Happy Everything

It’s the day before Christmas  and the day before we leave on vacation. My dishwasher is broken–and I am making puff pastry. I don’t have a photo of the puff pastry because I know I will be too busy to post later. Here is a link to Gluten Free Girl and the Chef’s  Gluten Free Rough Puff Pastry recipe that I am using.

My son has asked me for Beef Wellington about 10 times in the last week after seeing it on Master Chef Junior. I vaguely even knew what Beef Wellington was–although I did know it involved puff pastry–which got me thinking about making puff pastry even though I already have way too much to do and it will certainly take up precious time that could be spent on wrapping or packing. 

I don’t think Alex even wants Beef Wellington now–when I finally agreed to make it he seemed not so interested. Which takes the pressure off. At least it will not be a major component of the main course I am serving on Christmas Eve. My daughter has requested Ina Garten’s Spaghetti Bolognese–which is easy enough and leaves time for my puff pastry experiment.

A pear tart with some amazing pears that were sent to me as a holiday gift is also on my “to do” list for today.

Wow. There is a lot to do–which is why I haven’t blogged much since Thanksgiving. It’s all been very good–but I am just trying to get through the day without a dishwasher. 
One recipe/meal at a time.

Happy everything. Here is a photo of my mountain of dishes drying.

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