How was your weekend? What fun and exciting things did you do? Ours was jam-packed! On Saturday I had a gorgeous and delicious lunch with some former co-workers of mine then had a meeting about a new neighborhood project for me that I’ll reveal soon! On Sunday, we went to a 3rd birthday party for a friend’s son and ended the day at the Christmas tree lighting at The Old Globe Theatre. It was such a fun event that ended with “snow” in the theatre plaza. Such a fun way to ring in the holiday season and start a new family tradition!
I made this apple and pear galette with walnut streusel as my contribution to lunch on Saturday. I was a big fan of it and so were my co-workers and husband. There is zero sugar in the dough and really not a ton of added sugar in the filling or streusel, which is what made this really great. I even had leftovers for breakfast this morning with a warm cappuccino 🙂
This is always my favorite time of year, but this year I’m going super crazy for the holidays – probably because this holiday season is filled with “firsts” for my little gal. I was always the person who wouldn’t dare listen to Christmas music until after Thanksgiving and I would turn my nose up when I saw Christmas commercials too early in the season. Things are completely different this year and I’ve already listened to Christmas music. Do yourself a favor and just pop on the “James Taylor Christmas Music” station on Pandora and listen to it from now until January 1st. You’re welcome 🙂
Speaking of James Taylor and Christmas music…I get the chills every time I hear his version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Especially at the very beginning when he sings those words for the first time. Just thinking about it makes me want to snuggle on the couch with hot chocolate. His voice is like butter and I love him so much. Ahhh….
Oh, and speaking of Christmas commercials…I’ve noticed that some companies have had the same Christmas commercials since I was a kid. Case in point, the Hershey’s commercial where the red, green and silver Kisses play “Jingle Bells.” And the Corona commercial where there are Christmas lights on the houseboat and palm tree. You know those, right???? I swear both of those commercials were on the VHS tape we had from when we recorded A Very Brady Christmas from the TV in 1980-something.
Yes, I just said A Very Brady Christmas. If you’ve never seen it, you have to track it down! It’s awful and wonderful at the same time.
Even though I’m already going coo-coo (or is it cuckoo?) for Christmas, I’m so pumped for Thanksgiving. We’ll be traveling to Santa Fe this year and I’m hoping Cecilia will be getting her first glimpse of snow!
I bought these turkey and stuffing seasoned kettle chips from Trader Joe’s last week on a whim. They sounded so gross, but I knew they had to be good because it is TJs after all. At first taste I was not a fan, but then I devoured half the bag the other night, so I guess I liked them. I think my husband nailed it on the head that they taste like sour cream and onion chips. Who doesn’t like that????
Starting Thanksgiving week, I’ll be sharing a multi-part gift guide for the food lovers/foodies on your gift list. Each week the gifts will have a different theme or price point, so you’ll be able to find a gift for every type of foodie and every budget. Stay tuned!!!!
Have a great week!
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