Happy day after Christmas!
The presents have been opened, wrapping paper and ribbon is strewn about the house, and we are busy getting organized to leave for Europe tomorrow!
We’re just hoping this doesn’t interfere:
I mean, the weathermen are always wrong about huge snowstorms, right? Right?? (Actually, the snow “storm” has already been downgraded from 3 to 10 inches to 1 to 3 inches, and the flurries have stopped already. Here’s hoping they ARE right about that!)
Amidst the laundry and thank-you note writing, I made time for a hilly 4.2 mile run with my brother and a delicious leftover-tastic lunch!
First up — a tasty salad packed with pretty much all the produce in our fridge I could find — must use as much of it up as possible before we leave!
Yum! Mixed greens topped with mushrooms, snap peas, red pepper, feta, and some balsamic vinaigrette.
Next up — the leftover special sandwich!
A whole wheat pita topped with leftover turkey, cranberry & apple relish, and spinach. Yummm! Toasted, of course ;)
What’s your favorite use for leftover turkey? I love it in soup, too.
In other news, I got a new macro lens for my camera for Christmas (this one) and I’ve been enjoying playing around with it! It’s kind of insane how close you can get to stuff.
New macro lens:
Quite the difference, huh?!
More macro lens fun — pancakes from Christmas morning!
The only problem with a macro — you have to be really good at holding your camera as still as possible! I need to work on this :) …Or get a tripod ;)
Mmmm… more macro lens fun with these AMAZINGLY delicious homemade Espresso Maple Salted Pecans that the sweet miss Lauren sent me for Christmas:
(Her recipe is in this post. So good and addictive. The sweet/salty combo is the key!)
I’m off to get organized — hope you’re all enjoying the rest of your holiday breaks!