"Rosie the Riveter" is a cultural icon representing the American woman working during WWII. She symbolizes the strong, independent woman of that time. -- Now, more than 70 years later, the symbol stands as strong as she. I am proud to be a woman and am grateful for other brave women before me that endured the struggle of sexism and paved the equal path to our society today.

These are the confessions, lessons learned and experiences from my life. A single, independent, strong, young professional woman living in a busy Downtown city in Northern California.

Embracing my domesticity while enjoying the freedom of being perfectly lonely.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Single Holidays/Family Traditional - Fondue Recipe


This year has been particularly hard. Wonder why? Well, it's the first year I have been single in over four years. It's definitely a different feeling not sharing the Christmas magic with someone you love.
Fortunately, family & friends have made this holiday season just as magical!
No need to be a Grinch! Being single during the holiday are just as great! && to prove it, I made another one of my famous lists! (I love lists, can you tell yet?)
  1. You get to spend your money on family & friends! - I have a huge family so instead of buying everyone gifts, we draw names. This year I drew my second eldest brother, his wife, son & two daughters! I focused on what they would really enjoy for gifts! It was so rewarding when they opened their presents!
  2. Also all that time & energy you usually spend on a boy, you can spend with your loved ones.
  3. Self-reflection. Take this time to really think about all your blessings in life, all the positiveness you can make and you have.
  4. Remind yourself of the true Christmas story. The one that dates back to the manger and the angel, Mary, Joseph & that sweet baby Jesus!
  5. You can decorate your house however you want!
  6. && blast Christmas music & dance around the house & nobody can stop you!
  7. You can lounge around in your sweats the entire Christmas day!
  8. Christmas drinks! Have another, nobody to judge!
  9. Don't forget all that food! Sweets, breakfasts, dinners, all the snacks in between. You don't have to share with anyone! More for you!
  10. More self-indulgence? Why not! Go ahead & buy yourself something really nice. Wrap it up and open it on Christmas. You're allowed to spoil yourself a bit.
My favorite thing about the holiday season is the family traditions we've made throughout the years.
A tradition we have always had was to make cheese fondue on Christmas Eve. My parents said that they date this back to a few of the first holiday seasons they spent together & they just celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary, so you know this recipe is delicious! Warning: this is not healthy, at all, but sometimes, ya just gotta indulge!
  • 1 large box of Velveeta cheese
  • 2/3 package of dry Lipton onion soup mix
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 15 oz can of tomato sauce 
  • French bread - for dipping
  • Veggies - for dipping
  • Anything else dippable! - Dippable? Is that a word?
  1. Mix it all together in a crock pot
  2. Keep on low or "keep warm" heat
  3. Dip & enjoy!  
I'm telling you, this is delicious!

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