It is the week before Christmas and I am in full Christmas spirit!
AR and I stayed in on Friday night and got into the Christmas prep! We picked up our little tree and ran by Whole Foods for the ingredients for homemade pizza. We spent our evening decorating the tree and eating pesto chicken pizza. For dessert? almond milk vegan egg nog!
Of, and remember my elf suit I blogged about a few weeks ago? You can bet I wore that while we were decorating. Costumes are everything. AR said he can't take me seriously when I wear it.
Saturday was seriously the best Saturday in ages (I wasn't in the library!). AR had a hair appointment in the morning, so I went with him and walked to the coffee shop next door. Look at this cute sign they had hanging up:
I grabbed coffee and took it over to AR, then walked down the the Paper Source. This place is my version of heaven. I bought some accessories for my gift wrapping and some paper to make a Christmas banner (I found this DIY on Cheers Y'all).
We went to the gym, came home, and started breakfast. I made my whole wheat biscuits and turkey "sausage" gravy. So so yummy! (recipe below)
Our evening was filled with christmas shopping and dinner with friends. We went to a casual burger spot, where I enjoyed a chicken burger and a peppermint chocolate milkshake. So so SO yummy. Side note: I may need to take a sugar break post holidays. This is getting out of control.
On Sunday morning, AR and I went to church and ran some errands. We love our weekly trips to Whole Foods so much - anyone else like this? I just love the grocery store and we have so much fun.
We took an afternoon 6 mile run on the Atlanta Belt Line, and came home for dinner and Christmas Movies. After we sat on the couch for a bit, AR said "this has been the best weekend" and I totally agreed.
Biscuits & Turkey Gravy
1/2 lb of ground turkey
1 T. olive oil
1/2 t. rosemary, thyme each
garlic powder, salt, and peper to taste
3 T. flour
1 c. chicken or vegetable broth, plus more as needed
1 c. milk
Whole Wheat Biscuits - my recipe here!
In a small skillet over medium heat, brown ground turkey in olive oil until cooked through. Season with spices and salt and pepper. Sprinkle flour over turkey and stir for 1-2 minutes to cook the flour - this is important to get the doughy taste out of the gravy. Reduce heat to low. Slowly stir in broth, mixing well. To avoid lumps, pour a little bit of broth in at a time and stir well after each addition. Let the broth thicken for a few minutes, stirring constantly. Add milk and continue to cook until desired thickness.
Slice warm biscuits in half and top with turkey gravy. Enjoy!