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So here we are, Christmas Day, and thus far-my husband and I have not gotten out of our pjs.  

It’s a wonderful day.  I started out making a special breakfast.  One that I haven’t done since mid-August!

Tropical homemade waffles, fresh berries/bananas, all beef and natural bacon with fresh coffee.

The tropical comes from adding some coconut and rum extract to the blueberry batter.  

Since nothing is open and we‘re still finding our new “desert legs“-we decided to just chill out, stay in our pjs and do absolutely nothing.  

Not a load of laundry, not a drop of cleaning-NOTHING!

Last night we had all the kids over.  8 at the table.  It was lovely.  My husband made ham steaks out of the smoked ham and grilled them up on the BBQ.  Our grandson Dyl was over for the afternoon-so I had him help me scrub the sweet potatoes for roasting.  He watched as I got the fresh green beans ready for roasting as well.

Easy peasy!  Rubbed the sweet spuds with some olive oil and sprinkled them with sea salt.  The beans were tossed with the same evoo, salt and I added some freshly minced garlic.  

Thanks to Whole Foods-we had a choice of apple, pumpkin or vegan pumpkin pie.  Some challah mini-rolls on the side.

For the spuds-I decided on doing it “bar” style.  I put out chili powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger for the spices.  I had cups of mini-marshmallows and brown sugar alongside honey for the sweets.  There was the vegan margarine as well.

Tonight, since we don’t celebrate Christmas and my husband really loves fried rice-I’m going to whip up one with brown rice, ham, spinach and arugula.

Holidays are a great time to spend with family, rejuvenate our souls and, yes, fill our bellies!

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