Our Christmas was delightfully unstructured and relaxing this year. We took off the 23rd and 24th, so we enjoyed a full five days off work. It was amazing. We watched movies, napped, played computer games, and cleaned up around the house.
Die Hard is now a Christmas tradition in our house — although I think we’ll stick to the first and second movies, the latter ones just go downhill completely.
I also baked cookies with Erica…
Chocolate-covered peanut butter Ritz Crackers. The most simple, and by far the biggest hit. I have a feeling we’ll be making these the moment the Whole30 challenge is over.
And baked bread. There is no better way to make your house smell awesome than freshly baked cookies and bread.
Christmas Eve was Mexican with the family…
All the good stuff: Tacos with slow-cooked shredded beef, Corn Pudding, Beans…
We had leftovers for days!
We opened gifts. Neil and I both bought each other new knives — Global is the brand that Anthony Bourdain recommends.
We also bought new monitors for the studio — it’s really starting to look like a command center.
I am totally in love with my tea maker. And Neil received an inflatable Matzah ball. It came with a gift card in a holiday card for a manicurist. I can’t make this up!
All in all, a great Christmas!
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