Hi Friends! Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. We did a lot of traveling to Cleveland and Buffalo last week to visit our families and had a few days at home before heading back to school on Tuesday. Of course it went by crazy fast. And I really didn’t take as many pictures as I would have hoped, but quality time with family was much more important. Here are some of the winter break food and fitness highlights.
One of the first days in Cleveland I helped my mom finish some Christmas cookie baking. Her cookies combined with the ones I had baked before traveling made a pretty beautiful cookie tray.
In Buffalo, Christmas dinner is cooked by Tom’s brother in law. Prime rib, twice baked potatoes, and veggies. So delicous!
Every time we go to NY we always make sure to get Pizza, Wings, and Paula’s Donuts #allthecarbs! But seriously, these are the best doughnuts I’ve ever had!
Another of my favorites in NY is Taste in East Aurora. It’s such a cute little town and plenty of different food options.
We travel back and forth between Cleveland and Buffalo so my parents can watch Blitz for us. Adds in a bit of extra traveling, but they enjoy dog sitting so we make it work. We came back to Cleveland for my Mom’s birthday. Per her request we had steak, potatoes, and veggies. And I baked this Kahlua Chocolate Cheesecake.
Once back in Southern MD we had a whole day dedicated to running errands. Two hours in we desperately needed to stop for a lunch break because we were both getting hAngry. And I was craving something healthy after indulging a bit over the holidays, Panera it was.
We rang in the New Year over a friends house and I baked these Strawberry Cupcakes and added Champagne frosting, appropriate dessert for New Years right!
Throughout break we ate out more than I usually care to. I ate dessert every night. And by New Years Day I was craving routine again, but enjoyed every minute of all the treats.
Linking up with Jenn and Laura for What I Ate Wednesday You can find more of my favorite healthy recipes here.All the Holiday Break yummy eats with @sweetandstrong_Click To Tweet
What was the highlight of your Holiday Break?
What’s a foodie favorite in your area?
What are your wishes for 2018?