Well good morning, darling face! It is the day after Christmas and I am feeeeeeeling all the baking I did. Nothing like a holiday to steer you in the wrong direction when it comes to your diet choices. My choices yesterday included chocolate, peanut butter cookies, and egg-free edible cookie dough. And the amount of exercise I got in was me trying to run drunk sprints in the snow with my dog. Not my best moments. So this morning I’m feeling less than my best self.
My husband seemed a little bummed this year after our Christmas Day. We hung out with my parents on Christmas Eve and my mother-in-law and brother-in-law were out of town since we are leaving for a family vacation in a few days, so it was only me, my husband and my sister-in-law at the house on Christmas Day. I tried to make it feel Christmasy with a family brunch and Christmas movies, but since we didn’t do presents this year because we are spending it on a family trip instead, I think it didn’t feel the same to him.
Christmas is so different when there aren’t kids involved. Buying for kids is so fun and easy. They have no money so they rely on you to use yours. And kids love a million things. If it’s shiny and colorful and makes excessively loud noises, they love it. But adults are different. Most adults purchase what they need so it’s hard to figure out a creative gift when they can do that for themselves at any point. I’m not a big gift giver. I think it’s so much pressure to get the perfect gift. I would just much rather spend it on experiences like going to a nice restaurant or saving for a vacation. But that takes away from the Christmas Day experience that many of us have been programmed to expect.
Maybe I should just give in and purchase gifts for everyone and let go of the experiences idea. I want my husband to be happy during the holidays and I want it to feel like Christmas in our own home because he loves that. That’s the thing about marriage – it’s not just about you and your feelings anymore. You gotta put your significant other first to make sure they are happy. I guess my New Year’s resolution will include being better at the holidays in 2018. I think I may have more resolutions than I thought I would. Damnit.
But since I have 364 days to work on it, I’m going to spend today in the gym getting back on track and creating new recipes for you guys! Christmas can wait.
PS thanks for being my therapist this morning. It’s greatly appreciated.
For the waffles
- 1 cup almond milk greek yogurt
- 2 eggs, whisked
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 cup tapioca flour
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 tablespoon chopped chives
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- pinch of salt
For the sandwiches
- Heat up waffle iron and grease.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the waffles until completely combined.
- Use an ice cream scoop to scoop and pour batter into a waffle iron. Cook until the middle is cooked through. This batter made 6 square waffles.
- Cook bacon in a large sauté pan until crispy. Drain excess fat leaving a bit behind to cook the eggs. Turn the heat down low the crack the eggs in the pan. Cook for about 6 minutes on low until the whites are cooked through and yolks are runny.
- Toss arugula, olive olive, lemon juice and salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Cut each waffle at the diagonal then top with an egg, bacon and arugula.
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