I hope you had an absolute wonderful Christmas if you celebrate. Jonny and I do not as we’re Jewish, so we went to see This Is 40 with my parents. Itz hilarious and I definitely recommend it if you’re in the mood for a good laugh! Although we don’t celebrate Christmas in the traditional sense, it doesn’t mean we don’t do Christmasy things on the day of. The Itz’s dear friends have been inviting them over for Christmas dinner for the past 25 years, and the last few years I’ve been fortunate enough to become a part of that tradition. So Jonny and I not only ate a delicious Christmas dinner, we even got a picture in front of their beautiful tree!
Being Wednesday, itz also the last What I Ate Wednesday in December. No! Make that the last WIAW in 2012! Woooooaaaaah!!! Thanks as always to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting all the WIAW parties each and every Wednesday.
Can’t wait to see what 2013 brings! Speaking of 2013, have you entered my New Year New Rules healthy lifestyle giveaway yet? Winner is being announced on Friday, so make sure you enter now. For now, let’s talk food. I’m only sharing breakfast and dinner with you because breakfast was really brunch and there were many snacks eaten in between. My days are always so thrown off when I don’t follow a schedule, like when I’m in school at work. But my breakfast sure is stellar and I even have a recipe for ya!
So there were a few steps in this, but it actually came together rather quickly. The day before, I threw a pound of black beans in the crockpot with some garlic and a diced onion. Yesterday morning, I browned some lean turkey meat on the stove. Then I added corn, green pepper, orange pepper, onion, garlic, and the black beans. I also added cayenne pepper because we like it hot! This made a HUGE pot; I’ll be eating this mixture for breakfast, lunch, and dinner over the next several days, I’m sure.
For the omelette part, I used three eggwhites and a scoop of the Mexican mixture. Once my omelette was cooked, I sliced half an avocado, added a dollop of plain Chobani greek yogurt, and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper. Mmm mmm mmm! Talk about super filling and loaded with protein.
Since I’m not showing you a lunch, instead I’m going to show you a great picture of my parents and in-laws. Jonny and I went out to dinner with my in-laws and his grandparents on Christmas Eve and then we went to my parents’ home for an after-dinner cocktail. Jonny and I are so incredibly lucky to have our parents.
We arrived at our Christmas party and were greeted by a gorgeous table set by Caren.
Christmas dinner was definitely a treat. We had beef tenderloin, Brussel sprouts with a sweet vinegar glaze, mashed potatoes, and tomatoes with artichokes. So tasty.
Dessert was an assortment of cookies, as well as these S’mores Sandwich Bar Cookies. They’re a bit difficult to see on the plate, but I assure you they were fantastic.
While I thoroughly enjoyed all the decadent food and drink over the past couple of days, you know I took my own advice and hit the gym for a sweat session in between all the meals. I even sported some green and red on Christmas day.
I just did an easy 35 minutes on the elliptical, but it was better than nothing. Gotta stay active!
What was the best thing you ate on Christmas? Did you workout?