Christmas is coming, and man it can get quite stressful! So much time is spent with searching for gifts, that the whole purpose of Christmas often gets lost. I have many friends, whom I adore, that I want to give a truly personal gift that means something to them and to me. One way of doing that is by simply making a gift for them instead of buying something! I know when I was younger, I would bake cookies with my family, wrap them up in a pretty Chinese take-out box and give them to my teachers as an appreciation gift during the holiday season. Not only was baking the cookies a ton of fun (as well as eating whatever was left over), but it also meant a lot to my teachers to give them something that was thoughtful and took effort.
Crazy that Thanksgiving is over, right? Christmas feels like it’s right around the corner, and if I’m being honest I already started listening to holiday jingles a week ago. 😉 While the holiday mood is adding to my merry mood, I don’t understand all the people who pop up on my social media feeds who have put up their Christmas trees. Ours never lasts that long!
Yesterday I ate 10 protein bites. It wasn’t exactly ideal, especially considering how stuffed I was, but they certainly were worth it! Cranberries and pumpkin work so well together! I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin, but this worked perfectly. They generally had me thinking pumpkin cranberry cookies, scones, etc…my mind just goes to all sorts of places in food land! Next time I’ll be trying chocolate chips instead of cranberries, for a dessert-like treat.