Holiday Foodie

Hello lovely people! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and if you’re off until the New Year, I hope you’re enjoying your long vacation ;-)

This Christmas was special for me because I had the job of cooking and preparing a few meals. My mother, little sister and I were in the kitchen cookin’ up a storm! First, I helped my mother prepare her famous French Toast. She makes it every Christmas and I swear it tastes even better every year!

To prepare, I coated the pan with Pam, and then cut up one loaf of (day old) a French baguette.  I let it sit over night, and then on Christmas morning, my mom added the rest of the ingredients. Below is a pic of the DELICIOUS finished product.

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Salad & French Toast Prep

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French toast, fresh out the oven!

The next breakfast item I prepared and made myself. I saw this recepie on Pintrest (HERE) and I couldn’t wait to try it out. I figured Christmas was the perfect time! I (1) sprayed the muffin pan with Pam, (2) cracked enough eggs to fill each section, (3) added turkey bacon bits, shredded cheese, a dash of salt and pepper and then (4) placed it in the oven to bake for 15-20 minutes (on 300 degrees).

food2They came out PERFECTLY! The taste was great, and they slid right out of the pan, leaving no mess! This meal is a perfect meal if you’re having guests because you can  customize each egg if you want. Also, it’s great for kids because its quick to make, and small enough for them to enjoy with their hands ;-)

food3The next thing I prepared was easy. I used about 6 boiled eggs and diced them into little tiny pieces. I also cooked about 6-7 turkey bacon strips. I then crumbled them up and stored them in a container (see the 1st picture above). Once we were ready to eat dinner, I cut up a lettuce head into different sections, and then added the bacon and egg over top of it. Last, the blue cheese dressing was drizzled on top. Here’s a pic of the finished wedge below (minus the dressing).

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Lovely salad wedge!

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The last thing I want to share is my little sisters Christmas Mice. She prepared them after being inspired by one of my Dad’s co-workers chocolate mice. To make them, she used Oreo cookies (for the base), cherries (for the body/tail), Hershey’s kisses (for the face), almond slivers (for the ears) and food coloring for the eyes and the (green) mistletoe.

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Christmas Mice

So as you can see, I’ve been a busy kitchen helper this week. I also cooked for Thanksgiving; I’m on a roll ;-) Now I’m not one for the kitchen but I can honestly say that I’ve enjoyed cooking and preparing this holiday season with my family. When I become a Mrs. I’ll be more than ready to serve up some delicious meals to the hubby ;-)

Until next time, take care and be blessed!

~Whitney

Friday Feature: Amberly from A Slice of Glam

Hey everyone, I’m Amberly from A Slice of Glam (www.asliceofglam.com)! I was so happy when Nic (Whitney) reached out to me to do a guest post and to do a holiday themed DIY post. This little project requires a few inexpensive items, and takes about 30 minutes! Hope you all enjoy!

D.I.Y. Wreath for the Holidays

What You’ll Need:

1.Plain note cards
2. Glitter alphabet stickers
3. Clear string (optional if you don’t want to use ribbon)
4. Red ribbon
5. Jingle bells
6. Mini lights (I used a box of 50)
7. Garland
8.Scissors & hole puncher

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Directions

1. Trim the note cards to desired shape and size, and punch a hole in each card to tie the ribbon through

2. Wrap the strand of mini lights around the garland

3. Then tie each letter and jingle bell to the garland

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4. Set atop your mantel (or cabinets in my case, since I don’t have a mantel), plug in the lights and voila! Now you’ve got a bit of holiday sparkle and cheer to your place.

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I hope you all enjoyed this DIY as much as I did making it! Don’t be shy, and stop by and say hello on A Slice of Glam! J I’d love to hear from you! Happy Holidays!

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‘Tis the Season

Happy Monday!!! It’s officially the holiday season; let the parties and festivities begin!! I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was super busy but super fun. Anytime I can spend a full weekend with my family and my babe, all is right in my little world ;-)

I started the weekend of attending a fashion show in Silver Spring, MD. I opted for an all black ensemble, with touches of gold. Both pieces are thrifted and the sweater is one of my favorite thrifted pieces, ever. I love the vintage feel and the shape of the sweater. It’s perfect because sometimes I don’t like to wear heavy coats in the winter, although I should. So I often times go for a chunky sweater and a scarf. This vintage sweater is heavy enough to keep me warm and fabulous enough for me to wear as a coat/cover up.

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Sweater: Thrifted
Dress: Thrifted
Purse: Gifted
Flats: Enzo Angiolini

Saturday, I attended my mother’s Christmas party. The event was held at the Candlelight Inn in Catonsville, MD and the food was AWESOME!! The company was even better. Because my mother runs our family business, I was very familiar with all of the attendees so it felt like one big happy family! That night, I wore all black yet again. The dress is a recent find and it was $5.00. Now of course like most women, I have SO MANY black dresses hanging in my closet. But I feel like a lady can never have too many LBD’s ;-)

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Jacket: Simply Be
Dress: Thrifted, $5.00

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Shoes: Sam & Libby
Clutch: F21
Jewelry: Macy’s (Monet) & Charming Charlie

To wrap up the weekend, the family and I headed to Baltimore for the Mayor’s 40th Annual Christmas Parade. My little sister and her fellow Sister-Queens were apart of the parade. They rode on the back of the pick up truck we decorated and waved to the crowd as the parade went all the way down Falls Road. It was really a good time and it was so nice seeing the community join together to watch the parade. The street was packed with people of all ages. Below are some pics I was able to snap before the parade began.

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All in all, my weekend was superb. Had the Ravens won it would’ve been even better but hey, we can’t always get everything we want ;-) Have a great day and until next time, be blessed!

~Whitney

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