holiday lunch.

by Janetha on December 23, 2011

in day job,meals

i am about to take off for a long weekend—don’t have to be back to my office until tuesday!

we had a holiday luncheon at work today. it was catered by a company called rockwell catering and all the food was really good. super affordable, too. salt lake folks, take note.

there were stuffed mushrooms and white bean dip with pita for appetizers. the mushrooms were definitely my favorite—they were stuffed with bread crumbs and four kinds of cheese.

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the main course was buffet style.


there were rolls, pasta salad, and a huge salad with two kinds of dressing.

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there was roast beef with horseradish and a delicious chicken in a white sauce with mushrooms (so damn good.)

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there were steamed veggies and roasted potatoes.

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somehow i forgot to put dressing on my plate.. but it didn’t really matter, the white bean dip worked just fine.


costco took care of dessert. i ran to costco at 10 AM this morning thinking it’d be pretty mellow since it was right when they opened. um, WRONG. i almost got trampled by last minute shoppers and their huge costco carts. scary. all in the name of pie, i suppose. i also got a cheesecake and cookie platter.


i grabbed a 24 pack of sodas at costco, too.


it was an impromptu christmas sweater party, but only a few people got the memo. at least those who did participate looked dang good!


me and amanda were twinners in our festive sweaters and socks. smith’s marketplace is where it’s at!



i am just finishing up a few odds and ends before i close up for the weekend. then it’s off to the gym for a little shoulder, calves, and cardio workout (dedicated december!) and then marshall and i are going to spend some time with our friends.

snowboarding tomorrow (a christmas eve tradition!) and then family traditions ensue. cannot wait! my sister and her fam are coming from california and we are kicking the traditions off at 4 PM with grocery shopping for a few families in need.

i hope to find some time in all the hustle and bustle to actually sit down and blog, but i realize that may not happen.

so, if i am not back before monday, i hope you all have a very merry christmas! gonna get all mushy and say i love you all—thanks for making me smile each and every day!

xo. janetha g.

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jessiker December 23, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Your hair!!!! It has the perfect curl, I have never seen your hair hold such a good curl. Secret? Hmmmm? You look pretty.

Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile December 23, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Everything looks so good! I love your sweater and your hair. Happy holidays!

Betty December 23, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Yay! So cute! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and that your problem child starts to act right!

Lindsay @ Lindsay's List December 23, 2011 at 2:31 pm

you look pretty hot today.
merry christmas to the gallegos!!

Ellen Clifford December 23, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Merry Christmas to you too! And happy snowboarding, that sounds awesome…

Jessica Corbin December 23, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Merry Christmas to you and your family!! I cannot wait for a 3-day weekend LOL! Gymtime soon! GO YOU!

Ashley B December 23, 2011 at 3:07 pm

You work for such a cool company! My ex-bosses idea for last Christmas (for all 5 office employees) was the Dollar Menu at McDonalds. Gross.

Kerryne December 23, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Dang you are FAST!

Maren December 23, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Gorgeous hair!! :) Hope you have a Merry Christmas Janetha, Marshall, pups and family!

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 23, 2011 at 4:08 pm

holy moly, what great food….and normally I gloss over savory in favor of dessert but that opening shot of pita bread and hummus…yes please!

Olivia December 23, 2011 at 4:23 pm

That food looks amazing. All of it. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!! :)

Melissa December 23, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Awesome hair! You’re a total babe!

lindsay December 23, 2011 at 5:40 pm

LOL! i actually think i have that sweater. Is that sad or what?

Erica December 23, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Wow! What a great spread! Those potatoes look awesome. And ypu look adorable. Have a veryyy merry christmas

Lara December 23, 2011 at 6:24 pm

I LOVE these new waves you’re sporting! They totally suit you!

Susan December 23, 2011 at 6:33 pm

LOVE YOU JANETHA!! Hope you and the fam have a great Christmas. I am digging the Christmas socks.

Tiffany @ Snack Snark Bark December 23, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Girl, I am loving the ugly sweaters but loving your curly hair even more!

