then picked out our Christmas tree! Mazen gave them all a sniff…
Until deciding this one would do!
I worked on a blog recipe all afternoon and did lots of food prep for the upcoming week. I have had so many social occasions lately that we haven’t cooked a full week at home in ages. I’m looking forward to it! We’re doing Cook Smarts the whole week through!
How’s your Christmas decorating going?