Wishing you all a happy, peaceful and merry Christmas this week!
I hope that, by now, you are all somewhere cozy by a fire surrounded by your favorite people, animals, and treats.
I’m getting things ready for Christmas dinner and singing along to carols and waiting for Meet Me in St Louis – my favorite holiday movie – to start on TCM. And then Christmas in Connecticut!
Now is a good time to indulge, reflect, and forgive.
I’m pretty sure that we’re not waiting until Christmas Day to eat the bûche de Noël.
And tonight we are making a buckwheat, mushroom, and quince stuffed big bird chicken with a quince glaze (I’m all about the quinces this season), a brie baked with cranberries, some twice baked sweet potatoes with chives and sour cream, an arugula and grapefruit salad, and these Russian rum ball-style sweets (known as kartoshka).
Happy celebrating (…and happy eating!) – I’m toasting you with my hot chocolate!