What I Ate Wednesday #90: Christmas Edition

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Happy What I Ate Wednesday. Since this happens to be the day after Christmas, here’s a little glimpse of what I enjoyed over the holiday. As always, thanks to Jenn for hosting the weekly link party. To see more WIAW from other bloggers, visit Peas & Crayons.

I was way too sick last Christmas to be of any help, so I’d kind of forgotten how labor-intensive it is. I feel like I’ve been fighting something all month but have been able to keep my head above water for the most part. Unfortunately, my mom was the sick one this year, so my sister, dad, and I all pitched in. I felt like I was on my feet nonstop. After cooking, cleaning, and running errands all day Monday, I cleaned up sorta nice for dinner. I don’t know why, but after years of doing the wavy hair thing, I’ve been enjoying wearing it straight lately.

Totally ready for X-mas at the Adams Family estate
Totally ready for X-mas at the Adams Family estate

Speaking of dinner, here’s what I ate on Christmas Eve…

Breakfast: I made pumpkin-banana oatmeal for my sister & I, topped mine with peanut butter and crumbles from a reject gingerbread cookie IMG_1187

Lunch: Homemade ceviche with avocado over spinach; a leftover piece of sushi; an (unpictured) square of dark chocolate IMG_1204

Snack: Plain Greek yogurt with raspberries (not worth a picture) 

Appetizers: Cranberry kombucha; a sampling of the sushi & bacon-wrapped goat-cheese-stuffed prunes IMG_1224

Dinner: Typical Christmas Eve Greek stuff—lamb & spinach pie—along with brussels sprouts (with turkey bacon per Mom’s request), salad, and a spanikopita-style potato pancake recipe my sister found IMG_1227

Dessert: a repeat of the amazing flourless chocolate torte we had at Thanksgiving

This flour less chocolate torte was all my wildest PMS dreams come true
all my wildest PMS dreams come true

Christmas Day was also full of delicious things at my aunt’s house, but I needed a break from my cellphone/camera. It was nice to see my family, but wow—I feel like I need a mini-vacation from my mini-vacation. In some twisted way, I’m looking forward to going back to work, if only because there won’t be any dishes to wash at the hospital.

What were some of your favorite holiday foods this year?  

7 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday #90: Christmas Edition

    jessiebearwhat said:
    December 26, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I totally lol’d at “my wildest pms dreams come true”.

      Jess responded:
      December 28, 2012 at 12:28 am

      It’s funny cause it’s true 🙂

    Karey at Nutty About Health said:
    December 27, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Mmm! That dessert looks AMAZING!! 🙂

      Jess responded:
      December 28, 2012 at 12:29 am

      It tasted pretty amazing too.

    raechel @the rebel grrrl kitchen said:
    December 27, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Cookies are my favorite treat, so I love having all the vegan Christmas cookies I make around on trays for two days. And this year my mom made a killer spinach salad.

    Jess responded:
    December 28, 2012 at 12:34 am

    That sounds awesome! I’m a sucker for a good spinach salad—pairs very nicely with cookies : )

    New Jersey Weekend Things | Keeping It Real Food said:
    March 3, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    […] yesterday, I spent a good part of this weekend with family. I hadn’t been to New Jersey since Christmas, which is kind of nuts. I’d like to say my reasons for being there were all good (and not too […]

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