Christmas Day is one week from today. One. Week.
Everyone keep calm and continue on.
Bought? Mostly. Except a couple of you toughies. Seriously, we are way past the time to be dropping hints. Just tell me what you want. Better yet, buy it yourself and slap a tag on it for me. Need I remind you? One. Week. Crunch time.
Wrapped? Uh, I still have one week, right?
Made? Mostly. That was last Saturday’s project (hence the reason the wrapping has not been started). Last year’s salsa kind of flopped. I did not acquire my mom’s Christmas-candy-making gene. Totally skipped me. And I’m okay with that. But there are some awkward moments when someone hands me a plate of goodies and all I have to offer in return is a hearty, “Thank you.” So, what I need is a “Christmas Goodies for Dummies,” guidebook. With the help of a coworker, I came up with a Plan B. She suggested I dip stuff in chocolate. Stuff like cinnamon bears, licorice, pretzels. That kind of stuff. And so I did. I’m not a big fan of licorice so I used Swedish Fish. And instead of pretzels I dipped Pretzel Goldfish. Though I couldn’t find any bears I substituted Hot Tamales and I have to say I now qualify for “Christmas Goodies for Geniuses.” For filler I used popcorn and nuts. As an experiment I dipped Root Beer Barrels in vanilla to produce a root beer float taste. It didn’t quite work.
Delivered? A resounding check! Even to my gluten-free friend and my friend who has gone sans chocolate. Oops. Still perfecting this whole Christmas treat thing. Have I mentioned I’m not a big treats person to begin with? I still have a sack full of Halloween candy left over. I just need to make some more for my dad to give out.
Miracle on 34th Street (newer version): Check
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (Jim Carrey): Check (thanks ABC Family)
White Christmas: Check (thanks AMC)
Christmas Vacation: Check. And check. And check. (Gee, thanks ABC Family)
Christmas in Connecticut: Check (thanks Hallmark Movie Channel)
Miracle on 34th Street: not yet
It’s a Wonderful Life: this weekend
Shopping for Christmas dinner:
Christmas parties and concerts:
My last one is tonight
Be able to enjoy the reason for the season:
How’s your Christmas coming?
Christmas Salsa by ck