It’s the most wonderful time of the year
Here in Southern California, the marine layer has finally said audios until March, the tourists have gone home and college basketball is just starting. Oh, and it’s holiday baking time. The posts this month are all about logistics. We’ve got a baking-round up, a post on how to plan-out the baking bonanza and another on packaging and wrapping. Of course there will be a new recipe or two, but really, November is about getting it done while maintaining your sanity and, dare I say, enjoying the holiday spirit.
Like most pathological planners, I start thinking about holiday baking months in advance. I like to have the time to casually consider new recipes without any pressure to produce. About the same time I also start thinking about packaging. I like to do a little something different every year and the proliferation of customizable goods on sites like ETSY.com have made it not only incredibly easy but also relatively inexpensive. But, we’ll cover this in a couple of weeks.
For now, I’ve got a round-up (in no particular order) of successful recipes past to get the creative juices going. I’ve done each of these (or are planning to) for holidays with great success.