Christmas Highlights (+ Dinner!)

♪ ♫ ♩ ♬   “It’s the most, wonderful time… of the year.”  ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬

It really is! Check out our lovely Christmas tree and these pretty decorations + Christmas lights that Mom and Seline set up early December.

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We also had little blue snowglobes, tinsel, and sparkly snowflakes to decorate our house. 🙂

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The den looks pretty – especially the dangling snowflake spirals!

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I think my favourite decorations were the snowflakes that Seline and I made for the cupboards. 🙂

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Party time! We invited Mimi, Charles, Grandma and Grandpa. Started out with some jewelled quinoa salad (recipe coming!) and steamed edamame.

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We also have a lovely fruit platter and this taro + sweet potato soup with tapioca. I really love this soup (it’s served at room temperature) because of the tender little tapioca pearls and amazing coconut taste. Yum!

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Mom is plating the table and getting ready to cook the veggies!

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Steamed corn on the cob and {store-bought} turkey with broccoli.

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Cheesy mashed potatoes were also served, as well as a delicious curried vegetables. We used a green curry paste from the Korean store, some brown sugar to balance out the gingery spice, and some coconut milk. The shrimp and eggplants were my favourite!

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Grandpa is a foodie, too. 😉

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My plate had a serving of almost everything. The cheesy mashed potatoes were amazing!

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This was Grandpa’s plate. His plate definitely looks better than mine!

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My seconds involved more curried eggplant and mashed potato.

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Then we had some funny discussions and carrot cake. The carrot cake was good, but a little greasy. I think I’ll change up the recipe a little before I post it.

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Had some nice discussions…

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Dad had a different cake. Mom’s famous five-layer cake!

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I think he liked it. 🙂

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I got enchilada sauce from Mom for one of my Christmas presents.

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These are the nutrition stats and ingredients if you’re interested – this enchilada sauce packet was from Whole Foods.

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And I received a delicious almond butter. This is the best almond butter I’ve had. The taste is just so almondy. 😀 I think I have two or three tablespoons every day!

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Also given a Larabar – blueberry muffin flavour. I’m still saving this little guy – he’s in the cupboard now. Check out the ingredient list! It’s like something I’d make at home. I really love Larabars and the peanut butter chocolate flavour is my favourite to date!

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All together now. 🙂

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Guys, I’m still obsessed with National Treasure. Still analyzing the plot and characters in my head because I just love everyone and everything in that movie SO much!

I think that’s it for now. Have a wonderful evening everyone!

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