Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Winter Solstice

Today is the shortest day of the year.

Goodie. I only have 482 things to do today, so that works out well.

As soon as I finish my column for the newspaper, I'll be in the kitchen, should you need me. Or at the Post Office (11-2). Or at a school board meeting (3-~4).

The good news, (for me, anyway) is that The Bakery is on hiatus until January 4th, when the kiddos return to school!
The last (express) orders will go off with the mail boat today. Whew!

Today, in between my obligations, I begin Our Holiday Preparations.
I'm tingling with excitement.
The biscotti!
The pies!
Clams Casino!
Scallops Wrapped In Bacon!
Baked Stuffed Lobsters!

...and that's just the tip of the iceberg...

It's the moooost wonderful tiiiiime of the year....

p.s. Haven't finished the Christmas shopping, or the knitting, or the cleaning, or the laundry.
I work really, really well under pressure. Just don't try to talk to me.


  1. Seriously. I grunted at Risto all weekend.

  2. You are breaking my heart with that beautiful snow picture.

  3. Love the "Don't talk to me"...I'm the same way. I can get most anything done but don't talk to me at all in the process. If my train of thought is disturbed for any reason all heck breaks loose!

  4. I was so craving Cioppino, why don't you live closer! Baked stuffed lobster, i'm not familiar with that, lobster any way is just great, especially when it is sweet. My you do so many things. My work days can get pretty long - 12 hours on December 31, but it's all in one department. Wish you great success on all your dishes - could you post photos of the lobster? I would love to see it.

  5. Oh..yum, I bet you finished almost all of it, I usually do and spend the next few days in a blur/fog LOL!