Merry Christmas

Monday, December 23, 2013

All the best this season from our family to yours.

Christmas dinner menu

Friday, December 20, 2013

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Christmas dinner at our house is going to be a smaller than usual affair this year: only seven people versus the 19 or so we've hosted in the past three years. I loved the big get togethers, but I'm looking forward to having a smaller dinner this year.

I started to think about what we'd serve and since I'm not eating too much meat these days and one of my sisters is a vegetarian, I've opted to order a turkey breast roll instead of a full turkey from our local butcher. Then I went to Pinterest of course and started pinning recipes for everything else. 

We're going to make these yummy looking Lentil Mushroom Walnut Balls with Cranberry-Pear Sauce from Oh She Glows and I thought this Candied Pecan Craisin and Feta salad sounded delish. Match these with some sides like this Roasted Cauliflower with apple and mashed sweet potatoes and we've got a pretty fine meal. My mom will round it all out with her pumpkin pie. 

I can't wait! You can find these recipes on my Christmas Dinner Ideas board here

Happy Eating!

Steam Whistle Winter Farmers' Market in Toronto

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

I got a note this week that the Steam Whistle Winter Farmers' Market is going to start this weekend and I wanted to share the news. I love that we can still get local fruit and veggies in the winter and what a great way to spend a Sunday downtown!

The indoor market will feature Ontario farmers selling apples, baked goods, root vegetables, organic meat and cheese, beauty products, maple and honey products. Steam Whistle Pilsner will be available for sampling and purchase as well--yum!

The Winter Market starts this Sunday, December 22, from 10am to 2pm and runs until February 23rd. Make sure to check it out!

Some yummy things I found around the web this week

Thursday, December 12, 2013

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I've been thinking of these vegan peppermint patties non-stop since Angela blogged about them this week. The best part is that they're good for you! Can't beat that. Yummy.

I can't wait to try these yummy quinoa pancakes with blueberry maple syrup.

My friend Carol sent me the recipe for these Cosmic Cookies from Planet Organic that will make the perfect snack for the kids.

These Caramel Apple Cider Cocktails just might make my Christmas menu.

My mouth is kind of watering just thinking of this Overnight Pumpkin Cheesecake French Toast Casserole.

I hope I didn't make you too hungry - Happy Thursday!

Christmas Wish List: The Kids

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Last, but certainly not least, I made a little Christmas wish list for the kidlets. My faves in this group are the headband (can I have one?) and the race car 'garage' which I think would be perfect for those long plane trips to Florida. Find these and more in my Christmas Wish List: Kids Etsy faves folder

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Christmas wish list: Mommy

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Well we couldn't have a wish list for daddies without having one for mommies! Here are my etsy faves for the gals (including me - hint hint!) this season.

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Annual Christmas ornaments

Monday, December 02, 2013

Like many kids, when I was growing up my mom gave us an annual Christmas ornament with our name and the current year. I started doing this last year for my kids, picking up a couple from the One of a Kind Show. This year I was browsing around Etsy and saw these ornaments from Graphic Spaces and my jaw dropped. I fell in love with the owl instantly and got it for Mila and purchased the airplane for Leo. Aren't they so sweet? I can't wait to add them to the tree.

Do you have this tradition with your family?

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