Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Breakfast and Brunch

Thankfully it finally stopped raining here. Now it's just really cold - but sunny at least. I had really hoped to sleep in this morning as a Christmas gift to myself. I suppose 7:50 is better than 7 am.

While hubby snoozed, I made Pumpkin Oatmeal for the both of us for breakfast. I used steel cut oats, stirred in pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla protein powder, and topped with toasted walnuts. I topped mine with just a drizzle of agave nectar while Jason stirred in brown sugar into his.


After breakfast it was time to open our goodies to each other. I am now a proud new owner of a high step, new weight gloves, 6' resistance bands, plus jewelry (2 necklaces, bracelet, earrings), and gift cards to DSW (oh he knows me so well), Bed Bath & Beyond, and Amazon.

My mom and sister showed up around noon for our Christmas Brunch. I was very excited to have them over again this year. I wanted it to be special so I made sure the table would match the food. I found the place mats, napkins, and napkin rings at Pier 1, and I snagged the gold chargers from Michael's (on clearance because they were considered Christmas goods).

The menu was:
  • Whole wheat bagels with cream cheese (as starter snack)
  • Greek style frittata (red & green bell peppers, onions, sun dried tomatoes, artichokes, feta)
  • Fresh fruit salad (apples, strawberries, bananas, blueberries with honey and cinnamon)
  • Gimme Lean "sausage" patties
  • Mimosas