It is that time of year

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Recently, I organized a Christmas party at my place. I had been so busy that I couldn’t give it much thought until the day arrived. I started to panic: What to serve? What to drink? What to wear?

My Frenchman answered calmly: Let’s buy some cheese from the fromagerie, fresh bread form the boulangerie and some sparkling wine.

I was nodding my head, but still, as the host I wanted to serve something homemade, isn’t it kind of every woman’s duty? Instead of looking at difficult recipes, I decided to trust something that always works: I made veggie pizza. Simple, easy to make and a “snack” that everyone actually wants to eat.

If the year with a baby has taught me something, it is this: stop thinking too difficult. Sometimes it is just better to choose the easiest path. (Yes, I am playing the baby card, when I say, I didn’t have time to prepare anything else.)

So in addition to recycling the old recipe, I recycled the playlist, too. I just added a couple of Christmas songs to our wedding playlist, and that was it. As recycling turned out to be the team, I put trust in my old sparkling silk dress, which I have worn for every Christmas party in the past three years.

Result: Successful and easygoing party, no stress. I have good memories of it. I think I am organizing a Christmas party next year, too.




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