Friday, December 26, 2014

Post Christmas Thoughts and a Recipe

Well, Christmas is over and so is all the Christmas preparation. It is always sad when there are no more gifts to make or homemade cards to send. I have kept busy today making a bunch of new cards with some of the crafting supplies that I got for Christmas. My mom also gave me a lot of new cookware that I cannot wait to try out. I love that she earns everything free with Pampered Chef. I literally probably have thousands of dollars of cookware in my dorm.

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Christmas at our house was a lot of fun as it always is. Little kids just make Christmas more magical. Harper and Carson were so excited about all their gifts, and Harper really got into the joy of giving this year. She made my parents an adorable book with the Christmas story in it. She also memorized Luke 2:10-20 so that she could recite the birth of Jesus to us just as it is in the Bible. Carson added in her "And the angel said glory to God in the highest!" They are both so precious. I loved giving them the presents I had made and bought, and their gifts to me were quite hilarious. I received quite a bit of toilet paper, one from each person in my family. Syd gave me a serious of gifts from countries all of the world. I got English tea, Greek cookies, Australian soap, and Indian naan just to name a handful of them. Harp gave me a nice cup with a straw that says that I have the best sisters (which is so true), and Carson gave me a calendar of Spain. I am so blessed for my family, and I thank God every day that He has given me so much.

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Sydney and I were out of the cute PJ loop. Oh well, we would have taken down the adorableness of the picture anyway. :)

I wanted to share this light and refreshing Asian peanut slaw to give you something healthy after so much Christmas indulgence. The usual coleslaw mix gets an upgrade with crunchy peanuts and a delicious and creamy dressing. I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! Can you believe it is almost 2015?

Asian Peanut Slaw (3)

 
Asian Peanut Slaw
4 cups coleslaw mix
¼ cup roasted peanuts

For the dressing:
2 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp soy sauce
½ tsp sesame oil
½ tsp minced garlic
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds

Melt the peanut butter in the microwave for a few seconds. Whisk together the dressing ingredients. Mix them into the coleslaw and toss in the peanuts.

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