Yesterday started with LOTS of energy and coffee and oats and eggs.
If you read yesterday’s post, I didn’t have a picture of the cookie exchange. I do today!
Gosh, I love those girls. You can read here about our life-long friendship.
After getting through our morning routine, I headed to the gym solo. Justin has been fighting a cold since last Thursday. Poor guy. He really wanted to go to the gym yesterday, but I advised against it. Also, he didn’t want to be “that guy”, who is spreading his sickness all over the gym.
Back at home, I ate some chicken and rice casserole.
Then we leashed up the girls and went for a walk around the neighborhood. It was a beautiful day in Kansas City and it felt great to get some fresh air.
Justin went to see a movie with his sister and Dad and I spent the rest of the day scouring Pinterest for appetizer and little gift ideas.
Here are some of my favorites.
(click on the picture to go to the owner’s site):
Puppy Chow. I have never made this little snack that seems to show up every where I go. I am the guest that can not keep my hands out of it and before I know it am licking the last of the powdered sugar out of the bottom of the bowl.
Here are the two I have in mind: Cinnamon Gingerbread and candy cane. Great for having out when guests come over and quick little gifts for the teachers, sitters and neighbors!
Cheese trays. I think making them into trees is so cute and creative!
Food as food holders! I love the little crab dip filled cucumber cups. And how neat are those anti-pasta filled salami cups?!
Food on a Stick!
The cheese ball. Rolling it in parmesan and making a snowman is a bonus in my book!
Black bean fritters! Well, these just look plain yummy!
Other gift ideas. Stove-top potpourri kits and vanilla-sugar almonds make my list for great little gifts!
What appetizers will be showing up at your holiday party? Any small gift ideas you can share?