Martini Monday: Frostini

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend! As I suspected, it was pretty quiet around here.

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Thursday night, we got together with my dad for our Christmas celebration. I was rushed with the cooking and ended up totally forgetting to take pictures of our completed meal.

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I made Citrus, Walnut and Gorgonzola Salad, Pecan-Parmesan Pork with Port Sauce (say that three times fast!), roasted sweet potatoes and sautéed asparagus. Everything was really good! My dad’s girlfriend brought a raw avocado key lime pie with coconut crust that was really interesting – not quite like a traditional key lime pie but I liked it!

We did our gift exchange and we scored big.

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Yep. Vitamix, FTW. It gives me the crazy eyes. I also got a gorgeous stained glass my dad made, a coffee mug with a picture from our trip to Hawaii, and some other fun little things. We spent the rest of the evening chatting and playing Life and spoiling the dog.

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On Christmas Eve, I made lasagna and Huz made a caesar salad. Everything was delicious. Jodus officially loves this tradition.

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After dinner, we headed to the movies and saw Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – it was really good! Long, hard to watch at parts, but very good. We also happened to run into a friend who gave us a pity invite for Christmas dinner… which we graciously took him up on.

Christmas morning, Huz and I exchanged stockings (yay for fun new nail polish and makeup!), made pancakes for breakfast, and attempted to Skype with my family.

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That many people at once doesn’t work so, for the record. But it was good to see everyone and we had some good laughs – like these personalized chef hats my mom made us!

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We headed over to our friends place for dinner and definitely felt like we were party crashing their family Christmas! But at least I had an excuse to get dolled up and wear a new sparkly sweater.

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We got over the awkwardness really quick once we saw what was for dinner!

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Isn’t that the most beautiful smoked crown roast you have ever seen?! It was so good – moist and flavorful.

AND since you’ve stuck around this long to hear about our holidays, here’s an amazing martini recipe for you – too easy to suck down if you ask me! (Original recipe found here.)

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Frostini

1 part Kaluha
1 part Bailey’s
1/4 part Peppermint Schnapps

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6 Responses

  1. Oooh, I love your sweater. So pretty! Very seasonal of you.

  2. We’re getting a Vita too! We asked the fam to pitch in for one so we haven’t bought it yet. Can’t wait to steal all your vita mix recipes 😉

  3. hahaha if that’s not blender excitement, i don’t know what is. hooray for a vitamix!

  4. Looks like you had a great holiday and that martini sounds delicious!

  5. your face looks like mine when I opened my kitchenaid!

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