I made eight... count them... eight varieties of cookies in the last few weeks... that’s over 400 cookies.
I didn’t have a chance to photograph the spritz, chocolate, shortbread and gingersnaps before they disappeared.
The day after Christmas, I had an epiphany.
As much as I enjoy sharing homemade gifts with my family and friends, I spent way too much time in the kitchen in the last few weeks, and not enough time enjoying some time off. I was busy with work in the weeks leading up to Christmas, so after a day of working, I made dinner for my family, drove my daughter to and from her dance class, prodded her to make sure all her homework was done, and then baked cookies all night. At a time of year when we all eat too much sugar, gifts of sweets seemed less than appreciated by many.
I’m disenchanted with the whole Christmas gift exchange hoopla. Can’t we just enjoy the season without going broke, and more time enjoying and less time doing? There are so many holiday events I miss every year because I’m too busy putting together gifts, food, wrapping, cleaning, etc.
Tell me... how do you do it all? What parts of Christmas do you truly enjoy?