holiday baked goods

anonymous asked:

Winter holidays with SH survivers as a found family- who hosts? Who cooks? Who brings nothing but $10 grocery store wine? Who falls asleep on the couch immediately after dinner?

Harry Mason

  • Very Official Dad of the group
  • arrives an hour early to prep everything + stays the latest to clean up
  • average-bad cook. im talking food that looks edible, smells edible, but tastes a little hairy :\
  • plays the Beatles during dinner; everyone hates it 
  • probably gets struck with inspiration at some point and now has seven scrawled napkins in his pockets

James Sunderland

  • part of the 30 minutes late squad
  • “Nothing happened, I just didn’t really want to come.” at least he’s honest if nothing else
  • despite his standoffish behavior, he really likes having a get together with everyone
  • cries at one point because he thought about Mary again
  • gets a little tipsy off the $10 wine

Heather Mason

  • arrives fifteen minutes late with Starbucks
  • Supremely Disappointed there are no holiday decorations
  • brought baked goods!! has like eighty boxes of storebought cookies in her bag
  • the kind of person to stick her hands in the snow and then immediately touch someone’s neck
  • makes snowflakes out of the frost on the windows

Henry Townshend

  • accidentally punctual (meant to arrive early, had to work down some anxiety before he could get out of his car)
  • blends a little too well into the background. remains mostly unnoticed until someone (Harry) needs a taste-testing scapegoat
  • brought the $10 wine
  • takes pictures of everything that makes him happy (and ends up with a lot of candid photos :”) )
  • swipes all the cookies and smuggles them into his car; no one realizes until he’s already gone

Alex Shepherd

  • unwittingly offered to host; didn’t realize his Mistake until it was too late
  • has no intention of decorating; cleans up after everyone because the mess is Too Much
  • spends the majority of the night listening to travis’s Wild Trucker Stories and gets WAY too into them
  • enjoys making snow angels
  • very exhausted by the end of the night and kicks everyone out as soon as he can

Travis Grady

  • also part of the 30 minutes late squad
  • has a good reason for why he’s late! too bad no one believes him
  • Looks Like A Friend; everyone talks to him, but somehow he leads the conversation back to his many Wild Trucker Stories
  • someone drops something under the couch and he picks up half the sofa no sweat (alex “PLEASE put the couch down!” shepherd intervenes)
  • sings holiday carols just to have a good time :)

Murphy Pendleton

  • arrives early to monitor damage control
  • accidentally starts a Car Discourse
  • has studied pun books and is ready to Unleash
  • “Did you guys hear about that karate school restuarant that just opened up? I heard they’re only serving chops.” 
  • “I was telling Harry how to make the soup, but I guess I ended up adding in-salt to injury.”
  • falls asleep on the couch immediately after dinner

HEY. Whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year (or none at all) I hope you have a really nice weekend!

Here is a little holiday greeting from me… Thank you all for your kind words and support throughout the year! I appreciate every like, every comment, every reblog. I love discussing headcanons and seeing your ideas and your creativity. I love seeing the serious meta stuff and the silly jokes and memes. Keep being awesome :)

As for the drawing itself… what can I say, it’s Saitama and Genos showing off their baking skills. Genos is more than happy to place the remaining half of Sai’s little gingerbread man as the crown on his creation.

Special thanks to @criscura who helped brainstorm Genos’ castle and Saitamas’s broken man on his broken futon lol

low carb zucchini noodles (recipe)

I’ve mentioned this once or twice on this blog, but I recently had to switch to a low carb diet for medical reasons. This is my first attempt at making up a low carb recipe, but I think I did pretty well. The food was tasty, easy to make, and surprisingly filling. I’ve also included a recipe for a very tasty sesame sauce, because the noodles on their own don’t have much flavor. 

Serving Size: One bowl

Calories Per Serving: About 99 (without the sauce) or 114 (with sauce)

Carbs Per Serving: About 18g (without sauce) or 22g (with sauce)

You can compare this to a small bowl of spaghetti (without any sauce or toppings), which has 221 calories and 43g of carbs. It’s also worth noting that the carbs in vegetables and fruits (like zucchini) are much better for your body than the carbs in grains (like pasta). 

Anyway, here’s the recipe:


you will need:

  • 2-3 medium-large zucchinis per person (this may seem like a lot, but they shrink quite a bit when cooked)
  • a medium sauce pan filled with water

1. First of all, put your water on the stove so it can heat up while you make the “noodles.”

2. Next, you’ll need to rinse and peel your zucchini, then cut off the ends. Once you’re done it should look something like the picture on the left here:

3. Then, you’ll need to shred your zucchini into thin, noodle-esque ribbons, like in the photo on the right. You could use a knife and painstakingly cut it into very thin slices, but I just shredded it with my vegetable peeler. 

4. By now, your water should be at a full boil. Add your “noodles” and boil them for no longer than two minutes. 

5. After two minutes, strain your noodles. That’s it. You’re done. Like I said, they don’t have much flavor on their own. My favorite way to eat them is with sesame sauce, which is even easier to make.


you will need:

  • soy sauce
  • sesame oil
  • vinegar (either rice wine or apple cider will work)
  • sugar (preferably organic/unprocessed, but it’s up to you)

1. Add ½ tablespoon each of the sesame oil and vinegar (per serving of noodles).

2. Add 1 full tablespoon of the soy sauce (per serving).

3. Add 1 teaspoon of the sugar and mix it all up.

4. Toss the noodles with the sauce and transfer them to the serving bowl of your choice.

That’s it! This dish is ridiculously easy to make, and it satisfied my craving for pasta. It’s also gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free and nut-free, so pretty much everyone should be able to eat it without any allergy problems. I’ll be experimenting with a lot of new low-carb recipes in the next few weeks, and I’ll post all the really successful ones on here. Feel free to send me your own recipes, because I’m always open to trying new things. (I’m also anxiously searching for healthier alternatives to my favorite holiday baked goods, if anyone knows any.) 

Also, I promise my next post will be either a makeup tutorial or something else beauty related, so those of you who only follow me for those things (which is probably most of you) don’t have to worry. I’m also working on a couple of cosplay things, which I will hopefully be able to share soon as well. :) 

Clint/Coulson Holiday Exchange Round4 (2015) Reveals and Master Post

All writers/artist/podfic-ers have been revealed. Thank you again to all of our amazing participants, especially those who helped out by pinch hitting. 

Look for us again later this year. We plan to have the updated Rules post (there will be some changes) up by the second half of September with sign-ups running from Oct. 1-10. Have a great year!

A Holly Rolly Joger Christmas

A/N: A little domestic fluff with Killian being accepted into the Charming family just in time for the holidays. Thanks for being a lovely CSSS, @starsandswans. I apologize for such a belated gift, but I do hope you’ll enjoy it all the same!

Word Count: 1,300+

Emma couldn’t help but smile at the scene before her. Killian had been wrangled into a silly Christmas sweater to match Henry’s, her mother was shoving a plate full of cookies at him, David was directing his attention toward “the best part” of the holiday movie currently playing on TV, and little Neal was giggling in Killian’s lap as he placed gift bows in the patient pirate’s dark hair.

They’d been like this for weeks— her family— going the extra mile to make sure Killian adjusted well to life back from the Underworld. With the exception of Henry, and her father on a good day, the Charmings had taken a while to fully accept Killian as one of their own, but after an eventful rescue mission to Hell and a spontaneous return wedding to boot, he was a full-fledged member. There was no going back.

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