Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

It's official.
I should not cook dinner during Christmas Break.
Now, I'm a good cook. I really enjoy cooking.
But there is something about cooking during the craziness of Christmas.

Besides burning popcorn and about 3 dozen bagels and tossing every cookie sheet I own into the trash, I charred pizza last night.
Since I didn't have any cookie sheets left (really. I tossed all three of them with quite a diatribe into the trash can after messing up the bagels. You should try it. It was very freeing.) I had to put the pizza I had planned for dinner on the grill. I have done this before and it turned out beautifully. 
This pizza?
It ended up in the trash.
It looked like briquets.
Or a tree after a terrible firestorm.
Charred beyond recognition.
All this after telling my eldest, I love cooking for my family. It's nurturing and creative.
She was still hoping I would rather do her laundry.
I just might be persuaded.

My wish for you this Christmas is peace, laughter with your family, (whether or not you burn dinner beyond recognition), moments you can treasure and HOPE.

Enjoy a quiet moment listening to this beautiful Christmas song:


  1. oh LYNN!!!
    Its a sign Chinese for Christmas it is! LOL
    This is why I stay far far away from the kitchen :)

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas EVE
    try not to burn the house down;0

  2. It's hereditary! You know me and mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving. Kid and I had Del Taco last night and that was just FINE.

  3. I do hope you had a Very Merry Christmas my friend. Burnt food and all... Hee Hee....

    Hugs, Linda

  4. Oh dear, this is a very familiar scene here...but do tell, was it bad enough that you set off the smoke alarm and have to open the windows??? If not, see it wasn't all that bad....and if it was that bad.....well at least "she" is in good company ;)

    Hoping you had a wonderful Christmas!


    Romeo and "her"

  5. This is hilarious, Lynn...and I so get it! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  6. Love this story, Lynn. Sorry you had to throw out so many cookie sheets, but I'm so glad that it didn't deter you from enjoying Christmas with your family.
    PS. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! xo