Oh, my - busy week! The Nutcracker (Kalliope's first!) is one for the books. She did great - as did all the young dancers. So - anyway - very quick on the links today.
How to wrap gifts like a Japanese professional.
Making traditional mincemeat pies - I do LOVE mincemeat!
You know, the Advent and Christmas season can positively buzz with activity making it difficult to provide healthy home-cooked meals. And right at a time when you are trying to spend more time as a family...and less money at restaurants! Once a Month Meals is a like the honey in that wild buzzing beehive of the holiday season. Check it out - great resource for quick fix and make ahead meals.
Do you, like me, seem to wind up every year with some oddly-shaped gift that absolutely defies wrapping? Oh, sure you can just get an enormous gift bag...but then the gift just sort of knocks around in there always tipping over. Check out this helpful idea!