|Time to open presents!|
|Who doesn't love themed monopoly?|
|Michelle even got presents for Remy & Reuben!|
|And she got me an awesome chafing dish! Can't wait to use it - so fancy!|
|The boys! I told them they were dressed like Alvin, Simon and Theordore|
|Actually we had a beer - we each pulled a random import- I got this one. It was good and the colors were festive. Then it was time for bed - had to be up early!|
|Saturday, Christmas Day, we got up early and headed up to Lake Lanier to Austin's aunt & uncle's house. The whole family was there. This is a random picture and apparently the face I make when i'm asked to give 'angry face.'|
|Hanging out with E, Ty, Austin & Kev|
|After a yummy breakfast and a few hours of visiting, it was time to get back home to prepare for my family's 2 p.m. arrival. Remy was exhausted - she curled up in a curtain for a few hours. I TOTALLY felt where she was coming from!|
|We had a yummy dinner, then opened presents! I'm wearing a new coat my mom got me, and holding an awesome pic & frame Devon & Zach got us!|
|Dane bug loved the boxes toys came in!|
|Such a cute family - Dane talked for like an hour - hilarious! Loved this pic as Zach and his mini me are both chatting away!|
|Love the Christmas colors! Dane's nighttime bottle!|
|Devon & Zach also got me this awesome electronic frother! I made yummy coffee/chocolate drinks - as you can see i'm not consistent with the frother yet, but i'll get there!|
And before heading out, I want to share a new slowcooker dish! It may not look the prettiest but it was GOOD and reheated well which makes me happy. :)
Slowcooker Mexican Beefy Mac
Makes 4 Servings
Nutritional Information: 457 calories, 60 carabs, 7 fat grams and 32 protein grams.
This was super easy, yummy and spicy! I liked being able to just add raw meat and a few cans/packets to a slowcooker and then having a yummy meal. I liked this dish too because I LOVE slowcooker dishes and that cook the pasta for me - gives the noodles a lot of great flavor. This one is an easy one and will definitely be repeated. Check out the recipe on Healthified Kitchen!
Q: What was your favorite gift that you gave or received? I loved all of the photo gifts this year - getting and giving printed/framed photos from fun family events was great - something you always want and mean to do yourself but it doesn't always happen - so it's a perfect gift to get or give!
Q: Where do you stand on meat in the slowcooker? Some prefer to cook it before it goes in; I prefer to put it in raw and let the slow cooker cook it!