Overfed Christmas

Oh boy was this Christmas filled with a lot of food. >.<

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It started with  me getting up at 8am, hungry. Sadly our plans were to eat “brunch” at my mom’s at 11…so instead of making a hearty healthy breakfast of oatmeal I ended up grabbing an Eggnog Boston Cream donut and enjoyed it with a cup of Thanksgiving Blend Starbucks coffee. It was super super delicious, but as we all know, not that filling.

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We got to my mom’s at noon. (Win always runs late!) By then I was so hungry I took what was given to me and devoured it. Again, another pastry item. >.< Totally not what I wanted but soo hungry. This was a blueberry cream cheese braid.

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While we opened presents I was given a mug of coffee with Bailey’s! I like that we are just embracing the fact that we all like to drink now. I’d never had Bailey’s Irish Cream before. It’s good!

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Finally around 1-2pm we ate some real food!! This is the food I wanted to start my day with. Scrambled eggs with a ton of fresh veggies, a tangerine, and a mimosa!

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I really wanted to get some work done on my 12 Days of Christmas cross-stitch, but Win is too distracting! She made sure to comment that “25 is the new 55” though. Thanks Win.

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Later we snacked on chocolate and played cards. I also finally got to try Starbucks’ Joy Tea. It’s good and peachy!

I got so very tired during the games though eventually we broke for a nap. I passed out for a solid hour and woke up very hungry.

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Of course there was food to snack on! Wine (Apothic Red!), veggies and dip, nuts, and crackers with goat cheese and red pepper jelly (which I may be obsessed with).

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Our Christmas dinner was still outstanding even with all the snacking. Baked salmon, half a baked potato, and steamed green beans in a cranberry glaze. HOLY YUM. I almost ate my entire plate.

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Instead I saved room for my mother’s newest crazy combination: biscotti dipped in red wine? Yes it was actually good. =P

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Much later while playing more cards I had dessert of Spumoni. Have you ever had spumoni ice cream? It’s my favorite flavor. I love the pistachio and cherry, and try to get as little of the chocolate as possible. =P

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Mine was filled with family and food!

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