Sorry for my lack of posting yesterday. I have been having some technical difficulties. My brother got me more RAM for my computer, and I also upgraded to Windows 7. My brother took my computer apart in the process and we had a hard time getting it back together. I think this caused about 15 panic attacks on Christmas….never trusting him with my computer again! HA!
Let’s backtrack to Christmas dinner, because it certainly was yummy. Since it was just the five of us, we didn’t go all out on Christmas dinner. On the menu was a very premium beef tenderloin, twice baked potatoes, roasted broccoli, salad, and bread and olive oil. **I apologize for the smudge on my lens in all the pictures you are about to see**
We nibbled on cheese and crackers throughout the day. This is a 5 pound wheel of cheddar cheese made in Vermont. I loove good cheese!
The Salad. I am not a huge salad girl (I know, GASP!) but this did look yummy!
Twice baked potatoes are delicious and fun to make. Here are our ingredients (turkey bacon, sour cream and grated cheddar cheese):
Scoop out the insides and put them in a bowl:
Mix all the insides with cheese, sour cream, butter, and bacon:
Lightly spoon the mixture back into the scooped out potatoes:
This is what they should look like before you put them in the oven:
After the oven (nice and golden brown):
Yum!! I loove twice baked potatoes!
Next up, bread and olive oil. This olive oil is also straight from Italy:
Mix the olive oil with parmesean cheese and red pepper flakes:
I am not a huge beef tenderloin or meat girl, but on Christmas I always have a small piece. The quality meat my parents buy never disappoints:
It was a little too rare for my liking, but I had a small piece anyways. Here is my plate. I went back for seconds on the potatoes, broccoli and breadi:
What is a Christmas meal without dessert? Our neighbor buys us these pastries as a gift every year from an excellent bakery. They are delicious.
Yum! Everything turned out really nice and I was stuffed by the end of the night.
I have to show you all this. My brother got this helicopter for Christmas that you can fly around the house (yes, he is 22). It really is funny and fun to watch, but yesterday he got it stuck in my hair. I was not a happy camper and a huge chunk of my hair got pulled out in the process. Thankfully I have plenty of hair!
I also got new running shoes yesterday. I am so excited, I needed them desperately. I go to a specialty running store to purchase my running shoes. I have been using Aasics for years, and couldn’t imagine using anything else. Here are my new beauties that I can’t wait to try out:
Aren’t they pretty?! Haha. I love getting new sneaks! My mom and I are off to the mall today. I am taking a break from exercise for the day (my body kind of hurts), but make sure to check out my fitness page for my updated workouts from this past week!