By Lori Bosworth
The clock is counting down the final hours until Christmas. I think I am better organized this year; however, there are still a few things I need to do. I am fairly pleased with my progress this year since I did send my Christmas cards out by December 3rd, I had time to make Christmas cookies for our family holiday get-together, and I decorated our Christmas tree within a day of buying it. (Sometimes, it takes me 3-4 days to decorate the tree so this was definitely a win this year.)
As far as wrapping presents goes, I had most of them wrapped by Dec. 22 – again another first since I am often wrapping gifts on Christmas Eve. I did have to back out of one holiday event that I would have liked to attend due to lack of time, but I chose to do that rather than run myself ragged.
Preparing food for holiday guests can be extremely time-consuming. Fortunately, I found a few recipes that were very easy to prepare for my family get-together including Phyllo Wrapped Asparagus with Herb Sauce, which is reprinted below with permission from Ricardo Magazine.
The Ricardo Holiday 2017 issue is currently on sale. You’ll find a lot of easy holiday recipes you can make, as well as holiday decorating and entertaining tips.
These phyllo wrapped asparagus hors d’oeuvres were a hit with my guests and it took only 30 minutes to prepare.
I hope you have most of your holiday errands done. It’s nice to be able to take a moment if you can to stop and enjoy the holiday feeling.