Monday night meant Monday Night Football for Michael. For me? It meant wrapping presents and watching “Dorian Gray.”
Santa seems to have arrived a little early this year. Or maybe it just LOOKS like there are a lot of presents under the tree because the tree is so tiny. 😉 I don’t mind. Michael and I set a budget for gifts this year, which in retrospect was a really good idea.
QUESTION: Do you set a budget or just go crazy with shopping?
Michael banished me from the living room while he wrapped my coal for Christmas. Apparently I’ve been REALLY bad this year because my coal fits in THREE boxes!
Dinner time was approaching and I was so not in the mood to cook something complicated. Michael tossed out some ideas for dinner and one of them was nachos. I said sure because it was easy and who am I kidding–I always want sour cream!
Michael was in charge of cheese. I was in charge of chopping things. I chopped the black olives, jalapenos and green onions for the top of the nachos.
In case you’ve never made Nachos in your life I’ve selflessly detailed how to make nachos here. (Enter eye roll here.) Carefully place onion, jalapeno and olive on each chip. Feel free to be as anal-retentive as you want. Or if your style is more flippant–just dump it on top. As you can see, I am very anal-retentive.
I baked the nachos for about 7 minutes until the cheese melted.
How are they Christmas nachos? The colors! Green from the onions and jalapenos. I wanted to chop some red peppers on top but realized we were out. So I improvised with (red) salsa and of course sour cream (white).
For dessert I made an eggnog in a small glass with half milk and half Light Eggnog. I also ate 1 chocolate chip cookie and one Christmas cookie while I watched my movie. The movie was good. It’s difficult for me to not judge everything about it when I absolutely loved the book “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” Oscar Wilde is in my top 5 of favorite authors and Dorian Gray is one of my favorite books. But all in all the movie was worth watching.
Remember….Santa is watching you!
I’m surprised I didn’t put nachos on my last meal menu. My mind must be slipping.
Is this a new Dorian Gray or the old black & white one?
Book nerdy Oscar Wilde high five!
I watched the newest version. The old version is good too. Both are worth a watch if you like the stories.
Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
My boyfriend and I set a limit of $150 each this year, and we like buying a bunch of small stuff so there’s lots of things to open. I like setting a limit because its too easy to go crazy otherwise, and neither of us has money to throw around!
$150 is a reasonable limit. That would be a good limit for us too because then we could get each other higher priced fitness items that we want. For example, most of the cycling stuff Michael wants/needs is in the $100-150 price range. I want a Garmin someday–which is around that price.
For us we decided to set a really small budget this year and instead of going crazy at Christmas go on vacation in January. I’m looking forward to it!
Jennifer @ shesafitchick
I love Dorian Gray! I have never seen the movie, but I just recently read the book again!
I normally don’t set a budget for xmas but I really need to!
Yay! More Oscar Wilde fans!
oooh I love your wrapping paper!!!
Uh oh! You just activated my “I wants some nachoes” mechanism. Husband will have to make them for me now.
Hehe! Then my work here is done. 🙂
My husband didn’t want to set a budget. He said it took the fun out of everything. 😉 But we agreed that getting carried away with presents wouldn’t be good for our finances… and it’s not what Christmas is all about. So, yes, we did set a budget. Oh, and those nachos look AMAZING!
I agree Nicole! The holiday season is more about spending time together!
Good Looking Nachos.
Hmm, have I been good this year?
I would say I started out good, but haven’t been so good lately.
(I’ve gained back 20 of the 35 I lost!) ugh
I need to find good again.
You WILL find good again. It’s easy to get derailed when things aren’t going right.
Ive rocked this year.
because I decided what the definition of ROCKED was 🙂
See you’re smart…you don’t set super high expectations that you can’t reach. I tend to set myself up for failure in that aspect. 🙁 I need to work on being realistic.