Tuesday, December 30, 2014

What I Ate Wednesday....Christmas Edition!

Join the rest of the party with Jenn over at Peas and Crayons!

Well, well, well...we have arrived...New Years Eve at last!!! Who is ready for 2015?!

Me! Me! Me!!! 2014 was an amazing year, so many fantastic things happened between a trip to London, going to Hawaii for the first time, and moving to Europe it was a year of dreams come true for us. No better way to wind down the year than recapping what we ate for Christmas....but not before throwing it back to my top three favorite What I Ate Wednesday posts!

Now, on to what we ate for Christmas!

Christmas Eve
The table all set, ready to sit down.

We did brown sugar glazed pork chops, broccoli with cheese, and mashed potatoes and gravy for the kiddo and husband but I am not a huge fan of gravy or mashed potatoes for that matter so I doused mine in sour cream and cheese haha
 Christmas Day
Started the day right: Baileys, hazelnut delight red eye!

Effort: 10, Taste:10, Execution: 2 haha
It does  not look pretty, I know, but they were amazing lol I have several things I will do to make this better next time the first being bake the rolls in a circle crammed together so they look like rolls and are smothered in the brown sugar goodness, then put them in the shape of a Christmas tree. lol I will also make the frosting more pasty instead of drizzly.  But these were amazing...seriously. Here is the recipe:
2 cans of crescent rolls
1/2 stick softened butter
1/2 cup-1 cup brown sugar (I didn't measure lol)
1 tsp cinnamon, or to taste (again, I didn't measure)
First lay out the crescent rolls to form a rectangle and using a rolling pin roll them together so it becomes seamless.
Spread softened butter over rectangle and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.
Roll up and cut into 12 rolls.
Bake at 200 Celsius for 10-15 minutes until desired doneness.

This is what we snacked on all day, after presents we got dressed and decided to treat ourselves to unlimited movie passes at our local theater. It is a fantastic programme our theater offers and so we wanted to take advantage especially with a teenager on our hands she loves to go to the movies!

We left early and decided to see if a restaurant was open and one was! We got really lucky. Not only was this place delicious which is a rarity here, but the prices were good and the service was amazing!

Being silly...as you can tell she is trying so hard not to laugh her butt off and act like a "typical teenager" these two crack me up!

They know me here apparently...sat us right next to all the wine!

We got these cheese stick type things. They were super tasty so long as you like Feta and Dill. I really enjoyed them but the kiddo and hubby do not like dill...at all! haha

They were all out of whole wheat pasta I was so sad, but the dish was still good chock full of egg plant, zucchini, onions, peppers, and mushrooms!

Hubby's pizza...tasty huh?!

When we got home from the movies we snuggled up for The Santa Clause and drank some amazing hot cocoa!

Serves 2:
2 cups whole milk or half and half
300 grams milk chocolate (I love Tony Chocoloney's if you are Europe)
1 tsp vanilla
Whipped cream or marshmallows, optional (but not really, we all know this lol)
Chocolate shavings/sprinkles, optional (but so much more fun)
Shot of Baileys (totally optional! put in after you pour in to mugs, don't serve to kids, drink responsibly...duh)

Heat all over medium to medium low heat stirring constantly until chocolate is melted. Once done can give a whirl with an immersion blender to make it a bit frothy. Divide up between two mugs, add Bailey's if you so desire to the mugs that will be served to adults, top with some whipped cream or marshmallows and chocolate shavings if that is your bag, baby!

Our Christmas Eve and Christmas day were so delectable! I even got in my two workouts: Max Cardio Conditioning on Christmas Eve and Cardio Recovery on Christmas Day!

Since this is New Year's Eve we are headed out to a club/cafe that does a dinner and dancing so pics to come of that...we are attending with friends from our hometown. New Years Day, we don't eat anything special...we will be in recovery mode so I am thinking a bike ride downtown if weather allows and an early dinner with our friends and kiddo will be in order. Pasta I think. Lots and lots of Pasta.

So, what was on your menu for Christmas Day? Do you have anything special you eat for New Years Day? 


  1. How adorable is your snowman hot chocolate. I'd never seen that idea before. Hopefully I can remember it for next year... hopefully!

    1. Awww thank you! I did love putting it together....of course I love pretty much anything on a stick! :P

  2. Cinnamon rolls, always delicious! Looks like you had a wonderful holiday. Have a happy New Year!

    1. Oh yeah...Cinnamon rolls are always a fave treat here. Usually I make them from scratch but couldn't find any yeast where I live haha So I "made do" with crescent rolls and hubby has been begging me to make more! So, I guess they were a hit!

  3. Those rolls look amazing…haven't had them in years, but I love the smell of the cinnamon while they're baking! #wiaw

    1. Oh yes, they are a fave of ours too! The smell in the house is amazing, nothing like the scent of sugar and cinnamon permeating the house!

  4. Ok, those cinnamon rolls look delicious and I love the festive-ness of making them in a Christmas tree shape!

    1. Thank you Suzanna! It was so fun and they actually have green icing but the rolls were too hot when I frosted so they are hard to see haha :P

  5. We always do cinnamon buns on Christmas as well and I do the tree shape too! The kids love it! Next year I will step it up a notch with the green frosting, great idea! And the snowman hot chocolate, I will be pulling that out next time we do hot chocolate...so cute!
    Lastly, I don't know if it is the diet talking, but your hubby's pizza looks amazing :)