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Christmas and a little more

December 26th, 2015 at 07:35 pm

We had a really nice Christmas with family and friends. I feel so grateful for everything we have but most important for having each other. On the food front, I prepared a ham and a big pot of Puerto Rican rice (typical rice mostly prepared for festivities). People were raving about both and we also had a tremendous amount of food as well as desserts. We still have a little bit of ham left and a small tray of scalloped potatoes. I begged guests to take food home. There is only so much food we can eat and I'm not a big leftover person, but my husband loves them. We lovingly called him the fridge vacuum cleaner. My sons gave me another North Face jacket (to replace the stolen one) and my hubby gifted me a KitchenAid Mixer ( a dream come true).

On another note, this is our third no spend day in a row. All credit cards have been paid in full and we hope to really cut down on credit card usage since we have to begin saving for our Spring break vacation. Airfare has been paid for a month now but we still have to fund a car rental and spending money. We are staying with my Mom so no lodging expense. Speaking of my Mom, I will be sending her some money as a Christmas/Epiphany gift. I will have to purchase a U.S. money order because it is actually the safest and quickest way for her to get the cash.

The ham I prepared before putting it in the oven:

8 Responses to “Christmas and a little more”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I've had a Kitchen aid mixer for two years. LOVE mine!!

  2. Carol Says:

    Gorgeous ham!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I love my Kitchen Aid, too.

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Puerto Rican rice? I'll have to look that one up. Smile

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That ham looks interesting - some big slices of pineapple.

  6. laura Says:

    Merry Christmas! The ham looks delicious. Smile

  7. rob62521 Says:

    Enjoy that mixer! I've had one for a number of years and it sure makes mixing and kneading a whole lot easier. Your ham looks wonderful, btw.

  8. Livingalmostlarge Says:

    Merry Christmas

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