The 2012 Christmas season has been a unique one for the DillyDally family. This has been our first (and I pray our last) holiday with a completely empty nest. Because of their careers, neither Sister or Brother were able to come home ... and we were unable to travel due to Mr. DD's work. We are a family steeped in multigenerational holiday traditions ... we just couldn't motivate ourselves to maintain them without family. After much discussion ( and a bit of whining) we decided that the best way to tackle this difficult situation was to shake things up. We decided to put some traditions aside and change the sequence of those we would keep.
I usually do a lot of baking ... all of it completed before the holidays. This year I have cut down on the number of items ... am baking gradually throughout the holiday break ... and I am only making ONE batch of each recipe! I cannot remember mixing up less than a double batch of cookies! Too funny!
I must admit, it has been relaxing to make small batches of just a few items ... very different from my usual holiday baking routine.
Do what you love. Bake for those you love. Do dillydally!