I’m genuinely at a loss for words. Has it really been over a month? Is it really Christmas? Already?! Was my last post seriously about mac & cheese? (Not that there’s anything wrong with Butternut Mac & Cheese, of course, but seriously?!) What about all the pumpkins, pecans, potatoes, turkeys, hams, cranberries, apples, and other wonderful ingredients my Americanized holidays typically entail? What about the magical slew of cookies that epitomize December and Christmas? Where are my cookies?!
I blame it on the food coma. You know what I’m talking about; the embarrassingly long and lethargic slumber that infallibly follows a delightful-turned-uncomfortable session of gorging or face-stuffing. Yes, I am unashamed to admit that I was such a victim post-Thanksgiving (and still am occasionally). Hence, the unintended hiatus and end of the year scurry. With only a handful of days or so left in 2010 and only a handful of hours before Christmas Day, I leave you (or at least those of you acquainted with my lifelong partner, procrastination) with a last-minute Harvest Pear Crisp with Candied Ginger recipe for an exceptionally warm and cozy Christmas holiday.