Well, the weather outside promises to get frightful, but holiday roundups are delightful
Greetings from New Hampshire, where the weather folk have told us to expect snow from tonight through Saturday evening. The skies have grown gray, and there’s that familiar bite in the air. I thought that it would be as good a time as any to have a holiday roundup of recipes (especially for a solo Christmas dinner), last-minute gifts, things to do, and what might if it’s just gotten to be a bit much.
Holiday roundup of recipes
Here’s a bunch of ideas to make your table merry and bright. Click on an image to go to the post.
Merry Little Solo Christmas Dinner
Flying solo (or small) this year? Awesome. Check out the series on making a holiday meal to remember!
Cook Yourself a Merry Little Solo Christmas Dinner
Plan Yourself a Merry Little Solo Christmas Dinner
Shop for Your Merry Little Solo Christmas Dinner, And a Recipe
Cook (and Eat!) Your Merry Little Solo Christmas Dinner!
Deck the (tiny) halls!
Small spaces for the holidays.
Holidays in Small Spaces: Deck Your (Tiny) Halls
Holiday roundup of things-to-do posts
I’m missing Somerville’s over-the-top holiday displays this year. Somerville’s Illuminations Tour starts this weekend, if you’re in the Boston area, I highly recommend it. There’s also ideas of things to do in your hometown over the holidays. If you’re lucky enough to be in Zagreb, Croatia, I have you covered, too!
Advent Zagreb: An Annotated Map to Zagreb’s Christmas Market Wonderland
14 Interesting Things to Do in Your Hometown Over the Holidays
Illuminations Tour 2021: Oh Light-Up Town of Somerville
Merry and Oh So Bright: The Somerville Illuminations Tour
If you’re looking for gift ideas for the traveler or cook in your life, here are some ideas.
A Kitchen Gift Guide for the Cooks in Your Life
Carry-On Essentials: What to Pack for the Journey
What to Pack for the Balkans in Autumn? My Best Picks
If you’re looking for year-end donation ideas, here are some organizations that help:
- Sustainable Harvest International (sustainable farming practices in Central America)
- Rosie’s Place, which provides hot meals and groceries to unhoused women and others in Boston, as well as services to address their long-term needs
- Food for Free, which rescues food that would go to waste and channels it to people in need in Greater Boston
- World Central Kitchen, which provides meals in the wake of disasters
Sometimes, it’s all just a bit much, isn’t it?
If you need a beat, here’s a couple of posts that might help.