When we moved our son, our only child, into his college dorm for the first time in August, it was the beginning of a new reality for our family. I thought about all the years of the "first day of school" photos taken in the morning before heading off to the bus stop –his smiling face, probably a new lunch box, backpack, crayons, and pencils. In later years, there were still the pictures, though somewhat lacking in their enthusiasm, smiling indulgently (grudgingly?) before driving himself to school. It was after all, a tradition.
The holidays are fast approaching! It's time to plan that special holiday meal. It's also time to bake tasty treats for the special people in your life. Are you feeling overwhelmed yet? Did you know that MCPL has a fantastic collection of holiday cookery? A few of my favorites are:
Do you find yourself running around like a crazy person trying to create that “perfect” holiday season for your family? Are you exhausted from decking the halls with every Christmas decoration you own, baking every new cookie recipe you see, attending every holiday event or party across the greater KC area, or shopping for every family member or casual acquaintance? If the answer is yes, give yourself permission to take a few minutes for yourself. Check into some of the relaxation tips from one of the following books.
Everyone has a guilty-pleasure food that they like to indulge in. More often than not, there’s usually one that they have just for the holidays. The staff here at Red Bridge is no exception – from appetizers to desserts, there are foods that the workers here just absolutely adore.
Jessica is partial to peppermint ice cream.
Emily is a big fan of prime rib.
Roxy adores Russian Tea Cakes.
Susan lists cheesecake with raspberry sauce over it as her indulgence
Ruby’s choice is potatoes – any kind served almost any way.
The New Year is one of the oldest holidays that people all over the world have celebrated in different ways. Here in the U.S. we go to parties, host a party, or stay home with our family and eat, laugh and play games. We ring out the old and ring in the new.