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.
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: