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Christmas Eve - The 1st Day of Kwanzaa 2015


The Lil Chef's Rice Pudding for Christmas Eve

Like to keep the calendar festive!

The Homemade brown sugar/ honey coating I put on the outside of the ham.


The making of more candied bacon! 

The Veggies! Sauteed Kale and Garlic Corn all with onions (obviously)


The final result: Candied butternut squash, tater tot stuffing, mac n cheese, apple cake, ham, lasagna, kale, broccoli, candied bacon, cranberry sauce, & garlic corn!


Mommy's plate that I in no way finished!


We enjoyed the lights in the dark.


Christmas Morning:








A joint gift from me

My gift to myself, we know how I love Snoopy!


                                             I waited so long to open this on Christmas morning

This was my first time trying the fat free Reddi Whip. The texture is definitely different from the original, It was good on the apple cake. 


The Lil Chef enjoying her presents


Unfortunately, My day day turned into one of these days :( 
It was a long 2 day everything included type of migraine. My Excedrin barely helped.


December 26th
The 1st Day of Kwanzaa
The Lil Chef enjoying her Kwanzaa gift





My body is seriously on sweets overload, I needed something salty. The candied bacon and orange juice kind of defeated the no sweets thing but the grits made up for it.



I really hope everyone is enjoying this time and getting their personal affairs in order for the New Year. I don't think I'm having a resolution this/next year. I'm in a better place physically, emotionally and mentally so I just want to keep improving on the place that I'm in right now.

Wishing you guys all the best!




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