And now I’m picturing you rushing through Costco, getting elbowed by last minute shoppers with U2 “In the name of love” playing in the background instead it would “In the name of piiiiiiiiiie”

Have a merry Christmas :)

Missy December 23, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Fab party and I love the sweater fun (lol). I love Costco but our closest one is 2.5 hours away. But their food rocks!
Your hair looks SO good – straight or curly, but I’m loving the curls now.
Can’t wait to read all of your Christmas recaps – I love them every year!!! Have fun snowboarding!!
Oh and make sure Randy has at least one lump of coal in his stocking
:D !!!
Merry Christmas!

sarah @ sarah learns December 23, 2011 at 9:14 pm

i have never ever participated in an ugly sweater party, but i want to! my mom’s closet is an ugly christmas sweater gold mine. :)

merry christmas!

Jillian @ Sprinkle Massacre December 23, 2011 at 9:18 pm

I love the curled hair!! :) Beautiful!

Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] December 23, 2011 at 9:28 pm

lovely curls :)

merry x.mas to you, too!!

Eden December 24, 2011 at 1:18 am

Costco can take care of my life ;)

Have a great holiday. Big hugs to momma b for me, mkay?

glidingcalm December 24, 2011 at 1:44 am

your coworkers seem so cool! I love that everyone dressed up!!

Also you look adorable.

Cheers to good catering companies!!

happy holidays, Janetha!!

sarah December 24, 2011 at 5:49 am

your hair is incredible, janetha!
happy holidays :)

katie December 24, 2011 at 6:56 am

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family! Love you! xo

Bria December 24, 2011 at 7:01 am

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Janetha!

The Delicate Place December 24, 2011 at 7:18 am

happy christmas!! looks like quite a spread there, i’d eat it! mmm, and i absolutely love your black boots, very cute but look even better with the socks :)

Ananda December 24, 2011 at 8:32 am

Merry Christmas to you too!! Enjoy your holiday

Tamara December 24, 2011 at 10:26 am

Merry Christmas, J!!!!! xoxo

Annette@EnjoyYourHealthyLife December 24, 2011 at 10:30 am

Looks tasty!! MErry CHRISTmas!!!! :)

julie December 24, 2011 at 11:41 am

dude costco has amazing desserts.

Nicole C December 24, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Merry Christmas!! Park City has treated me well, lounging on a couch all day! Hope you have an awesome time and perhaps I will catch up with you next weekend..? Ps- love the family shopping to help others!

StoriesAndSweetPotatoes December 24, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I love Christmas sweaters! At least you had cool boots to balance it out. Enjoy your weekend :)

BroccoliHut December 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Everything looks so gorgeous and delicious!! I’ll take a little bit of everything, please :)
Merry Christmas to you!

Sarah December 24, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Sexy sweater!!!! Hope you have a wonderful christmas :)

Heather (Heather's Dish) December 24, 2011 at 5:23 pm

the lunch sounds fantastic! i’m now going to have dreams of roast beef and horseradish running through my head :)

Allison December 25, 2011 at 4:23 am

Merry Christmas!

P.S. Tacky sweaters are the best way to celebrate :P

fittingbackin December 25, 2011 at 11:12 am

twinners! haha so cute!

Love the look of all of that food – those chafing dishes are so nice!! I got one for Christmas – LOVE THEM!

Merry Christmas, girl!

Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli December 26, 2011 at 4:49 am

Oh wow! Those mushrooms look amazing! And the chicken with mushrooms dish…I could seriously dive into! Love all the Christmas sweaters, I literally chuckled to myself when I saw the guy standing behind you in the pic! Is that his wife’s sweater? Haha!

I almost went to Sam’s Club on Friday after work to grab a few things, but thought about it for oh about 0.07 seconds and figured that I’d lost my mind if I thought I could actually grab the 2-3 things I needed and be out in a decent amount of time…plus I’m terribly impatient when it comes to standing in line! :-/

Paige @ Running Around Normal December 26, 2011 at 2:00 pm

omg I LOVE your hair like that!

Marie December 26, 2011 at 6:06 pm

I LOVE your hair; you look gorgeous!

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