Thursday, December 19, 2013

Festivities

Let the Christmas festivities BEGIN!

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We had our first holiday gathering at our house last night with Justin’s sister, Mom and her fiancé.

I made spinach and cheese croissant pinwheels.

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Apricot, goat cheese and candy pecans.  We had these one night at Wines by Jennifer and have been waiting for our chance to make them.  They are so oddly good.  A lot of different textures and flavors going on at one time.

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Those weird little cracker/bacon treats from Pioneer Woman that cook for 2 hours.

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I almost forgot to take a picture again until there were only two left!  This time I made some with parmesan and some with brown sugar.  The parmesan ones are better.

I tried my hand at making roasted candied almonds.  They were ok.  I used coconut sugar instead of regular sugar so that may have made the difference.  They tasted pretty good, but I thought they would be more “candied”.

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We also put out the usual crackers and cheese.

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Justin’s Mom brought lots of yummy food and chocolate treats and we all stood around talking and eating until I could hardly breath.

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Then we did our annual $10 gift exchange.

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We play the game where everyone gets a card with a number which decides the order in which the gifts are picked. 

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When it is your turn, you can either pick a gift from the pile or steal someone else’s gift.

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It was fun! And Sarah got stuck with the Star Wars water bottle that we contributed to the exchange.

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I didn’t make it to the gym yesterday. Beside getting ready for the family get-together, I had my final voice coaching.  I have learned so much over the past 6 weeks about voice over and am really excited to get my demo made and see what happens!

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Everyone left around 10pm and we were all asleep shortly after.

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