I didn’t take very many pictures this Christmas.
Mostly, I just ate a lot of good food. I laughed a lot. I took a bite or two (or three) of every single dessert (we have a family of wonderful bakers.) I hugged, I remembered, I enjoyed. And I savored every moment of food, family and faith.
Christmas embraces a lot of memories for me and I didn’t want to miss a second of anything.
I quite simply allowed myself to not be in charge of anything. Instead, I jumped head first into savoring each delicious moment.
It felt absolutely wonderful.
(That would be me, my stocking, and a bag of Godiva Truffles on Christmas morning…I may have acted just a tad over-excited about this. 😉 )
I did, however, help prepare some things on Christmas Eve, when the family came over for dinner. I also made some pecan bars and baked up some gluten-free/vegan cookies which turned out quite good, if I say so myself. 😉
Recipe here: Veganomicon’s Wheat Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
After one too many of those…
…and this French-Canadian meat pie (homemade by my cousin Melissa)…
…and Nicole’s lemon cake…
…I’m feeling a little like an overstuffed French toast.
Thank goodness I have a fridge full of healthier snacks to get my digestive system back in working order. 😉
And thank goodness (for you!) there are some very generous people over at Chobani who want to share THREE tubs of their new 32-OZ containers (0%, 2% and vanilla) with one lucky reader. Note: It’s only open to US readers and Canada readers (except for the vanilla, which isn’t yet offered there, but they’ll send you two big tubs of their plain…the 2% is by far my favorite!!!)
All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know what your favorite part about this weekend was and you’re in the running. I’ll let you know who the winner is on Thursday morning. 😀
To Enter The Chobani Giveaway: Tell me what the best part of your weekend was…winner will be announced Thursday morning!