My name is Heather, and I am a food lover and a passionate follower of Christ. To me, food is a blessing of sensual flavors, aromas, and nourishment. My experience in cooking began in the kitchen, helping my parents cook. My parents have always been a great example of cooking , and cleaning as a family. During my college years at Texas Tech University, the only channel I ever watched was Food Network, garnering recipe ideas and tips from every show. After college I accepted a job with Starbucks Coffee Company. I would definitely say that with all of the coffee tastings and pairings I did there, Starbucks is where I finally began to develop my palate. I took pride in deciphering flavors no one else could, and began to practice at home when cooking. That’s not to say there haven’t been (and won’t ever be) errors and issues with my take on recipes, but it’s been a fun process.
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Hope you guys are all having a wonderful and joyous day :)
We got in to Lubbock tonight around 5pm or so. We got up and left the house in Denver at 6, so that's about 10 or so hours of driving...yikes!!!
Here are some of my Christmas presents from Nate: some awesome colorful bowls from Anthropologie: I'm already planning on using the small ones for ice cream :) Is that bad?
When we finally got in my family had dinner hot and ready for us! We had chicken tacos with all the fixin's, my favorite being the avacado pico de gallo:
And some Mexican beans my mom made in the crockpot:
Here's the family making their plates while I snap away. Dad, Mom, Salah, and Nate:
And on the side we had some clementines that Salah peeled. I love clementines, especially when they're already peeled!
Their Christmas tree didn't fall down like our did :)
And a sparkly Christmas tree candle that I thought would be a cool picture SINCE it's sparkly:
We ended up watching The Hangover with my family. It's been decided that Salah is no longer in charge of picking movies to watch as a family, but we still love her anyway :) Bunker has this cute habit of suckling on the butt of the stuffed ducks we buy for him, so I took a little picture of him doing it:
And finally for dessert we had some granola bars my mom made. I am SO excited to be hanging out here for many many reasons, but one definitely being that my parents are great cooks, and very health conscious. That makes it that much easier on me to eat well here too!
I'm planning on blogging again tomorrow evening after Christmas dinner, but til then I hope you all have a very merry Christmas!
Question: What is your favorite Christmas gift this season?