It's December 1st, people! Time to get your holiday on!
Now that Thanksgiving is off and gone and we have had a little time to savor the last little bits of pie (and by savor, I mean eat the last slice with my hands), I can now FULLY embrace the holiday season. My family celebrates both Hanukkah and Christmas, so we usually just go all out with a "wintertime" theme to the season. Except for holiday lights. There is just something so magical about walking around and seeing all of the lights that make me go weak in the knees. Maybe it's just the hot chocolate I'm sipping but that is a COMPLETLEY different story
Hot chocolate obsession is coming on strong people. Slip a little amaretto and I am set!
What are your plans for the holiday season? Mine usually involve baking and dancing my butt off to Christmas music. I do not know what is going on with me. Normally I'm not SUPER festive when it comes to these sorts of things. Maybe it is the obnoxious tree decorated outside of my apartment. And when I say obnoxious, I mean OBNOXIOUS. The tree is about 12 feet tall and blanketed in Christmas lights. It's almost too much and it might be the reason why my taxes are so high. But if my taxes bring me this beauty, then I'm all gung ho about it.
One of my favorite memories around Christmas is going to my aunt's house in Charlotte, NC to celebrate the holidays. We were raised Jewish, but this was the one time during the year where we went to church on Christmas Eve. Usually, after Christmas Eve, my mom and my aunt would take us to a CVS to buy us "treats." Which later we found out came from Santa in our stockings. My favorite thing to get was one of those chocolate oranges. Do you know what I'm talking about? It was a piece of chocolate molded into an orange. And the chocolate tasted like orange. And it even SECTIONED like an orange. Basically, it was my excuse to the world that, since I was eating an orange. I was eating "healthy".
Goals? You bet.
This breakfast recipe is a riff on my all time favorite Christmas dessert. Because aren't all of our goals to pretend that every meal is dessert? No just me? I use clementines here instead of orange here, but feel free to use orange. The clementines though are SO DARN CUTE I could not resist. I used to pop these when I went to the library to study. 3 at a time. Cause when you're doing it, you better do it right.
Chocolate Orange Overnight Oats
23. Recent Grad. Human Vegetable Disposal. Putting the Chic in Chickpea.