December's days are shorter with long nights. We tend to stay at home now and burn the lights longer in the evening. Preparations for Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa and the holiday season bring urgency and anticipation to the whole month.|
There's no time to lose in making gifts from the kitchen. We want to make them early, so we have time to present them prettily.
A convivial cup is in order on these festive days. Punches, eggnog and hot drinks of all manner will help the celebrations. When searching for Christmas recipes, remember many of the
Thanksgiving recipes can easily be called Christmas recipes.
Vegetables of the month: Mushroom - it lends itself to soups, salads, and stuffing.