Since the holiday travels are quickly approaching, I decided to do one more post, in case I was not able to post during my vacation in Texas. Another reason for posting was to bring back my spirits from some frustrating camera issues this past weekend. It teaches me to be more disciplined in uploading pictures onto my laptop daily for fear of losing all pictures for future posts! Yes….I think I might have lost almost 100 pics on my memory card. 🙁
Yesterday, we went to Bronner’s, the largest Christmas store in the world, in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Let me tell ya, I was not mentally prepared with the amount of people that would be shopping and viewing all the details of this huge store. I think my husband is still learning that there is only so much I can take when in huge crowds. I get claustrophobic, cranky, overheated, and more. All I know is that I have to take small breaks in order to enjoy overcrowded places, like malls. This is probably why I like doing my Christmas shopping before the Christmas holidays. Anyway, my husband is trying to recover pictures from my memory card, otherwise, I can only explain what we saw in this store. We got to see ornaments from all over the world, tons of decoration options, Christmas trees of all kinds, nativity sets from all over the world, the biggest collection of Hummel figures, and so much more.
After 2 the 3 hours in the store, we decided to cruise the Bavarian village. Everything looks so beautiful covered in snow. Snow truly emphasizes Christmas so much more! We dined in a German restaurant, called the Bavarian Inn, where schnizel and sauerkraut were served. We then went into a nice clock shop where cuckoo clocks from Germany were displayed.
We then went into a shop where my hubby exclaimed, “Hey! There aren’t any men’s clothing here!” When I turned around he was wearing this:
Great stuff! Anyway, good news as I am writing this post. My hubby found software to recover 189 of my pictures so I will be adding pictures of this magnificent Christmas store.
Since we are leaving for the holidays, I have been keeping meals really simple in order to prevent leftovers or using food that would spoil while we were gone. Tonight, I was able to make some delicious wraps that even had my hubby asking and inquiring. My hubby keeps on surprising me as time goes on. These wraps are quick and delicious and make for a healthy and filling meal for any night of the week.
- 2 Tbsp hummus (click to retrieve recipe)
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 globe eggplant, sliced 1/2 inch thick
- 1/2 English cucumber
- 1/4 red onion, sliced
- 1/4 cup pickled radishes
- 4 to 6 whole wheat pita
- serves 4
- 2 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas, reserve 1/4 cup of liquid
- 1 Tbsp Tahini butter (sesame seed butter)
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 tsp cumin
- 2 garlic clove
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp paprika
- olive oil for drizzling