Monday, 24 December 2012

Just the two of us

I write this with an aching back (the result of a frenzy of cleaning today), with presents still to be wrapped, the Christmas menu not yet finalised 100%, and with sweat on my brow.  Yes, after going AWOL last year, it seems summer might just have arrived.

I will be hosting members of my husband's family tomorrow.  I'm happy about that, as I get to do it on my terms.  Although one thing I realised.  When you're used to cooking for just two, figuring how much asparagus you need for 10 can be a bit tricky!

Wishing all of you the very best for this season.  Hoping that you each find your own way to celebrate, commemorate, and to just "be."  And hoping you know how important you are in my heart, and how grateful I am that you share your lives with me here.

11 comments:

  1. dear Mali,
    I wish you a nice Christmas dinner (yes, cooking for more then 2 can be tricky!).
    And - all the best in the year to come!

    I am greateful that you share your life with me.

    Hugs!

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  2. We are thinking the same thing here...it is much more difficult to figure out potatoes for 10 than 2! Happy Holidays!

    I haven't been posting much because I have been too busy. I'm still reading though. Hopefully now that the holidays will pass...time will find me again.

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  3. Happy Holidays to y'all. Hope it all goes well, especially with cooking for more than two!

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  4. I learned how to cook from my mom - who was cooking for 6 (or more, if there was a recipe specifically for large family functions). Now, my husband is always complaining because I make waaaay too much food for the 3 of us. Oh well...

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  5. Hope your Christmas was merry. Wishing you all the best in the new year. ox

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  6. And to you too, missus. Hope it all went swimmingly. All the best for 2013

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  7. Hope you had a fun Christmas!!! We had a peaceful one. Wishing you a lovely start of the coming new year as well! :-) I'll be busy with work this time, but at least all the stores are closed on NY he he...

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  8. hope you had a wonderful holiday!

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  9. Just catching up on my blog reading and wanted to wish you a Happy 2013! It's been a pleasure 'meeting' you here and sharing experiences for our greater good. You've hit the nail on the head with something - I remember saying (quite often!) to the folks at Christmas that we simply "don't do catering"... I'm used to feeding two now and that's just the way it is :)

    Happy holidays!

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  10. (Belated) Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! :)

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  11. Thanks all for the good wishes.

    I'm able to report that I over-estimated on the asparagus (carrots, beans) by about 30%, but under-estimated on the whipped cream requirements. Smoked salmon was spot on. ;-)

    And we had the hottest Christmas Day since 1934! Hope your days were just as enjoyable as ours was.

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