Prep work for Christmas began a week before starting with chocolate chip cookies and Christmas colored M&M cookies. I had arranged to bake a lot since I planned to give cookies to my friends (it didn’t happen) so I needed to prep the dough to bake two days before Christmas.
I had to bake at my sister’s house since her oven has two racks. Mine only has one so it would take forever to finish baking everything (it took three hours at my sister’s).
After I came home from work on Christmas Eve, I needed to go to the store to buy ingredients for my last minute decision to make chili. The store was super busy as expected, but I didn’t mind the wait. Once I got home, I had to get started on my lotus cookies.
I woke up on Christmas day around 9AM. I had to help prep other foods with my mom before I could began with my chili.
I looked at numerous recipes for chili and they were all very similar. Some called for tons of different spices while other called for only two or three. I pretty much combined all the recipes. My ingredients were: 2lb lean ground beef, two cans of dark kidney beans, a can of cannellini beans, three cans of diced tomatoes, a can of tomato sauce, a small can of tomato paste, a can of beef broth, two green bell peppers, onions, garlic, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, dried oregano, salt & pepper. I feel like I’m leaving out some more spices, but honestly I just kind of threw everything in there. And it turned out great! I was really surprised it turned out well. I was afraid it was going to be too tomato-y. I had crushed tortilla chips, sour cream, and cheese for toppings.
After eating, everything went by really fast. We opened presents (I got Dolce&Gabanna’s Light Blue and a robe), the little kids opened presents, celebrated my sister’s birthday, and then everyone left. My sister and I slowly began to clean up and that was pretty much it for that day.
From my friends’ portion of Christmas, I got Dolce&Gabanna’s Light Blue in a roller ball form, argan oil by Josie Maran, and bobby bins.
(I began this post a little after 11PM and wanted to finish before the year technically ended, but I’m currently sick and got tired half way. This post is going to abruptly end.)
Happy new year, to you all!