It’s easy to get caught up in overwhelm over the holidays. But, it’s important to remember that this isn’t a competition and there really is no winner. Do what feels right for you and your family so that it’s enjoyable, but also manageable. (And if you need some inspiration, I’m sharing 7 of my family’s favorite holiday recipes in this post–scroll to the bottom for the link.)
The holidays don’t mean:
- Spending more than you can afford on presents
- Cooking till you drop
- Staying up until 2 am to decorate the perfect house
- Saying yes to every social gathering.
Instead, set boundaries. Create new traditions that won’t break the bank and take all day–and night.
Do it if it makes you feel happy and set it aside (or banish it all together) if it causes too much stress. The most magical thing about the holidays for me, has always been about spending time with the people that matter to me most. Laughing and making memories. And sharing good food together.
I hope that you and your family take joy in this collection of simple, but delicious recipes, that always make this time of year festive and special for me and my family.
Sausage rolls? Potato latkes? Peppermint bark? What will you make this year?