23. December 2013 by swissfitchick
Ready for christmas? I’am almost there. I have 2 more presents to finish, which I DIY today, and then I’m done. That’s pretty huge for me, considering that I normally stumble through the massive croud with hot flushes and cursing on the 24th.
But we’re here today to celebrate Marvelous in my Monday thanks to the lovely Diva!
So the last few days, I literally lived of mulled wine and spent most of my time at the christmas markets – and then inside with a terrible cold. But listen up. My friend Anne from Zurich came to pick me up in my office in Basel to celebrate the beginning of my holidays. I have 2 weeks off now, and that needed some good girlstime. It was time to leave the office, I was tired of the year and of all the sugar overload we had there. Seriously, it was CRAZY, we were DROWNED in cakes, cookies, truffles, wine and chocolate!!We spent a good time at the christmas market in Basel.
A little more christmas spirit happened on Friday, when Mom came to visit me in Zurich. It became a tradition, that she comes here for some shopping before christmas, for the market, and to watch the christmas lights. I did my workout (Shoulders, Chest, Abs, Cardio) in the morning, so I was ready and clean when she arrived. But NOT without some breakfast in my belly:
Unfortunately, I caught a terrible cold with being outside all that time and felt completely under the weather when I arrived home. Thankfully, there was a wonderful sweet surprise waiting for me – a christmas card directly from Kuwait from one of my favorite blends, Jessie!!
I passed out ridiculously early only to have a horrible night with waking up from my own snorring (sorry, but isn’t it the worst to sleep with a blocked nose??), sneezing and freezing. Only in the morning I actually fell asleep and spent haf the morning in bed. The rest of the weekend was accordingly quiet, we did some final christmas shopping with several Starbucks breaks….
I slept way better that night, but still managed to get in 9 hours of sleep. I was in the mood for pancakes, when I woke up and that was what happened.
Lack of berries meant pancakes with mandarine oranges. Linking up Kierston’s Recipe Friday!
Mandarine Oatmeal Flaxseed Pancakes
1 mandarine orange chopped in small pieces
1/3 cup of oats
1 tbsp flaxseeds
2 tbsp fullfat coconut milk
1/2 tsp baking powder
cinnamon, vanilla, dash of salt
Mix all the ingredients together and half of the fruit pieces. Heat up a skillet medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Form 3 small pancakes and cook them 3-4 minutes on each side. Top with remaining fruit.
If you love chocolatized quark just like me, then top them with it and dip them in it. It’s heaven, I swear.
And then we spent the night with another delicious table grill dinner and my most favorite christmas movie. Sandro wasn’t a fan that that was the plan (the movie, not the meat), but ya know….he just had to. Though he was ok by the time when Billy gave his radio interview (#beyond). And I am a fan of Natalie and the Prime Minister (#octopusinacar) and the hilarious Colin. Oh, and let’s not forget Colin Firth and the portuguese language. LOL.
Did you ever have mulled wine?
Do you have christmas markets where you live?
Do you have to work this time of the year?
- Marvelous – it’s my PARTY! (fitswisschick.com)
- Marvelous in my Monday – Summer isn’t gone yet – and pancakes. (swissfitchick.wordpress.com)