animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

the holiday

It was pretty laid back this year. We spent Christmas Eve with my family (and Jake’s girlfriend) at our house. Dinner wasn’t even a challenge–I have this holiday stuff down pat. I feel like I need to challenge myself more next year. Maybe it’s time to mix things up! Christmas Day, we went to my in-laws for dinner. That was really about it for holiday socializing (not that we ever did much of that).

I did take a number of days off and am so caught up around the house that I already have next week’s grocery list done. Today was especially fun. I wrapped up the leftovers by either eating them or repurposing them (Cranberry Oatmeal Bars and Gnocchi). Not only that, but I also have a batch of beef jerky drying out in the oven as we speak.

Back to work tomorrow for one day and then off again until Tuesday!