Posted on December 1, 2011 by withasideofhope
Good Morning to you! Happy December 1st! Can you believe it’s already December? I seriously can’t. I feel like 5 seconds ago, it was the summer! It’s hard to believe that 2012 is around the corner. I wish time would slow down. I know I say this every single day but I really wish it would. I feel like just days, weeks, and months go by and I can’t even appreciate them. I do really enjoy the holiday season though. It’s one of my favorite’s. I love seeing the lights, and decorations and hearing the music. It gives you such a cozy feeling. I love that. It’s a time to spend with those that you love. That is what makes it so beautiful. What is your favorite thing about the holiday season? Do you have a tradition that you do every year during this time?
Last night for dinner, we tried something that I had been eying at the supermarket for a while now. I had a coupon for it and I’ve been waiting for it to go on sale. We finally decided to buy it on Sunday. It’s DiGorno Pizza and Wyngz. We both had never had a DiGorno pizza before and we were excited to try it.
Pizza & Wyngz
It was easy to prepare. You cook the pizza and the chicken on baking sheets for the time allotted. Meanwhile, in a bowl add the buffalo sauce and warm it in the microwave just before the chicken is done baking. Once it’s done, add the chicken to the bowl and toss to coat! So simple.
Pepperoni Pizza (you can be sure I picked the pepperoni off my slices..eww!)
My dinner plate with roasted veggies
I picked the pepperoni off after the pictures..
Something that I thought was weird about this was on the packaging pertaining to the chicken, it said may contain 6-8 pieces. Why wouldn’t each box contain the same amount?! Ours had 7 pieces. The buffalo sauce was WAY too spicy! Now I love buffalo sauce but this one burned my entire mouth and my lips. It was awful. I don’t like wings that hot! I actually prefer to eat regular buffalo wings not boneless. These were boneless.
As for the pizza, it was just alright. I didn’t care for the sauce too much. I did like that the crust was doughy. That is the best part of pizza when it’s cooked like that. I am still not a huge fan of frozen pizza. I like making it myself. I know I keep saying this but before the new year, my goal is to make pizza dough from scratch! Seeing as today is December 1st, I have 30 days before the new year to accomplish this! I think I can do it. I think frozen pizza in moderation is good, just like anything else. The key to living a good life is to be able to balance the good with the bad. What do you think of frozen pizza? Do you like it? What is your favorite brand of frozen pizza?
Now, I’m going to jump back a bit to what I was talking about at the beginning of this post, the holiday season. I knew the holidays were near when I walked into the lobby of my building that I work in. Every year they decorate the tree in the lobby. I think I’ve taken a picture of the tree almost every year. The first couple of years that I worked here, they weren’t so great. The last couple of years the tree has been beautiful. I think the way that it’s decorated right now is stunning!
Tree in my lobby at work
I really LOVE the colors! Maybe I’m being biased because they are my wedding colors? Either way, I absolutely love how it looks! It’s so elegant and beautiful. I love the boxes at the bottom of the tree! They are so glittery! I just think that it is beautiful and they did such a great job. True story, I’ve never decorated a tree before! Well it’s not that strange because I don’t celebrate Christmas, so why would I have a tree? I would like to help decorate one though. I think it would be fun!
I love how this time of year is all about spending time with those that you love. That is the most important thing. Of course gifts are nice too but they are not necessary. I think most of the time the most beautiful gift of all is spending time with those people or even making handmade gifts. I think those are the most thoughtful because you take all of that time and effort to put them together. That is what I did last year for my friends. I made them all tins filled with a bunch of different types of cookies because money was really tight and I didn’t have enough to buy actual gifts.
I think I might do something along the lines of that again this year. I had so much fun baking cookies with Melissa last year that I think we should keep the tradition alive! Especially since I have a KitchenAid mixer now. It will make things much easier. We need new cookie recipes though because I didn’t really care for any of the ones we used last year.
On that note, have a wonderful first day of December!
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