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Fried rice & fortune cookies

12 Dec

One of my Christmas traditions is going out for Chinese food on Christmas Eve. No, we never planned on it becoming a tradition. It started when we were hungry after Christmas Eve mass and a Chinese food place around the corner from church was the only restaurant open. Before we knew it, we were going to the restaurant every Christmas Eve, so it became our random tradition.

I’ve never been a huge Chinese food fan, but thanks to this obscure tradition, I always crave some fried rice and fortune cookies every December 24th. I know it’s a chain, and I’ll probably get tomatoes thrown at the computer screen for saying this, but we tend to go to Panda Express for our “traditional” Christmas Eve dinner.

Christmas dinner 2012 Braciole & Verdure al Forno (roast & vegetables)

Christmas dinner 2012 Braciole & Verdure al Forno (roast & vegetables)

Speaking of traditions, I’ve never had a traditional Christmas dinner. I don’t even know what that is. My husband said they pretty much had Thanksgiving dinner for Christmas. For me, that’d get old really fast. One day of turkey is enough. Since I never had a traditional Christmas dinner growing up, I plan something different every year. One year it was crabs, the next it was what I referred to as “all around the world in one dinner” where I made dishes from Italy, Japan, and the Philippines. Last year, I made a roast. Not sure what I’ll make this year. I love cooking because it’s an easy way to taste food from around the world without leaving your kitchen.

Last year, I made a Christmas ornament out of my son’s hand print. I’d like to continue that every year to see how he has grown. My husband was given Christmas ornaments every year from his grandparents, so maybe we could do something like that for Andrew. At any rate, I look forward to making new memories and traditions as Andrew grows! What are some of your Christmas traditions? Join us at Finish the Sentence Friday.


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Friday Recap

3 May

Wow, Friday already? This was a quick week for me.


Andrew & I went to the Long Beach Aquarium last Friday for the second time in the month. I must say that buying the season pass was a great decision. The little man is just mesmerized by all the marine life. It’s cute. Now, just need him to pay attention to the penguins!

I went to a Club MomMe event in Santa Monica this week. It was a mom’s night out celebrating the book, Sh*tty Mom.  I enjoyed the q&a session with the writers of the book on their sh*tty mom moments. Funny stuff. Wine, pizza from Fresh Brothers, free samples, and swag bags. Couldn’t ask for more.

I can’t believe Andrew turns one next month. Wow! I’ve been working on a cross-stitch that I will put in his room. I feel like I’ve been working in it forever. I hope I can get it done in time for his birthday.

This weekend, an old friend is visiting. I haven’t seen her in 2 years, so there’s a lot of catching up to do.

How was your week? What are you up to this weekend?