Weekending - The Christmas Edition...

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Dammit!!!! Christmas is over and I am a little sad. I was really enjoying taking this time to sit on my ass and do nothing but cook and chill and love up my babies. I mean lets face it, no one is hiring the week of Christmas or New Year's so although I have been regularly sending out resumes on Monster and the like the phone is not ringing. I am hopeful that as soon as the holidays are over something will pop up. Either way, perfect job or not I will be taking the first decent offer that comes along. As much as I have enjoyed this little forced vacay I am ready to get back to work!

So this is going to be all one big recap of about 5 days of holiday shenanigans in my little corner of the world. First up Christmas Eve which was our little family dinner of Prime Rib, Twice Baked Potatoes and Iceberg Wedge Salad with home made Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing. This year I just skipped dessert because we are always too full to eat it! The meal was fabulous and we all thoroughly enjoyed it together in the dining room, on the good china. I brought in some holly from my yard for the table and the kids even enjoyed sparkling cider out of Waterford. They love that! It looked so pretty and festive, We didn't really get dressed up or anything but who cares. We just like to make this meal a special one. I am not one for saving all of my fancy things, I pull them out and use them regularly but always on the holidays.



Christmas morning was pretty typical... the kids were reasonable as mine like to sleep. I was up at 7:30 I think and they could hardly wait to get my butt downstairs. Every one was really happy with what they received which always makes this Momma happy. I always worry that I won't have enough and someone will be disappointed but... they never are. I actually got a couple of very thoughtful gifts from my oldest daughter this year too which I loved!!! We also enjoyed  delicious Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole and Mimosas for Mom... a tradition.


My kids left on Christmas afternoon to go spend a week with their Dad so the rest of the weekend was just all about me. I cleaned out junk for Goodwill, signed up for a free month of Netflix because TV sux and binge watched OITNB. I am sure I am the last person on earth but dammit, I only want to watch what I want, not what is typically on. So far I am hooked on that. No surprise how much time I can waste on getting sucked into a good story. Any recommendations on that... bring it!!! I did some cooking and some reading... like real actual books. I am so proud of myself.

Best thing I cooked all weekend by far was this.... Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta I found on DamnDelicious.net. Wow... party in your mouth and if you like heat you will love this!!! Perfect with an icy cold craft beer! Be forewarned it's hot but in the best possible way.


I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday and is gearing up to ring in the New Year this week. I have big plans for 2015 and I can't wait to talk about it some this week here on the blog. First up though as always is getting the New Year off to fresh healthy start after overindulging a bit during the holiday season. If you are looking for a fresh start too how about a detox with me and Teami Blends? I am looking forward to shedding some elll b's, getting rid of this bloat form all of the crap I have been eating and flushing out the old pipes a little. Tired of being tired!!



I am starting my detox on Friday because FSU football on Jan. 1 is pretty much like the SuperBowl for me and I will be blowing it out one last time. If you are interested in trying out their 30 Day Detox Pack I would love some company. Go to their site and check it out and use discount code AMY10 at checkout for 10% off your total order! 

Hope everyone had a great holiday!!! On to the next.....


Linking up with the lovely B of B Loved Boston!
7 comments on "Weekending - The Christmas Edition..."
  1. I'm glad you had a great time with the kids and then got to do some you stuff the rest of the weekend!

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  2. I love your recap collage photos! And mimosas on Christmas sounds like perfection...i'm adding that to my traditions :) And that bang bang shrimp, yes please!

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  3. I'm always a tiny bit sad when Christmas is over. Mimosas on Christmas morning is an excellent idea.

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  4. I can't get enough of OITNB. I was late to the party too but just finished it up a few weeks ago and can't WAIT for June... I am counting down the months for the next season!

    Sarah @ www.sarahsayhello.com

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  5. And then I died because you had bang bang shrimp pasta!!! So much deliciousness!!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  6. Cant believe Christmas is gone already. Looks like you had a great one! Loving all the good food pics!

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  7. i need that shrimp pasta to go bang bang in my mouth. bookmarking that one fo' sho!!

    hope you had a great christmas (sounds like you guys had a fab time!!) xoxoxox

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