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Saturday, December 13, 2008

It's Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas...



Fridays are so much fun and crazy at school. There is always some party or event to put on, or some holiday to celebrate. This Friday we celebrated December Birthdays and made gingerbread cookies for all the children to decorate. As this was my first attempt at making gingerbread I believe it was a success!

Check out all the fun pics:












I also played a game of basket ball with my students after school, that’s ONE more point for the HBBC. I am telling you this challenge has seriously got my bootie moving. I normally would have turned down a game of basketball because I had to go out after, but I wanted to get that last exercise in for the day!

After work I made a quick dinner before we headed downtown for a Christmas Concert. I cooked up some chicken, and KALE. This was my new thing or the day. It was really easy to make I don’t know why it took me so long to try it. I will be making it again but I must find some great recipes. Does anyone have any great health cookbooks they suggest for gifts??



The Christmas Concert was beautiful. The choir was amazing, and there was even a couple songs that we got to join in on, MAN I LOVE this time of year! After the concert we decided to grab some TCBY and drive around and looks at Christmas lights. My brothers were with us, so it made for a great FAMILY event. I wanted the Pumpkin Soft Serve Yogurt but they were OUT! So I settled for some butter pecan and added a little reaces pieces on top, mmmm my TREAT for the weekend!




Hubby wants to do a blog about some of the housed we saw last night, there were some pretty SAD looking ones out there.



Woke up to a little bit of gloom this Saturday morning check out this forecast for the week:



It’s finally beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS!

This morning I am going to AKB and then hubby and I are going out to a great Outlet Mall to finish up our Christmas shopping. Oh and I didn’t get to cook that roast last night because I FORGOT to take it out of the freezer so I am going to slow cook it all day so that when we get home from shopping, dinner will be ready! When we get home later I am also baking for a Christmas Cookie Exchange Party I am going to tomorrow, DO YOU HAVE ANY GREAT COOKIE RECIPES?! I would love my cookies to be a HIT! lol…

Have a productive Saturday peeps, try something NEW today!

15 comments:

Rachel said...

Cookbooks? My favs are Giada Di Laurentis, always.

You can always juice that kale with pineapple for a yummy healthy drink. There is also some great recipes that call for Kale in soups!

Mica said...

Your gingerbread men are the cutest, especially with the kids' decorations.

And, no joke, your kale picture looks like food porn. So delicious! I should make some today, mmmm!

I love your holiday posts. They make me so happy!

loveofoats.com said...

love those adorable gingerbread men!

Pearl said...

Oh my gosh - the gingerbread men are SO adorable!

i have this great soft gingerbread cookie... they're big cookies with a soft middle.. mmmmm. but it really depends on if one likes ginger cookies or not.. :)

and p.s. - what does kale taste like?

therunningaddict said...

My goodness this is the temp for CA?
I am shocked!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

Your kids did some great decorating! Being with kids must lift your spirit. :)
Kale is so good! You're right, it's really easy. I need to make it more too! Like once or twice a week at least!
I really like the Williams-Sonoma Healtful Cooking book.

renee said...

The cookies look great! Very cute!

I have a ton of cookbooks....most unused..haha

I love the "Lean Bodies" cookbook by Cliff Sheats.

ttfn300 said...

i love ellie krieger's cookbook:)

and on the complete other end of the spectrum are 7-layer cookies which everyone loves!!

Denise said...

I have found some great cookie recipes on allrecipes.com. It's nice because people review them.

sarah said...

ohhh i HEART TCBY. and in fact, my husband is getting us some right now (we live right near one and it's on his way home). he is a good boy.

i like it with reese's pieces! i hope they have pumpkin.

Leah said...

Maybe i've missed it somewhere but what grade do you teach? So cute that you guys made cookies! I should do that in my class this week (I teach grade 6).

just me said...

i love the cookie men!! such creative decorations!

runningwithfood.com said...

Aww...fabulous idea to let your kiddies decorate cookies. They are adorable!

Have a good day!

Catherine said...

Oh man... I LOVE decorating pictures. King Arthur Flour's Cookie Book is my absolute go-to guide for cookie recipes. Seriously invest in it!

Abby said...

I know it sounds cheesy, but TCBY really is the country's best yogurt... And believe me, I've tried a lot of them! (http://abbyperkiss.blogspot.com/2008/10/quest.html)