Law school finals are finally over (so is half my bachelors degree) and now comes the times for long awaited baking. The past month has been spent buried in books. The whole house is stained by highlighters. And most importantly, I have gone though all my post-its. Finals are especially hard in December because all I can seem to think about are holiday preparations. I have gone over my Christmas Eve menu hundreds of times and collected thousands of cookie recipes, avoiding to read about civil procedure the principle of legitimate expectation.
I am currently setting everything up for the first batch of cookies (more on that coming later). I only have 6 days to get everything ready. We are not having a very elaborate celebration this year as the whole house is under renovation and we are not receiving anybody in this mess. A simple cocktail and hors d'oeuvre party for the 5 of us.