This was going to be a post about Holiday Cookie Exchanges, and how I was going to make mine paleo, but then I realized there was so much more to do than that. There is so much more to do with holiday food on this, the 10th of December ! The time is now to get prepared. I share my list with you !
First things first: Make a list of all the food requirements that must shortly be met.
- Determine donation at the door for upcoming holiday party- canned goods ? T-1 day
- Order turkey from the organic people so I will not have to worry about them selling out. ASAP
- Order fruit boxes for gifting.( Make fruit box list !) ASAP !
- Raid pantry for homemade jams for neighbors on Christmas eve or Christmas day. Decorate jars. T-10 days
- Decide on thank you gifts for office- tea and chocolates in gift bags. By Monday
- Decide on thank you gifts for “ helpful people” list: ( First review the helpful people list for this year, i.e. UPS man, insurance lady, dentist, eye doctor, etc. ) Maybe also tea and chocolate depending. By Monday
- Try to pull together people who are interested in a Paleo cookie exchange. Tomorrow
- Decide what cookies I would like to make for the cookie exchange. Next Wednesday
- Decide menu for office holiday party, and see what I can get purchased before the rush. This weekend.
- Buy decorations for homemade chocolates. ( Amazon !) Tonight !
- Assess the current collection of stocking stuffers for family members and what still needs to be obtained. Be sure to get the correct chocolate percent to each of the kids (Chocolate snobs-all of them ! ) This weekend
- Plan the baking and assembling of the “ Buche de Noel” or Yule log, in chocolate and buttercream with piped meringue mushrooms. - Talk to my sous-chef son Forest : ) - Do the Saturday before Christmas.
It seems like a lot, but I do it because it’s fun and because it brings people together.
Take at look at your fun list for this holiday season, and have some fun with food. Just make sure to keep up with your workout in the event that there are a few extra calories on the holiday menu.