I have worked 30 years during this season doing parties, catering, baking, planning, buying and prepping so someone else could have a good Christmas party or event, and I realize that a lot of you on this site, although
you don't do it for a living, are in the same boat as me.
We spend our time cooking and baking and shopping and looking at menus and recipes so the food for the season will be brought or taken care of for all the little occasions that occur during the holidays.
I cannot remember when I was offered a drink or an hors d'oeuvre or was waited on by someone, I am not bitter about it; I just never realized that I am always behind the kitchen door, and never in the party.
I cannot remember when I sat and talked with friends and family, when it wasn't in the kitchen, or with the brief moments that I walked about making sure platters were full, plates were stacked and everyone had their
I am in no way saying that this was forced upon me or that I was given an assignment. My mother took note of this when I was a child, so I guesss I am predisposed to making people happy, and making sure everyone is content.
The point of this blog post is to wish everyone a blessed Christmas, and to raise a glass to all that cook, bake, plan, sweat, toil, shop and lay awake at night so that guests attending a party or event have a great
experience with the food and care and love that was put into it.
God bless all of you and may you and your families have a blessed Christmas this year.