January 06, 2014

Monthly Recap - December 2013


I'm a little bit late on this, but I couldn't forget to do a monthly recap of some of the things I did and ate in December, one of my very favourite months!  Let's get to it:

 eggnog pancakes

We enjoyed these eggnog pancakes a few times.  So festive!

vegetarian pasta

Made this simple pasta dish one night using Field Roast vegetarian sausage, which Ryan said tasted a lot like regular sausage.  Filling and perfect for a winter's night!


Ryan brought me back some new yogurts to try from the US and I loved them all!  We always love getting new yogurt flavours when we take a trip across the border :)

meals out

We went out to eat a few times: I shared a ton of sushi with my family at Sushi 168 and enjoyed veggie burgers at a couple other restaurants, my favourite being from Moto Burger in Windsor, where they brew their own beer and their veggie patty is made up of "mushrooms, pumpkin seeds, corn, butter beans, chick peas, lentils, garlic, cilantro, and curry motor sauce".

tea and soup

I got stuck with the flu for a couple weeks at the end of the month and enjoyed lots of tea and chicken noodle soup (thanks Mom!)

windsor detroit

We went to Windsor and Detroit where we saw a gigantic Christmas tree and cheered the Red Wings onto victory!


It was very wintery this month!


The snow has been quite pretty..

winter driving

But it's not so fun when you're driving.
Today's driving is supposed to be terrible with tons of snow, wind, ice, and cold (actually all schools in the city were closed today, which doesn't get to happen too often) and temperatures Tuesday morning in Waterloo are going to be -21C and -35C (-31F) with the windchill - brr!  Stay safe out there everyone!


My mom taught me how to sew last month so I could work on a Christmas gift project, and I'm so happy to have finally learned - it's been on my list of things to do for a long time now!

frozen yogurt and eggnog

One of my favourite dessert treats to make last month was adding a couple scoops of espresso chip frozen yogurt to a little bit of low-fat eggnog with a good splash of kahlua. So good!


I did lots of Christmassy things and took lots of pics in front of the Christmas tree - I can't resist bokeh Christmas pictures!

12 days of craft beer

As a Christmas gift to Ryan I put together a '12 Days of Craft Beer' box with different beers from Ontario and Quebec (which I picked up from Gatineau while visiting Ottawa last month) for him to open each day leading up to Christmas.  It was fun to make and watch him open!

christmas eve food

On Christmas Eve my family put together a delicious spread of charcuterie, dips, pizza, baked brie, and for dessert my sister provided pudding and mince pies.  All so good!

roasted chestnuts and eggnog

We also enjoyed roasted chestnuts and homemade eggnog that my sister and her boyfriend made - it was amazing!  The recipe she used was Alton's Brown's (but without the bourbon) if you're interested in trying it yourself next year!

christmas meals

On Christmas Day we had our traditional overnight blueberry stuffed french toast in the morning, and for dinner I enjoyed mashed potatoes, roasted veggies and onions, and a pecan chickpea loaf that my sister made.  A healthy and still delicious meal (until I followed it up with lots of cookies for dessert!)


Sad to see another Christmas come and go but looking forward to a new year!  Hope you all had a fantastic month!

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