I’ve been cooking (and baking) up a storm with most of my friends during the last several weeks. We’ve been baking for upcoming cookie exchanges, making latkes for Hanukah, making biscotti, scones, empanadas . . . you name it! And it’s all happening in between shopping excursions, holiday social affairs and school events. We’ve all been so busy that at last week’s appetizer swap (thank you Alma) we almost threw the food at each other instead of having a leisurely exchange.
It’s all good though.
We were so grateful to receive six dozen deliciously homemade appetizers to heat up for company throughout the hectic holidays. If we didn’t have our social cooking, I doubt we’d see our friends much at all!
So, as you’re running around, grabbing last minute gifts and gearing up for the holidays, think about what you can make with your friends. Whether it’s a gift for a teacher or cookies for the holidays, carving out any amount of time with friends in this way will give you not just food, but time with your friends.