It's really not so much a cooking tip as a wish for you this Christmas Eve. Tomorrow, when you're just a little panicked about the timing, or the turkey, or the tenderloin, or y'know, whatever, just take a moment to yourself and realize one basic fact: It's only food.
If you're a cook or you simply pride yourself on your mad cooking skills, it's easy to try to push it over the holidays. It's easy to try to put out a fabulous spread for your family, and to really make "The Dinner" the event. But inevitably, something goes wrong. Your timing may be off, the turkey may be dry, cousin Ralph is acting like a jerk, the tenderloin, well, don't mess that one up, who knows. But really, it's only food. Do it as well as you can, make a great dinner, but as I always say, if you screw it up, you get to eat again in a few hours, so how much does it really matter anyway? That's the beauty of food.
Thanks for reading my blog, thanks for checking out The Kitchen Studio, and just, well, thanks. Merry, merry Christmas to all of you.