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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





Comments

  1. ohh that brunch is lovely! We definitely had similar mornings.. pumpkin oats + very fitnessy presents.. perfect! Merry Christmas :)

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  2. YUM! Looks delish! yours was def more healthy-ish than ours ;-) Mimosas (YUM), quiche, bagels and cream cheese. Totally healthy, riiight ;-) But so tasty, and worth it on Christmas!! Hope it was fab!!

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  3. Jolene Ok, so it wasn't entirely healthy, but sort of. Lots of veggies, fruit, protein. LOL. I am SOOOO going to the gym tomorrow.

    Alyson isn't it great to get gifts that'll benefit all year! It was all I could do to refrain from working out and using my new goodies. :-)

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  4. Your photos are fabulous! Great job.

    Which protein powder do you use? I am thinking of adding some to our juice and smoothies but haven't done much research yet so I was hoping you had a suggestion.

    Alicia

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