When I tell people that I’m not doing anything for Christmas because I don’t celebrate it, a lot of people will ask me why I don’t do something anyway, why I don’t take the time off to spend my family even though I don’t celebrate the holiday. And the answer simply is because they live far away. Jason’s family lives closer – about two hours – but he didn’t have the day off so we celebrated with them last weekend. I mean, sometimes I go visit my family. I think I went to DC last Christmas, in fact. For a while, I thought about going to visit my father and stepmother in Florida (my stepmom does celebrate) but Jason’s schedule didn’t allow it and I didn’t want to go without him. Anyway, that was a very long-winded way of saying that I had a very quiet Christmas. I also used the word “celebrate” way too many times.
I decided, however, that I needed to make a nice Christmas breakfast. Nice Christmas breakfast = egg scramble. Special because there is a potato in there. It’s the little things, right?
1/2 small russet potato, diced
1/2 small green pepper, diced
1/4 tomato, diced
1/2 cup egg beaters
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
1. Coat a pan with cooking spray and cook potato for about 10 minutes on medium, until soft.
2. Add diced pepper, and cook an additional 5 minutes or so.
3. Add tomatoes and spices and mix.
4. Add egg beaters and cook until done, about 2-3 minutes
I should always put a potato in my eggs. After eating and hanging out with Jason for a while, I decided to give Murphy a Christmas present and take him for a run with me. Really, I wasn’t intending to but he saw me getting ready and demanded to come. Let me tell you, my dog is my best buddy, but he’s not my best running buddy. I don’t know if it’s because he’s a boy, but he has to stop and sniff everything. And when I say stop, I mean fully brace his legs so he cannot be moved. This happened approximately 2700 times on our two mile run.
Someone is camera shy.
I might have taken a Christmas nap before indulging in a traditional meal.
Totally serious. I have had Chinese food every year on Christmas like forever. We went the healthy route this year and got the majority of our entrees steamed.
We split a veggie and tofu soup.
And two entrees – steamed shrimp with veggies and steamed tofu with veggies. I requested white sauce on the side instead of the normal brown that comes with it. I like it better. Don’t tell me there’s chicken broth in it. Ignorance is bliss.
Add a little rice and you have a nice Christmas dinner. Hope you had a Merry Christmas if you celebrate or a Merry Tuesday if you don’t.