Monday, December 12, 2011
Food, Family and Friends!
Highlight eats from the weekend...


White Chocolate Peppermint Bark!


Unwrap peppermint candies, place in a heavy duty plastic zip bag and beat the heck out of them with a frying pan (great for getting your aggressions out). Melt two bags of white chocolate chips in the microwave for 1 minute, stir and then go another 30 seconds if they are still not melted. Once the chocolate is melted, add the crushed peppermints to the chocolate and stir well. Pour the mixture onto parchment paper and allow to harden. Break apart into two bite pieces.

Gluten Free Sausage Balls!


I have found local sausage here and it's not loaded with tons of crap or have wheat/MSG in it! Huge score for Tony since I made a double batch for a get together with friends on Saturday and they were devoured!

Sunday was a complete lazy day with my three guys. We literally watched tv and hung out the entire day (there may have been a nap or two too). It was amazing! I know the next few weeks are going to be crazy for us, so it was nice to just hang out together with no agenda. 

For me, this weekend was filled with friends and family. I felt soooo in the holiday spirit and really loved every second of everyday! I feel so fortunate to be surrounded by such an amazing group of people! On that note, I want to also say that, unfortunately, the holidays don't always have a happy meaning to everyone. We all go through ups and downs in life and we all have our way of handling these feelings. Goodness knows I've had my fare share. You may not even know the person you're speaking to is going through something. Please make a point to tell those you love and care about that you are there for them and that you do care. Random acts of kindness mean more than you think they do when times are tough. 

(side note, just so everyone knows -including Granny- I am good, we have a friend that is going through an extraordinarily hard time and I do think this is important not just during the holidays, but all the time)

To that end, thank you all for being there for me. So many of you have been such an incredible support system for the changes I've been going through. I promise I will be around more soon. I'm almost ready for my final in my nutrition studies and then I will see what the next turn in the road has for me...

Have a great Monday!

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