22. December 2014 by swissfitchick
Hello and happy Monday!
I am ALMOST back on the healthy track – some leftovers from my flu/infect/cold/sinusitis – like the voice of Bonnie Tyler.
Happy Christmasweek and thank you Katie for hosting!!
Other than that, I was happy to actually get to talk to people on Saturday night…..let’s face it, my self-talks started to get out of hand over here. I seriously feared I was going insane and the permanent discussions with myself became amazingly boring and annoying. I also got out of ideas on christmasmovies to download and German reality TV sucks sssssso bad, there is in NO case a way I can watch this, even on antibiotics high and a blurred mind.
Thursday night at home, while my officecrew was celebrating christmas. At least my boys sent me a cute selfie with their adorable bow-ties.
My CrossFit Crew went lifting on a charity event – they lifted 98 tons in 30 minutes and raised 8500 Swiss Francs. Do they rock, or do they ROCK??
I did a little training on Saturday, until I was chased out the box by the boss himself – unfortunately my voice sold me out on not being 100% fit yet. It’s not that I am stoked by people who are right when I am wrong. Especially annoying when they catch me doing something not so smart. #blondefail
But of course, he was right and I am reasonable and show insight. Kind of.
Anyway, I didn’t skip my invitation for Saturday with some of my dearest people. Sylvia my best, her hubby, Georgios and Muriel one of my favorite couples ever and me. We met up at Georgios’ and Muriel’s place and well, he is Greek – so you NEVER have to fear to not get enough food. OMG. I was in food-friends-prosecco-heaven. This was actually my christmas. Predrinks….
…after which he called us to table for ‘a little amuse bouche’ – I swear, if amuse bouches would always look like this, my jealousy about food wouldn’t be a problem anymore. Look at these PILES of clams!!! I LOVE them and I was literally licking the shells with some drool on the side. C’mon, after 10 days of crabby sick food, I was all about eating some real stuff.
Oh, and of course a christmas-selfie had to happen. We clearly need a selfie-stick.
Now can we talk about the main course? I salute Georgios for this dish, seriously, I took seconds even though I was just about to explode. This was simply a buttered casserole, based with catfish filets, topped with peppers and tomatoes and feta cheese made in the oven. So basically, baked Greek Salad. BAKED GREEK SALAD. With fish. And thyme, majoran and oregano. That’s all. SO delicious.
Booze kills bacteria. It’s a fact. Hand it over!
See that chocolate mouse next to the glass? It was in my mouth 1 sec after this pic was taken. I mean look – it APPARENTLY STARES at me. It called my freaking NAME.
Hmm. Gianduia Mouse.
It was a great and hilarious night as always. My absolute favorite moments ever – spending time with friends.
Later in the day I cycled to the station and jumped on the train to Zurich to visit Anne and buy some last christmas presents, stare at Zurich’s lightful christmas and drink mulled wine. More wine. Do I have a problem?
It was blissful to be back in Zurich – I love it so very much especially at this time of the year. It’s my first holiday season since 4 years which I don’t spent there and I did shed a fair amount of tears cause I miss it so desperately at times.
Oh, and food. Don’t worry, I shared. It’s christmastime after all.
That was some kind of chicken stir fry with chinese mushrooms and peppers and satay skewers with peanutsauce. Hmmm.
2 days till christmas! Whee!
How has your holiday season been so far?
Did you ever have greek food? Do you like it? I LOVE it. (Could be that this has to do with some kind of dramatic/romantic greek lovestory back in the days….)
Favorite Christmas Movie?