Did everyone have a nice holiday?
I certainly did. It was busy but lots of fun.
Last Friday we went up to visit my aunt Jody and her family. Then Christmas Eve was spent with my dad & stepmom.
We went to her brother's house for Christmas Eve, where Pappy Vittles battled my little cousin Michelle in a vicious game of... tops?
My dad nicknamed his The Wild Weasel.
They also decided to bet on the game, and after so many "double or nothings," Michelle was in the hole about $10K - until she finally managed to beat The Wild Weasel and zero out her debts.
(Thank goodness for that. She might have had to tap into her college fund before the end of the night!)
Then we spent Christmas Day with my in-laws, and ate a delicious roast beef dinner at Nana Vittles' house.
The highlights of my day included receiving The Booty Pop from my brother-in-law (in retaliation for giving him fart-filtering underwear last year) and winning the family beer pong tournament with Mr. Vittles on Christmas night.
You may not recall, but last year's tournament included cat-dancing and wearing fake mustaches... this year we got to wear fake noses also.
I would say a glorious holiday was had by all.
Although, I never thought I would say this, but at this point I'm soooo sick of eating.
My pants are pretty sick of it too. Mr. Vittles may have to roll me to work next week in the event that I don't fit into my car.
But there's still time to enjoy the holiday flavor of gingerbread ... and without having to consume a single cookie.
If you're like me, coffee is a must, so why not make it festive?
Do it while you still can, before you're mentally done with gingerbread until next December.
Happy, healthy 2012 to all!
Gingerbread Coffee Creamer
- 1/2 C. milk
- 1/2 C. heavy cream
- 2 T. molasses
- 1/2 t. ground ginger
- 1/2 t. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 t. cloves
- 1 t. vanilla extract
Whisk together milk, cream, molasses, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves in medium saucepan over medium heat. When mixture begins to steam, remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract. Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve and store in refrigerator, up to 10 days. Makes about 1 cup.
Adapted from Deliciously Organic