Bites of My Life

One week 'till Christmas! I've really loved this Christmas season. It seems to me the older you get the more holiday parties and Christmas celebrations there are. I must mention that all the events can sometimes be exhausting, but I've really enjoyed all the reasons to be together with various groups of people who mean the most to me. This past week including various meals in bowls (LOL, but really see below), a concert, a catering(!!!), a floral arranging class, best friends Christmas party, a visit to see my sweet Gaga, a visit from cousins I haven't seen in forever, precious time with my Elle girl and playing Mrs. Claus delivering fresh baked cookies to my besties. 

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-Turmeric smoothie bowl made with the help of these and this.
-Robert Earl Keen with my Fam-O-Lee made for my 4th time seeing REK, but this time at The Jones Assembly!
-While battling a nasty cold at the beginning of the week, I had a major craving for some healing oatmeal. I made a big batch of steel-cut oats and ate them various ways through the week. Seen here as a savory version served with a sunny-side up egg and avo for lunch. 
-Bowls, bowls, all type of bowls. I prefer to eat smoothies and protein shakes from a bowl.
-Oats appearing again with cinnamon apples!
-Peppermint Mocha Protein Shake, bowl style.
-Take A Bite caters! Loved getting ask to make the food for a friend's company Christmas party! 
-Donut dreams came true thanks to Holey Rollers
-What breakfast looks like most days. Shoveled in to my mouth with one hand while applying mascara with the other. 
-Dancer, Prancer, Comet, Cupid, Elle and Annie!
-Special day at Elle's baptism. 
-Perfect CCCs decked for Christmas made for the best edible gift for my besties.

Bites of My Life

All food for this week's installment of 'Bites of My Life.' This is pretty much how this time of year goes. Lot's of cooking, baking, eating and drinking. The highlight of the week was when I got to switch out cooking as a hobby to cooking for work! The new restaurant my company is opening had a catering and needed an extra hand. I happily put on my apron to take a break from behind the computer.

Last week also consisted of a couple Christmas parties, Christmas shopping and Christmas baking. More of the same on tap for this week. 

-Can't get enough of this greek salad concoction using Trader Joe's frozen falafel. 
-White Chocolate Dipped Oatmeal Ginger Cookies, don't miss last week's recipe.
-This is what I call perfection.
-Festive avocado toast for a Christmas catering.
-A festive twist on a French 75 was the cocktail of the evening. 
-Got to step in as sous chef to help with a party my company was catering. On the menu was avocado toast, deviled eggs, mediterranean dips, and all the cheese, smoked salmon and charcuterie your heart can handle. It was way too fun.
-Sweet potato stuffed with roasted brussels, pomegranate perils and a dollop of hummus. 
-A london fog latte with homemade lavender marshmallow to keep me warm while shopping the holiday pop-ups.
-Pastrami with a side of joe at Kitchen No. 324.