(If you've ever been to my house for a meal, I'm sure right now you're thinking that kitchen tyranny must be genetic.)
Coming up is a few more holiday parties, catching up with old friends, a belated Hanukkah celebration with my dad, and Christmas Eve back at my mom's house. Edward and I drive back to Richmond on Christmas day to celebrate our first Christmas in the new house. We'll make a meal that's way too elaborate for just two people (and I'll enact some kitchen tyranny of my own), snuggle with the dogs, and try to bribe the cat to hang out with us. I love the time spent in my hometown, but I'm also happy to come home to that little house of ours and spend a quiet Christmas together.
And that's about all the update I have for you. I'll be taking a little blog holiday this week while I'm in Baltimore with my family. There's too much eating and movie watching to do and that means no time for this old laptop. I'll be busy strategizing my mini lemon meringue tarts to gougères snacking ratio.
No new cocktail post this week, but plenty of good ones in the archives for a little extra holiday cheer.
And if you're not allowed to start happy hour until you've finished shopping? Then I've got your gift guides right here.
How do you spend your holidays? Do you have new traditions, old or a combination of the two? Our traditions have changed a bit over the years as our family has changed, but the basics remain the same. A lot of food with my favorite people.
Cheers! And thanks for coming by. This year, I'm adding the blog and the connections and friendships I've made through it to my list of things for which I'm grateful.