And then it was over…Christmas 2011

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…and all that’s left are wrappers, boxes and half eaten pieces of candy. It’s so crazy how long it takes for us to prep for this holidayand then how quickly it goes away. This Christmas was amazing though! I got some really great loot, including a sassy pair of riding boots and some fabulous kitchen accessoreis!

I’m not going to lie, the easy bake little set was one of my favorites! For our family (extended with cousins) exchange we had to get a present for the person we picked that reminded them of their youth. I, of course, got an easy bake oven! We made little fudgey treats that tasted REALLY wet. I think we added too  much water.

Although the easy bake was a HIT, my cousin got one of the coolest gifts of all, a life size jenga set!

We had a few rousing games of that before we retired last night.

Now, I would be a pretty bad foodie if I didn’t share some of the delicious eats we had! My family does Christmas Eve dinner BIG, not the other way around. So at about 11am, I went over to my grandmas house to help my mom prep the big feast. We had…

A luscious fruit tray

Bubolki [or sauerkraut, wet bread and 14 sticks of butter]

Goat cheese salad with beets and roasted asparagus

One of the many cheese trays

A cheeseball snowman

Rib-eye Beef Roast

A whole lotta wine

and 16,000 cookies.

We also had twice baked potatoes, 4 kinds of hot dip, including artichoke, buffalo chicken and spinach and some hot rolls. Then, on Christmas morning, we enjoyed a delicious sausage breakfast casserole and some pecan crusted french toast! I was a bit, um, not well on Christmas morning so I didn’t grab a photo of them  🙁 But I did get some great photos of the tablescape I helped my aunt create!

It was such a fabulous holiday! Now i’m going to nap, again, for the 2nd time today. Merry day after Christmas!

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  1. Posted by Healthyjalapeno on
    Monday, December 26th, 2011
    Looks excellent and sounds like you had a great holiday. Merry Christmas!!!
  2. Posted by Lizzy Do on
    Monday, December 26th, 2011
    Well, you all know how to throw a party! It all looks amazing!  Merry Christmas!
  3. Posted by Lauren on
    Monday, December 26th, 2011
    woah! What a spread! Delish :D
  4. Posted by Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit on
    Tuesday, December 27th, 2011
    haha lifesized jenga sounds SO fun!
  5. Posted by Jessica Trimble on
    Tuesday, December 27th, 2011
    I'm joining you next year for Christmas dinner, holy yum. And loving that life-sized Jenga. :)
  6. Posted by Baking Serendipity on
    Thursday, December 29th, 2011
    Such pretty Christmas pictures! I haven't seen an Easy Bake oven up close in so long, but definitely love the idea of a life size Jenga set...such fun :) Glad you had such a wonderful holiday!