Ben and I didn’t really do anything special for our Christmas Eve dinner (we had a little barbecue) so afterwards we went to get some ice cream and sat on the beach.
That was the most MASSIVE ice cream bar EVER. But I enjoyed every bite of it! After all, we’re supposed to splurge and treat ourselves during the holidays, right?
I spent a lot of Christmas Eve making food for Christmas day—pumpkin pie, sugar cookies, and prepping Christmas breakfast.
Our Christmas breakfast consisted of cinnamon sugar pumpkin donuts…
…and overnight breakfast casseroles with a side of mixed fruit
For the casseroles— I toasted some bread and cut it into cubes for the first layer. Then I sprinkled bacon, ham and cheese overtop. I whisked some eggs with salt, pepper, milk, and dry mustard and poured it over everything else. I let the casseroles soak in the fridge overnight and then baked them at 350 for about 3 minutes the next morning.
Santa was very very good to me this year!
Here is some of what he brought me…
Ben and I are going to attempt to make some ice cream tonight with the Yonanas machine (it makes ice cream out of bananas and other frozen fruit!)
I told Ben that even though I LOVE chocolate, to not put any in my stocking because I’ve been eating WAAYY too much lately. So what did my brilliant boyfriend get me instead?!?
Hahaha I love pickles, but they are not a common item here in Australia, and I can’t remember the last time I had them (besides on my sandwiches from Subway). He picked them up at USA Foods —an overpriced store (think $11 for a box of cereal) that sells all American food.
After breakfast and presents Ben and I headed over to his parents house for a big lunch and our secret santa gift exchange
For lunch we had turkey, a roast, potatoes, pumpkin, veggies and salad. The salad I made consisted of mixed greens, feta cheese, roasted walnuts, raspberries, and craisins.
I dressed the salad with a home made raspberry vinaigrette (to make: blend together 1/2 cup raspberry jam, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 1/4 olive oil, 2 tsp stevia/sugar, and 1 tbsp dijon mustard)
Tomorrow is boxing day and we have another dinner with the other side of Ben’s family. After that I think I’ll go back to eating my rabbit food!!
Happy Holidays everyone :)