Christmas 2015 Wrap up!

Christmas 2015 Wrap up!featured

Hello Friends!!!!!!!

I am so glad to be back here on my blog to talk to all of you, I have really missed it. I had this idea that once my exams would end I would have all the free time in the world, and um, nope. That just did not happen at all. I have been busy everyday and I honestly never had the time to sit down and just blog my little heart out. But, here I am!

As a last farewell to Christmas, I will talk about my break so far and all the things I have done during Christmas! Although the holidays are far from over, another Christmas went in the books and it is time to take a little moment to appreciate it!

The 23rd, as I had previously mentioned, was spent at my sister’s. She made turkey supper and an amazing (and secretly healthy) cheesecake recipe (My sister is currently gone at our cottage, where there is no service, and I have no idea where the recipe comes from, but I will let you know if you are interested!) We finished the night off by watching Elf, which is one of my favorite Christmas movies.Turkey Supper

Elf

Christmas eve was spent with James’ family, we had the most amazing supper featuring duck and fresh ravioli, and had a few dance battles and a late night game of Cranium. Around 2:30 am, I knew I had to go back home, so James and I headed back home and awoke to the most amazing breakfast the next day (all prepared by my sister!)

My sister's french toast casserole is most probably one of the best breakfast foods ever!

My sister’s french toast casserole is most probably one of the best breakfast foods ever!

Christmas Brunch

After brunch, we waited for my uncle to arrive to our house so we could open presents! I feel like no matter how old you are, those presents under the tree always spike everyone’s interest and curiosity.

Not too sure why the lights are looking all crazy, but I had to include a picture of our tree!

Not too sure why the lights are looking all crazy, but I had to include a picture of our tree!

My mom may have given me the most awesome present. The wrapping said “surprise box” on it, and when I tore the wrapping paper, I discovered a big box called the “blog box”! This box was jam packed with nice little silverware, cups, plates and bowls that will come in handy for my blog!
Blog Box

Unwrapping gifts

Mindful eats and treats cutting board

A cutting board with my logo on it!!

Healthy Eats and Mindful Treats

I absolutely love the customized fork and spoon and the cutting board! If you are interested, the cutting board came from an Etsy shop called Stuff Lasered and the fork and spoon came from Eve of Joy!

My sister is also an amazing artist and gave us the most beautiful sketches and paintings. She is really into spray painting right now, which I do not have a picture of, but I definitely will soon enough! She is opening up her own Etsy shop and the moment it is up and running, I will mention her and would love for all of  you to check her out!Elephant ChromaLisa

We spent that evening on my dad’s side of the family and enjoyed, once again, the most amazing food. We also had a gift exchange, which had a rule; the gift had to be edible!

My dad's cousin is such an amazing cook, she made little meat pies (tourtiere), salmon cakes, handheld pot pies, carrot salad and coleslaw, and stuffed bread?! (In french, it is pain fourré)My dad’s cousin is such an amazing cook, she made little meat pies (tourtiere), salmon cakes, handheld pot pies, carrot salad and coleslaw, and stuffed bread (!?!) (In french, it is called pain fourré).

Gingerbread village

You are seeing right, this is a ginger bread VILLAGE! It is all homemade, and the windows are made of melted jolly ranchers! The little sleigh was filled with yummy treats, this was just soooo good.

For the food gift exchange, I received biscottis and espresso, made by my sisters boyfriend! He makes some really good biscottis people. James ended up getting my gift for the exchange, and I was more then happy to be getting my gift back haha. I made a homemade hot chocolate mix and chocolate spoons to mix into hot beverages. The hot chocolate mix is seriously so fudgy and decadent!Hot chocolate mix

James got me tickets for the Nutcracker which we saw on December 26th! We started the evening off with a nice meal and headed over to the show. After the amazing show, we walked around the area, which was full of Christmas lights and little shops!

Tartare and salad

Tartare with black truffle and parmesan and salad!

The Nutcracker is so enchanting and just never gets old!

The Nutcracker is so enchanting and just never gets old!

We found Santa's office while walking through all the pretty lights!

We found Santa’s office while walking through all the pretty lights!

That sums it all up! I went back to work yesterday and today I have a day off, where I could finally take the time to blog! I ran into an issue last night trying to get this post up, my upload size for pictures was set at 2mb, which meant that none of my pictures could be uploaded into my posts. I spent a good three hours trying to fix the issue and when I finally did, it was late and I went to bed. I was really getting frustrated though! Then, when I tried uploading this post, many of my pictures were not showing up, so I once again had to solve an issue! This blog post took a lot of time haha, but I am glad that it is up and I can finally share my Christmas with all of you 🙂

I hope you all enjoy your New Year’s festivities and let us not forget that the holidays are NOT over yet!! 

What has been your favorite holiday moment so far?

 

About the author

Stephanie Leduc

Stephanie - 22 years old - lover of food - Dietetics intern - Believes in a balanced lifestyle of health, fitness and a whole lot of sugar - dreamer and wanna be traveler

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