In the Holiday Spirit

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Two posts in one day?!?! I am in a chatty mood so here I am to chat. Plus, I have a giveaway to share with you!

I was just in the kitchen preparing a rocking meal for PB and I to have tonight. I had defrosted a whole wheat dough (it’s about 75% whole wheat), started boiling chicken for buffalo chicken calzones (I make them differently from this link but the inspiration is still Itzy Kitchen’s version) and made the vegetable filling for my calzones. I am not going to share the ingredients because I will redo it later this week, but let me tell you, it was GOOD. I then reached into the cabinet to get a small glass bowl to put some guacamole in for my lunch, and…. I am sure you can guess the rest. The bowl went flying and shattered into a million little pieces. Glass was in the vegetable filling, the pot with the chicken breast and water, all over the counter, on the floor, EVERYWHERE! I even cut my lip, or rather, right above my lip, just the tiniest bit. This is the 4th thing I have broken in the last two weeks. I must have a real Holiday Spirit hanging around making me be clumsy. Needless to say I had to trash it all for fear of ingesting glass. I decided to just make a pizza instead. I went to roll out the dough, and it smelled… funky. I had to trash it too. You should really defrost dough and use it right away, but we ended up out to eat yesterday so I threw it in the fridge. The fridge later meant the garbage. I had to start completely fresh and new, clean up a lot of glass, and clean up all the pots and pans I used… with no meal to show for it.

It is one of those days.

Luckily, I am still smiling. Besides the fact that it was just one meal, one bowl, and one mess (for today), I have two happy things to share!

Holiday Teas!

The market (Super Fresh on C. Columbus Blvd in Philadelphia) finally has this season’s holiday teas. I was so excited I went a little overboard and got all three types I saw: Nutcracker Sweet, Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride, & Gingerbread Spice!


Pumpkin Butter Giveaway!

My friend Chelsea is hosting a pumpkin butter giveaway! She started a blog a few months ago and you should really go and check it out. Not only is she a magnificent meal planner but a great cook too! And, she is hosting a pumpkin butter giveaway! Don’t miss out!

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20 responses to “In the Holiday Spirit

  1. sugar cookie sleigh ride is my FAVORITE. when I first found it in stores I went crazy and bought several boxes. should last me until the new year πŸ™‚

  2. I’d seen those teas on their website and they look SO tasty! I gotta try them.

    I’m so sorry to hear about the glass breaking and getting in EVERYTHING- sometimes it feels as though the universe is working against you, doesn’t it? Ah well. At least it makes for a good story πŸ™‚ Hope your day gets better, my dear!

  3. I’ve been dying to try ALL of that tea (even tho I am not a tea fan, I hope to be) and I can’t find it anywhere!!

  4. I love Holiday Teas, I need to stock up on some asap.

  5. Oh my gosh! I’m sorry your dinner was ruined. It sounds yummy. I’m sure you’ll whip up something just as delicious.

  6. I just tried the sugar cookie for the first time this weekend… love it!

  7. those teas look sooo good!

  8. What are your favorite flavors of those teas? Mine is hands down the Sugar Cookie. I buy enough to make them last all year long. Luckily my tea habit dies down during the warmer months!

    happiness awaits

  9. Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear about the cooking mishap! Those teas all look yummy- I’ll have to look for them next time I’m at the store! Hope the rest of your day goes smoothly!

  10. you are too sweet πŸ™‚ Seriously, I think I would have cried if that were my morning in the kitchen-go you with your smiling!

  11. I’ve heard all about the Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride tea. I really need to find some!

  12. I’ve tried the gingerbread before but not the others! I’m on a mission to find them!

  13. Those teas are sooo cute! I can’t wait to hear how you like them!

  14. oh man! Gotta love nights like this. Its like someone is shouting that you deserve a break and someone else needs to cook for you ;). Love your positive attitude about it all- I need to be more positive like this πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the shout out!

    A pumpkin butter giveaway- YUM! Can’t get enough of that stuff. Hope today is going better.

  15. “Just one of those days…” gotta love ’em, right? I feel your pain– upon waking up this morning, I managed to break one of our nice wine glasses while reaching for a cereal bowl. Awesome.

    Good for you for keeping a positive attitude! I’m loving your holiday tea stash as well πŸ™‚

  16. I love holiday teas. I went crazy at the store and now have around 10 flavors:) My favourite is sugar cookie sleigh !!!!

  17. I have been looking for sugar cookie sleigh ride for the past couple weeks! lucky girl!

  18. ALERT ALERT there is a new holiday tea (new to me at least)…Nutcracker Sweet…Must. Find. Now!

    That pasta looks divine!

  19. Whoops..the pasta was on the postt before! haha I just got a little carried away with my reading and forgot what post I was on! πŸ˜‰

  20. I absolutely love the holiday teas and can’t find them anywhere!

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