[These Fuss-Free Holiday Appetizers are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.]
[Kick Ace Extra Sharp Vegan Cheese Ball]
In a perfect world, by December 19th I would have planned and prepped our holiday menus, shopped for all the ingredients for our feast, purchased all the gifts I need to buy, found the perfect gift for the HH, queued up at least 2 extra blog posts to carry me through the holidays, have the entire house in spic-and-span shape, AND laid out all the classic DVDs we intend to watch over the next couple of weeks.
In reality, though, I’ve done
most some zero of those things. This most recent semester at the college (marking 400 assignments and exams in the space of 10 days), pretty much did me in. All I want for Christmas this year is to laze around (say, from December 20 to January 2nd or so).
So this year, I plan to keep it minimalist: if I throw together a pot of dal and maybe a big bowl of chestnut mousse (forget about the tart shells altogether), I’ll call it a successful holiday. (“Mum, we want you to be relaxed and all that, but you WILL still get us OUR presents, right? You won’t skimp on the rawhides and treats, right? Right–?!”)