I’m guessing that for a lot of you, as is the case for me, today actually is THE big day, where family and friends will come walking through the door, hands filled with gifts and bags of all sorts, carrying good food, treats and drinks to share with all present.
Christmas songs and laughter will echo all through the house, an overabundance of food will be consumed and, at the stroke of midnight, the young ones’ eyes will light up with thousands of stars as they unwrap all those beautiful presents that Santa left under the tree for them.
Really, you gotta love the magic of Christmas — there’s just nothing quite like it! It certainly is my favorite time of year…
Now, as another year draws to an end, I wanted to take a few minutes to wish each and every one of you a very, very Happy Christmas and a tremendously Happy New Year. May this time of celebration bring much joy and happiness to your hearts and to that of all those individuals in your life who you love and care for.
I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all once again for your much needed support, for visiting and reading me on a regular basis, for trusting me enough to bring my recipes and creations into your own personal kitchens and for giving me such great feedback and heartfelt comments all the time.
You guys all are true gems and you absolutely ROCK! This place just wouldn’t be the same without you all, so thank you, thank you, thank you!
As for myself, as is usually the case this time of year, I will be staying away from my stove and computer screen as much as I can for a wee while and spend some quality time with my family and loved ones. Don’t worry though, I’ll be back before you know it with more tasty recipes!
Until then, I say party hard (but keep it clean!), dance, live, laugh, love with all your heart.
May the year to come see your grandest, wildest dreams, goals and wishes become a reality.
Warmest Holiday Wishes to all of you, and see you all in January 2017!