Merry Christmas Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday filled with family, friends, fun and a whole lot of delicious food. The Husband was like a little kid all night long…as in he woke me up at 2 am and asked, “Is it time to open presents yet?” Then, at 6 am….”are you sleeping? Santa stopped by”….It is honestly the only day of the year that I think he gets up before I do lol.
After our present unwrapping frenzy, I whipped up a “fried” potatoes with peppers & onion, scrambled eggs and turkey bacon for breakfast.
I actually planned our day so we would eat breakfast with snacks for lunch and lunch with his family for dinner.
Garlic stuffed green olives, pickled veggies, marinated mushrooms and wheat thins with artichoke jalapeno dip.
My healthy go-to appetizer ~ A veggie tray or if the fruit looks good, a fruit tray.
Some of the best cheese I’ve ever had in my life.
I totally blame my Weight Watchers buddies for introducing me to Merlot BellaVitano Cheese ~ It’s made with Merlot Wine in it that you can taste along with the sharp cheddar/parmesan flavors. It’s so creamy and addictive.
Throughout the afternoon, I made up 3 snack plates with a focus on the 0 points+ stuff….
Plus a few of the treats too!
After all, it’s all about the 80/20 rule, right?!
I have been waiting all month long for this dinner….I make it once a year just so I can make Navy Bean and Ham Soup…..oh, and it is all of my favorite things (mac ‘n’ cheese aside).
SIMPLE GLAZED HAM – (SF) – 4 oz = 4 points+
HEALTHY AU GRATIN POTATOES – 5 points+
HONEY BALSAMIC ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS – (SF+2 WPA) – 2 points+
GREEN BEANS WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS & BACON – (SF+ 1 WPA) – 1 points+
See what I mean?! This year, we also had The Husband’s Gran’s Mac Salad which was tasty too.
I made these Very Lemony Pudding Cakes from my Weight Watcher’s Just Desserts Cookbook a few years back for the 4th of July and everyone loved them.
I love that you get to eat the entire dish (they are served in ramkins) for 4 points+! These pudding cakes are creamy like pudding, yet, fluffy with the perfect amount of buttery, sweet, lemon tang.
I know I am incredibly behind on your comments, emails, etc. I am hoping to catch up by next year – LOL…ok, ok, this week!
For now, I am off to play with my new Christmas Gadgets ~ The Husband bought me a new Canon Powershot Elph 110HS Point & Shoot Camera to replace my oldie, but, goodie camera. I am actually excited to use it!
QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What is one thing you received for the holiday that you absolutely love?