How was your weekend? Mine was pretty great – it’s really hard to not have a good weekend during this time of year methinks. I know it’s not the happiest time of year for everyone out there, which makes me so sad. This year I’m really trying to be thankful in every moment. One of the best moments was Saturday night, when the husband and I cruised around OKC looking at Christmas lights. There’s an area of town where the houses are huge and breathtaking, and every year it seems they have a competition to see who can put up the most extravagant lights!
The husband and I spent much of Saturday out and about, finishing up our Christmas shopping for the McCoy side of our family. We do a small Christmas with this side a couple of weeks early, and it’s this weekend. I can’t believe it’s almost already here! I’m so excited – and I’m even more excited now that we got our shopping done…nothing like waiting ’till the last minute. We actually still have to pick up one more thing this week, but otherwise the next few days will be about wrapping, baking and packing. I’m looking very forward to two of these.
While we were shopping, we got distracted for a little bit in the Teavana store. Have you been to one? I’m loving tea more and more everyday lately, and I’ve been eying several different loose leaf teapots for awhile now. I finally splurged and got one! I’m feeling a tinge bad about spending money on myself right before Christmas, but I’m happy that I’ll have my favorite loose leaf tea to drink throughout the holidays! In my defense I probably wouldn’t have bought it for myself had the husband not insisted…but that’s neither here nor there I suppose. I do have a pretty sweet husband though:) just sayin.
So yesterday, I drank tea. And a lot of it.
Here’s she is! Well, most of her anyway. This is what she looks like all ready to be filled with water and popped in the microwave.
After removing her from the microwave – she now has the tea sieve (not sure if that’s what you call it?) back in
I’m obsessed with this little teapot, so expect to see a lot of it! The coolest part is that you can steep the same tea leaves up to 3 times within a 24 hour period – when you consider that, the price isn’t bad at all!
Aside from drinking tea, upon my dear husband’s initiation, we also cleaned out our long overdue fridge. The kind of clean out where you remove every last thing, take out the shelves and scrub. It wasn’t pretty. I think it’s one of the worst jobs, but also one of the most rewarding. Afterwards, I finally went to the store and stocked up on food for this week – I got lots of stuff for juicing (organic carrots, tomatoes, beets, kale, apples, cucumbers, bell pepper) as well as ingredients for Vegetarian chili and homemade vegan cornbread. But not just for us.
Tonight we’ll be stopping by our friends’ house to take them chili and cornbread. They just had a baby last week, and I can’t wait to get my hands on that baby girl (Carissa, if you read this, don’t be freaked out:). I debated for about 5 seconds over whether to take them a vegetarian meal, since they are not vegetarian. But one thought about having to handle beef, and the decision was made. I decided on chili because I think it’s a vegetarian meal that many meat eaters will love. You can bulk it up with lots of beans, veggies, and spices, and they won’t miss a thing!
I’ll be back tonight with recipes for chili and cornbread – and hopefully some irresistible baby pics!
Are you more of a tea drinker or a coffee drinker?
How would you feel if someone brought you a meal that was vegetarian (if you’re not)? Would that bother you?
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