So. We are 10 days out from Christmas and I have done zero shopping. I haven’t even considered a list of possible ideas. Holiday cards were a no go this year. Call me Scrooge but I’m kind of just ready to put 2011 in the books and move on to January.
Sigh. I should probably work on that whole shopping thing this weekend, huh? Please don’t tell me you already have all your shopping done. It will make me sad. Maybe I need to go the online shopping route this year. I don’t know if I can face the mall. Perhaps homemade gifts? But I’m not crafty…fail.
I did do two things that were slightly holiday-esque today. First, I made cranberry-orange sauce to use as a spread on sandwiches and to put in my oatmeal and yogurt.
I used the cranberry sauce to make turkey, cheese and spinach paninis for lunch today. I really love using a sweet spread like cranberry sauce or apricot preserves on grilled sandwiches. Grapes, crackers and cottage cheese on the side.
I had some appointments this afternoon and then hung out at Starbucks for a few minutes to caffeinate and snack before BodyPump and catch up (kinda…is catching up ever possible?) on email.
I had a Joy tea with a splash of soy milk and a package of nuts and fruit.
BodyPump was a bit of a challenge tonight although I loved teaching, as always. Not going to lie…I’m petty sore from my run yesterday but in a good way!
Brandon was out tonight so dinner was on my own. Solo dinner usually means meatless. I loved my creation tonight. Leftover pine nut couscous, sautéed spinach and baked tofu. Topped with pine nut hummus and chopped olives.
I wrapped up my evening with my second holiday activity of the day…I baked chewy ginger cookies.
I’ve actually never baked ginger cookies before but I had a huge craving for them. The recipe turned out perfectly and I’m in love with these cookies. They are the perfect texture and just the right amount of spice. I mixed white chocolate chips into half the batter and semisweet into the remainder.
What’s your favorite type of holiday/Christmas cookie?