Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The holiday baking begins!

Hello all,

        This week is going faster than I expected! It's been a fun week and a half as my boss and I are off wooing clients and taking them for lunch:)

I am still finding myself not head-over-heels into the Christmas season which I usually am. I really need to slow down and take everything in as it's one of my favorite times of the year. Although I am definitely into the spirit of holiday baking:)

I found these cute Christmas cookie cutters at the dollar store and they came in handy for making Angela's Graham Crackers.I haven't made a roll-out cookie in a long time so this was super fun!

They actually tasted like the real graham crackers!! I left mine in the oven a bit too long so they were nice and crunchy but the flavor still rocked!

They even come in ninja shapes!!

I didn't just make these for snacking..they are going to become part of my favorite dessert..more on that tomorrow:)

Then it was raw cookie time!! Carrots in cookies? Trust me on this one:)

I was browsing Food Gawker (love that site!) and found these Carrot Cake Cookies from Cate's World Kitchen.

These are one of the best raw cookies I've had. If you love carrot cake, these are for you!! Super healthy and great to have around the holiday treat table. You could even make a healthy icing for we're talking!!

I have so much more to share with you so stay tuned for the next episode that is all things CHOCOLATE!!

These may or may not have been involved:)

On Saturday night we watched The Fighter. AWESOME movie! Mark Wahlberg was really great but Christian Bale was absolutely incredible. It's a great movie about family, never giving up, and overcoming huge challenges.

Then Sunday rolled around and it was off to the mall for a little more shopping and the hubby had an eye exam. This was a Christmas present unto itself because he has really bad vision but I could never get him to go see the doc about it. Until now:) Surprisingly his eyes aren't too bad but the real problem is astigmatism.

Then Sunday night we had a friend over and so we had fajita night and watched the A-Team lol!

 Oh the goodness!

The filling platter!! There were fried onions, sauteed peppers,sauteed mushrooms, homemade salsa, homemade guacamole, and goat cheese. Add in Ezekiel sprouted tortilla shells and you've got dinner:)

I'll be chatting more tomorrow! Hope you are having fun with family and friends. And for the working crowd..Friday is almost here!!

PS Contagious Health just had it's first Birthday!!
I'll be having a giveaway soon to celebrate:)

Off to do some more wooing!!! Have an AWESOME day:)


bitt said...

Happy Birthday Contagious Health!

The graham crackers look so good. Are you making the nanaimo bars? I've wanted to make a raw version, but I've never had a baked one to compare it!

Katie said...

Those fajitas look great!

Lori said...

"Oh the goodness" is right!!! I want everything you just posted about. Especially those graham cracker cookies! Super cute!

Kris | said...

I am drooling over here!! What a beautiful bunch of graham crackers :)

Mmmmm dinner looks great too!

Happy Birthday Contagious Health! Much Love!