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more food and a photo of my shoe

When it’s time to make dinner, my family sticks to our strengths!

Mom= main meal


Her simple pasta sauce recipe: two 28-ounce cans of crushed tomatoes, 1 cup beef or chicken broth, 2 gloves garlic, 1 onion, a few basil leaves, and a teaspoon of sugar. Simmer for hours — with meat!1-_DSC0053Then, spoon and swirl with the most fun, fancy noodles you can find.4-_DSC0074Mary = salad.


I stuck to a pretty traditional Italian recipe like this one (parm instead of feta); and tossed in some roasted asparagus for extra flavor.5-_DSC0075Throw in a bottle of leftover wedding wine, and we’re ready to eat! (That’s me jumping into my seat)1-_DSC0072And lastly, boys = booze1-_DSC0081Anthony and my dad perfected some homemade eggnog — recipe inspired by Jennie Burke’s notes at StyleBlueprint.eggnog_0090We “lightened it up” (if that’s possible for eggnog) by reducing the sugar, using 1% milk, and half and half (instead of heavy cream). Topped with some fresh-ground nutmeg and cinnamon…eggnog_0093And just to keep this blog slightly related to fitness over my food-filled holiday, here’s proof that I went to my first “Body Sculpt” class today:1-photo (21)It was actually really fun!

  • Who cooks what in your family?
  • Eggnog: yay or nay? Store-bought or homemade?
  • Ever done Body Sculpt?

3 thoughts on “more food and a photo of my shoe

  1. Obviously the booze boys require assistance with that job!!!!

    I think I qualify!!!

    Keep up the Christmas cheer


  2. Eggnog – yay! My husband makes a wonderful eggnog that somehow takes every pan in the kitchen to throw together! BTW leftover eggnog (especially spiked) makes awesome French toast the next morning!