Santa Clause definitely came through this year. It was a great day:
First, my brother and I woke up at 5:30 to open presents. That's 5:00 AM people. We love Christmas. While waiting for my parents to get ready and come downstairs, we got our customary cinnamon rolls ready. Everyone had cinnabuns from a can but I made homemade cinnamon rolls from Kat's Health Corner the night before, popped them in the oven and baked. Tasty :)
Then it was time to open presents! (I apologize now for blurry pictures...)
First off is Cupcakes! Well, not an actual cupcake, but better: Cupcake-printed flannel sheets in my favorite color Pink. These will definitely keep me warm in the cold winter months.
|I'm going to get so hungry looking at these...|
I also got something I have been asking awhile for: a Pillow Pet. Mine is a purple lady bug with pink spots. The face is slightly creepy, however it will fit in nicely with my pee-wee panda Pillow Pet.
|It's so soft and fluffy :)|
I was especially pleased thus far... And then I opened this:
I looked to my parents and said, "Haha... I have the first one upstairs, but I haven't read it yet, now I'll need to!" Then they got this weird look on their faces. I dismissed it and opened up my next present: Paralnormalcy and...
|I also got a wallet that I adored from Cracker Barrel.|
Got to love Christmas.
NEXT UP... I almost forgot I was getting this present, even though I was with my parents when they bought it on Black Friday. 5 dollars! It's for college though, so I just have to use my old food processor for now.
|I just realized that I took a picture of this Spanish-side up!|
After opening presents we lounged around for a while and then went to my grandparents' for lunch.
And of course I wore some of my new clothes:
|Purple striped sweater with Aeropostale skinny jeans and grey cami.|
These pink and red fuzzy socks didn't exactly match my purple sweater, but who cares?
Especially when you can't even see them because of these:
|I also got brown, knit boots, but that pic was Way Fuzzy!|
|Much better :)|
I love Scooby Doo! Especially on my head...
|My new one is in the pink cover. Old one is below.|
I also got Just Dance 3, which is so much fun! It will probably be my sole form of exercise for the next couple of weeks.
I saved the best for last: Scooby Doo CLUE.
This game combines two of my favorite things: Scooby and Clue. (Not to mention that this item is no longer in stores- My dad had to special order it off of Amazon). I have yet to play it, but it will be a great addition to my Clue Collection. These are the ones I have so far:
I am sure that I have a few more, but I don't feel like looking right now! lol... We used to have the Clue Jr. above, but I think we got rid of it because it was missing most of the pieces.
In case you couldn't tell, I love Clue! I was obsessed with the Clue Jr. books when I was younger.
Okay, and now because you have been nice and have patiently waited through my Christmas Present ranting, here is a new cookie recipe. It's not the one that I promised yesterday, but it's super easy, quick and I just made them literally 30 minutes ago:
Healthy Mexican Wedding Cookies
*Also known as "Snowball" cookies*
Serving size: 1 small cookie Servings: 16 Calories: 78 Carbs: 9g Fat: 4g
Protein: 1g Sodium: 11mg Sugar: 3g
- 2 Tbsp canola oil
- 2 Tbsp almond milk (or skim milk)
- 1/4 cup + 3 Tbsp powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- dash of salt
- 1 cup unbleached flour
- 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped (other nuts like pecans or almonds would work fine too)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine canola oil, milk, powdered sugar, vanilla and salt in a medium-sized bowl.
- Add the flour and mix well.
- Stir in the walnuts and use your fingers to make sure they are evenly distributed.
- Then make 16 small balls out of the dough and place on a sprayed cookie sheet.
- Bake for 9 to 13 minutes.
- Let cool for at least 3 minutes, then roll in the remaining 3 Tbsp of powdered sugar.
|Mexican Wedding Cookies are my favorite Christmas treat!|
Do you have any favorite holiday cookies? Are they healthy or do you use Christmas season to indulge?
What did you get for Christmas? My favorite present was not necessarily my most expensive one... Anyone else feel that way?
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