Christmas Tradition

After I left home, I decided I needed to start my own tradition around the holidays. I knew I’d always have the tradition of going home for the holidays and opening one gift on Christmas Eve, but I wanted something small that was just for me. So I took the traditional Chinese food on Christmas Day and decided to merge it with my usual holiday shopping trip.


I headed to the mall today for my final shopping round-up and then headed to The Peking House to pick up some vegetables in garlic sauce and spring rolls (which were conveniently forgotten). As my tradition goes, the only way to eat the Chinese food is if I watch a Christmas movie along with it. My choice tonight: The Family Stone. This movie is hilarious, but incredibly sad. It’s about this totally crazy family who have trouble welcoming the neurotic girlfriend (Sarah Jessica Parker) of one of their own into the house. The cast is perfect and the setting is snowwy and cozy, which I think we could certainly use a little of this holiday season. Anyway, I highly recommend this movie, but keep a tissue nearby if you get emotional during sad movies.

After the movie, I got busy in the kitchen and whipped up some cake cookies with a butter pecan cake mix.


I thought this would be a good fit for the cookie press, but I was very, very wrong.


Only two actually turned out looking like the press mold, but that certainly didn’t affect the taste. Mmmm.


My Healthy Tip of the Day: Some exercise is better than none, so if you only have 10 minutes, spend that 10 minutes doing some of your favorite moves. If you need some guidance, check out the short workouts on Cat Hair in my Coffee’s Fitness page.

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