30 December 2011

Hauling Out The Holidays

My holiday break has been relaxing; I've been able to spend more
 time cooking and baking, catching up with family, basking by the fireplace
eating chocolate, and reinforcing my spot in the sofa, watching movies :)

But the holiday season is winding down, which means that the decorations 
and outdoor lights must be taken down, and xmas oven mitts stored away

On second thought, I think my red oven mitt with snowmen,
 snowflakes and hot chocolate can stay a bit longer... it's too cute!

Do you know what else I should get rid of? My horrible 
Kabocha Squash habit! New Year's Resolution perhaps?

 with diced Purple Yams/Japanese Sweet Potatoes mixed in

And just a light drizzle of mustard

The vegetables are all tucked underneath per usual...

And I added a few extra sprinkles of cinnamon to enhance the sweetness

Even though I am more of a "Fall/Autumn Girl" than a "Winter Girl", 
there's a few things worth mentioning that occur this time of year...

Yes, the Starbucks Christmas Blend Coffee in their decorative winter cups

Oh, and speaking of "hauling out the holidays" the Christmas tree will have to go... 

Question: What are you going to miss most 
about the Christmas Season and Winter Holidays?


Anonymous said... [reply]

your christmas tree looks magnificent! the room is so clean and open! gorgeous. what will i miss? spending the holiday with gwendolyn. she truly makes the season a magical one for me. but next year will be here soon enough. :)

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

Oh my, I bet that combination of the sweet potatoes (those are my faves) and the squash is like heaven on a pan! YUM! I'm kinda ready for the season to be over. I'm ready for the next chapter to begin! Happy New Year Kelsey!

Willow said... [reply]

that squash dish looks amazing especially given the fact that I love kabocha squash! haven't checked lately, but used to be able to find it at whole foods in TO.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Beautiful tree!

I will miss my family and my dog. Everything else is available all year long.

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Don't kick your squash habit! I love looking at the amazing dishes you whip up. Plus, squash is NEVER a bad thing. (:
I'm definitely going to miss Starbucks' Christmas Blend- I love it. And being home with my family and doggies.
Happy New Year!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

I am going to miss everything :-( I wish the holidays could last all year long.

Kath (My Funny Little Life) said... [reply]

I love the glove and I'm happy it'll stay a little longer! My snowmen are also going to stay until the end of February!

What I miss about Christmas and the winter season it the spirit of kindness and excitement, the cosiness, the lights, the wonderful flavors ... and the snowmen! I usually start looking forward to the season in August every year. :)

What's wrong with a kabocha squash habit? :D

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