If you’re like me (and I hope you aren’t), you promise yourself every year that Christmas is not going to sneak up on you.
I begin the mental preparation in October. In November, I’m thinking about all the things I need to do to be ready for Christmas with time to spare. Early December rolls into town and I put up the tree and a few decorations. I’m still fully convinced at this point that I can get it all done in time to enjoy the holiday season with family and friends. Continue reading
I recently wrote about my passion for parades. We were all geared up for a weekend of parade fun, then it hit me. We’re doing too much. Something’s gotta give.
And so, what gave was the Toronto Santa Claus Parade.
Surprisingly, life has gone on in the day since Santa rode his sleigh through the T dot preceded by marching bands, colouful floats, clowns and many other fabulous characters. Continue reading
I don’t have much of a sweet tooth. Besides my weakness for chocolate, I really could do without all other sweets.
Except at Christmas. At Christmas, there is Egg Nog and shortbread. Together or separately; I love them both.
And this year, thanks to Gay Lea, I have a couple new shortbread recipes to try: Mulled Cider Shortbread Bars and Sweet and Salty Shortbread Mounds.
Unfortunately, time has not been kind to me on the cusp of this holiday season, which has left me with no opportunity to prepare and sample these delectable new desserts. Continue reading
The holidays are approaching. For my American friends, the first big one is Thanksgiving. We Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving as well (in fact, ours is this coming weekend), but not with nearly the same fanfare as the American Thanksgiving, which kicks off over a month of holiday season-ing.
So, what’s a busy mom—Canadian or American—to do when faced with an already busy schedule and several holidays piled on top? Continue reading