All I Want for Christmas!!
Dec. 24, 2012 4:21 am
Updated: Jan. 9, 2013 7:31 pm
Tonight is the night - the night the big jolly guy breaks into everyone's houses and eats our cookies, drinks our milk, and takes a carrot or two for his reindeer. In exchange for that, he leaves a few gifts. He's a pretty amazing guy - in fact I wonder
if he's a "guy" at all. I mean - I don't know many men who can start a job and finish it all in one day! Mrs. Claus is amazing; I'm sure she's behind Mr. Claus - pushing him all the way. She knows how to get her man moving!
Now I must apologize here to all the men on AllRecipes. There are always exceptions to any rule ((That's why I try not to judge people)) and I believe a cooking man is a man who can get things done. A man who cooks understands the importance of finishing
a job once started. Therefore, I'm sure all the AR men are men just like Santa - if you start a job you finish it!
I haven't made a Christmas list for myself in years but this year I have one. It's not long, but there's really only one thing on it that I can get for myself.
Dear Santa - If you ask me I'll tell you that I have been a very good girl this year! If you ask a lot of other people I'm sure you'll find one or two of them who will agree with me. Of course you'll have to find the right people to ask. Anyways... I do
have a short list of things I'd like this year. I'm hoping you can help me out:
1. the number one thing I would like for Christmas is something that actually got taken away from me - My Blue Star here on AllRecipes. I always loved that little blue star after my name. It gave me a warm, fuzzy feeling and made me a part of a special group.
I loved that I belonged to such a special group of wonderful people who all shared the same love - food and cooking! Now after my name it says I'm a "Pro". I don't think I'm a Pro and I'm not being paid like a Pro, so personally I'd rather have the Blue
Star back. I know I'm not alone in this, so if you're gonna give me my blue star back please give it back to everyone. I hope your elves know how to make blue stars - you're going to need a lot of them!
2. the other thing I'd like for Christmas is more time in the coming year to be able to cook and bake. There was a time when I could come home from work and whip up a batch of cookies, or prepare a favorite meal. Now we're lucky if I have time to even go
to the grocery store and buy the ingredients for that favorite meal. I started losing all that time when my kids reached the age of going to school and joining clubs, sports teams, etc. Now that my kids are 27 and 23 and don't even live at home you'd think
I'd have some time again. I did have time for a very brief moment a year ago. It fell somewhere between the time period of Steve no longer playing baseball and us acquiring a Mexican Restaurant. I'm not going to complain - it is quite nice to have Victor
and Hugo and Arael as our own personal chefs who can cook anything Mexican we want to eat and then we don't even have to clean up; but I do miss the days of having time to cook and relax.
I realize my #2 wish is something I'll have to work on myself; and I have. We're getting the restaurant work down to a routine where we only need to actually go there twice or three times a week. But then something always comes up. Like it snowed and the
snow shovel was broken and there was no salt for the sidewalks, and nobody thought to call the snowplow guy. These are things they just don't think of. Obviously we didn't think of them either until after the fact.
My biggest wish is something I am not alone in and I wish it every day. Santa, you will need some help with this one as we all need to work together on it. I wish for peace on Earth. Merry Christmas and a Happy Prosperous New Year to all my "AllRecipes Family"!
May you all find good health and happiness under your tree this year!