Christmas 2012

I’ve led to the fact that my mom is a horrible cook but every Christmas morning she insists on whipping up breakfast for us. Apparently this is in place of putting coal in our stocking?

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Kidding…kinda. Any guess what this is?  Those are pancakes. Yes, pancakes.

After that small little disaster (those were her SECOND batch) she let me assist in the kitchen.

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Breakfast didn’t turn out half as bad as we expected after viewing the “pancakes” but she kept claiming this to be her “Best Meal EVER”. I’m still not sure she is my mother 😉

After breakfast we sat down to open gifts.

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As soon as I opened my Santa gift I was completely shocked!

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Vitamix!!! Santa must read my blog??

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Lots of happy faces!

We headed over to Grandma’s house in our jammies (tradition) for Christmas dinner.

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Broccoli Cheesy Rice, Cornbread Stuffing w/ Sausage, Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Rolls & Gravy. I think we gained about 5 pounds with the constant eating we did in Maryland.

Back to the gym we go…

 

Broccoli Cheesy Rice (Grandma’s Recipe)

First things first… How about dem Redskins!?

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3 in a row – We are on fire!

All day I was brainstorming ideas to make healthy tailgating recipes for last nights game. But then, I made nothing. Instead I thought I’d share with you one of my Grandma’s (or possibly great granny’s) recipes!

Not only is this the easiest side dish you will EVER make but it’s also a people pleaser.

5 ingredients. 1 dish. It doesn’t get better than that.

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Broccoli Cheesy Rice (Grandma’s Recipe)

Ingredients

  • 3 boxes of chopped broccoli
  • 1 jar of Cheez Wiz (15 oz)
  • 1 can of Cream of Mushroom soup
  • 1 cup of White Minute Rice
  • 1 stick of butter

Directions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Add all ingredients to 9×13 dish
  • Cover with tin foil and cook for 30 minutes
  • Uncover and stir
  • Place back in oven for 30 minutes or until top is golden brown

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It’s a good thing we only enjoy this three times a year (Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas) because it’s definitely not healthy. Like Julia Child’s says – Everything in moderation!

Questions: What is your family’s go-to holiday food?