By now, you probably realize how passionate I am about celebrating. So of course, you would expect nothing short of a full blown Christmas celebration. And while this was a humble Christmas, no traveling, light budget and few friends and family members present...the celebration was in full swing. What better celebration than the birth of Jesus, my savior and redeemer!
Christmas Eve started off in a festive way-Overnight Oats in a Jar, holiday style.
At that time, I was craving something healthy and green. It didn't help that I just read Angela's blog with a Green Monster Soup Recipe! I mimicked hers, substituting a few ingredients that I had on hand (no trips to the store on Christmas Eve!) and this bowl of green goodness emerged!
While we are on the topic of meals, I finished up this soup and whipped up our new Christmas Eve tradition meal. Vegan Mac and Cheese! Also inspired by Angela's version, we changed ours up to include ingredients we had on hand (no trip to the grocery!) and developed this savory concoction.
That was pretty much the extent of accomplishment on Friday! I tried to go to the gym (notice the gym outfit above). I thought a few minutes on a bike would help stretch out my aching legs from the 20-miler on Thursday. Unfortunately my knee flared and I quickly hopped off the bike. No sense in pushing my luck. I opted to stretch for a solid 30 minutes and head home.
Mr. Kummerow and I dressed up and readied for church. We left early to participate in prayer stations and greet all of our church family!
While we waited for dinner to cook, we exchanged stocking stuffers. (Note to self: do not hang meltable items in front of the fireplace!) No casualties, but close!
Wine.com. A few years ago he received a wine-of-the-month club for Christmas, and now he is quite the connoisseur. This bottle was wonderful. I love wine, but I don't quite have a mature palate. All I can say is that it was thoroughly enjoyed!
Another new find:
To be continued...