Didn’t I just spent two solid days in the kitchen cooking for Thanksgiving? The dreaded day after required me to be up to my elbows in dish soap. I don’t even want to remember the kitchen clean-up.
Then came Christmas parties…potlucks…oh, my aching head.
I read all your baking recipes. I drooled and possibly gained two pounds from excessive cookie looking, but I just couldn’t muster the ambition to bake AGAIN. Perhaps it’s fear of not creating a culinary masterpiece or it could be that I’m just too overwhelmed with holiday shopping, entertaining, and celebrations…not a chance. The real reason for my kitchen slump is laziness.
I just don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen sifting flour, melting butter, and making gravy…oh wait, I almost forgot I don’t sift. Still! This holiday is supposed to be all about the presents, not the food.
We’re sending our domestic goddesses to an early grave by allowing our appetites to dictate our Christmas cuisine. We should be ashamed of ourselves.
I will now share Holiday recipes – lazy style.
FYI: I AM cooking a small ham.
Boston Market is nice enough to precook delicious sweet potato casseroles and baked apples. They ship them to BJ’s and lazy people like me buy them, throw them in a dish, heat, and serve. If you are into self-preserving your image as a domestic goddess, stick these in a fancy dish and discard any and ALL evidence of the wrappings.
Boston market also has mashed potatoes, but FringeMan would have convulsions if I served him “pretend” mashed potatoes. I don’t worry about him having too much plaque in his arteries, but rather too many mashed potatoes.
Of course we need sweets, so here’s a lovely pumpkin pie. It will taste wonderful to me since I didn’t need to mash the pumpkins, fight with the crust, and forget to add the sugar. I will whip my own cream.
I couldn’t resist the eclairs! Apparently three other munchkins couldn’t resist either. Don’t kid yourselves, these are never going to make it until Christmas day.
Ribbon candy is one of my personal favorites. You might even say a tradition.
Since my hand mixer broke the other day, looks like Santa is getting an eclair. Oh, no! I just realized I have no mixer to make whipped cream…looks like that’s going to come out of a can too. On the bright side, maybe Santa will bring me a Kitchen Aide…please Santa. I think I have as much chance of getting a Kitchen Aide this year as I did with the Corvette.
A domestic goddess I’m not, but hats off to the rest of you!
From my FringeFamily to yours, Merry Christmas! It is my prayer that each of you enjoy a happy and safe holiday filled with love, cheer, and lots of presents.