What Are Your Holiday Plans This Year?

For weeks now, we've been talking non-stop about Christmas cookies, special meals for Christmas and Hannukah, edible gifts, and setting a festive holiday table. And now the holidays are actually here! What do you have planned?

My parents will be visiting this year, making this the first Christmas that they come to me instead of the other way around! Our plans, as always, revolve around food.

My mother has requested a cookie-making session and I am more than happy to oblige. Meanwhile, my father has his sights set on a batch of homemade ciabatta, which will go perfectly with the big pot of pork ragu I have planned for Christmas Eve dinner. Then on Christmas morning, I'll be making a version of Elizabeth's cream cheese braids.

And then...lounging. Lots and lots of lounging. It's been a busy year and I'm happy to have a few days to just sit with my family, eat good food, and catch up on a pile of books.

How are your plans shaping up?

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(Images: Faith Durand and Elizabeth Passarella)