what i ate wednesday: christmas eve

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 in Food

I hope you all just had the most wonderful Christmas day yesterday! Our day was super relaxed and cozy and amazing. And now! We’re waking up to snow! It came a day late, but we’re under a blizzard warning today and we’re supposed to get up to 10 inches. Can you tell I’m crazy excited? We’ve got plenty of food and firewood, plus we’ve got no place to go. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Anyway, my WIAW pics for this week just happened to be from Christmas Eve (I usually do my WIAW pics on the Monday before). So enjoy in my revelry from a few days ago. Warning: there is lots of booze.

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  1. Coffee (x3). I finally found a new mug to replace my favorite (may she rest in peace). This big guy is a Christmas mug from Meijer, but I love it so much I think it’ll probably stay out all year long. It holds two cups of coffee! Win!
  2. Breakfast was two poached eggs on toast plus a side of yogurt with some berries, honey and peanuts.
  3. Somewhere around late morning, Babyface informed me it was time to start drinking by delivering this eggnog cocktail. I have no idea what was in it (other than eggnog) but it was, uh, strong. And delicious!
  4. While drinking, we snacked on some Nuts & Bolts sent in a care package from Canadian Mommy.
  5. I switched over to cranberry-infused vodka mixed with Sprite. I had more than one of these. They were delicious.
  6. Heated up some leftover seafood fettucine for lunch.
  7. Our Christmas Eve tradition is always fondue! We did a cheese, oil and chocolate fondue this year. We had a crazy selection of dippers. Steak, sausage, scallops, lobster tail, shrimp, bread, broccoli, pound cake, bananas, strawberries, marshmallows, oh my!
  8. We set everything up by the fire and the Christmas tree—and plugged in a laptop with A Christmas Story.
  9. And drank wine, of course.
  10. The chocolate dipped strawberries were my favorite. Although the oil-fried bread cubes followed by a quick dip in the cheese fondue was a close second.

Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?

7 Comments

  1. LOVE your fondue Christmas Eve tradition! YUM!

  2. I love that mug too! It’s a great size and feels great in the hands. I have it in a lime green…I think it’s from the Katie Brown line and they change the available colors several times a year. Maybe u can collect them all!

  3. Fondue looks delicious!

    Cranberry vodka + sprite, also delicious.

    I’m glad you had a nice holiday :) Welcome back to blogging ;D

  4. Wow…that fondue tradition sounds amazing! Maybe I will have lost enough weight by next Christmas to do something like that. ;-)

  5. I want to eat it ALL. Especially the eggs and toast. And the fondue. And the chex mix (No one made any this year!!!)
    We usually go to my mom’s Christmas eve and then go drive around to look at lights and blast Christmas tunes. We still went to my mom’s, but had to cut it short because it was snowing like crazy. And now it is again!
    I’d be fine with being snowed in if I had gone to the store… might have to walk a mile to the closest one!

  6. I am so glad you mentioned where you got that mug. Beautiful! I am headed to Meijer tomorrow so I will look for them! Also, I thought it was pretty neat that you have fondue for Christmas Eve! I grew up with that tradition and we still continue it today! Although we only do oil! One suggestion: We get the small canned, peeled potatoes (normally we don’t eat these, but they are already cooked and they don’t fall apart like the ones we steam ourselves) dipped in beaten egg and then rolled in parmesan cheese. Outside gets toasty, inside in soft and wonderful. Highly recommend. Lean pork loin is good too! :)

  7. Welcome back!!!! I’ve missed you!!! My wish this Christmas is that we will see a purchase button on a side bar to be able to purchase the weekly planners that you made for yourself… they look life changing!!! :) Merry Christmas!!!

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