Instead of a full on Christmas post I thought I would build up to the frenzy with a smattering of red. Plans for Christmas are just about complete here, gifts have been stashed away throughout the year and there is little more to do other than open the door to the postman and delivery van drivers; I tend to avoid the shops in the run up to the big day. Even though I have precision planned Christmas, and Father Christmas will not be visiting me, I can feel the excitement building in the pit of my stomach so I will probably be the first to get all hot and overwrought; somewhat like a child when it all gets too much. I must confess, this week, I also purchased my M&S Christmas gravy, I know, I know, scandalous isn't it but even though I love experimenting with different recipes the type of cooking required for a Christmas meal doesn't fill me with joy. I like to enjoy my Christmas day and this pot of gravy, ridiculous though it may sound, is the fine line between a rabid, crazed women and a serene rational member of the household, well just about!
So dear reader, what little short-cuts do you confess to, in order to keep the peace in your household?
Have a joyful week xxx