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day 25 family holiday

Friday, December 26, 2014

We went to my sister's house for Christmas, made it just before they served dinner! I had to move quickly to get my kale and pancetta dish ready, and ended up burning the first batch of pine nuts! emoticon but I had more, and ended up just adding to the pan as the kale was cooking. It turned out great! Lots of good food, roast beef and ham, mashed potatoes, asparagus wrapped in proscuitto, and needless to say I was stuffed when dinner was through! I also wore some "skinny jeans", not wanting to wear something too loose so I would not overstuff myself. I actually think this worked, as dessert looked great (a berry pie, and a pecan/pumpkin baked dish that was like pumpkin pie on the bottom and a pecan cake on top). I ended up taking some home with me (along with a couple of peanut butter bon bons my brother-in-law and nephews make every year, they are wonderful) so I could enjoy those the next day. So this was a successful no snack day! (mostly because I was full!)

This morning I did enjoy the berry pie for breakfast after my coffee. Not my usual breakfast, but it was kind of messy, and I didn't think it would survive the journey home. And it was delicious for breakfast! We left my dad's place (where we stayed the night) pretty early, and headed up the hill to go skiing. And what a great day for skiing! the snow was hard packed and squeaky, and fueled by the pie, we did a little over 6 and a half miles, in just under 2 hours. The elevation gain was just over 1,000 feet too. We timed it well too, when we got there there was no problem with parking, and when we left the place was packed, and I saw cars driving around the lot looking for a place to park. After the ski, I "fueled" my recovery with one of the peanut butter bon bons. It was delightful! Again, not my usual post-workout fuel, but hey, it's the holiday! Might as well enjoy it! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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