It’s confession time. I am not really into holidays. I know, the horror. Hear me out. We are a multi-religion house, which means I have twice the holidays to deal with. It’s all menorah, christmas tree, dreidel, reindeer.
I hope it doesn’t make you like me less when I tell you that just because we are a multi-religion house, doesn’t mean we actually care or abide by any standard traditions. Because of all that twice the fun business, we really just sort of blow it off. We carve our own path, it works for us. And since I am food blogger, around this time of year a lot of people say something to the effect of “Oh, you must be so busy blogging about the holidays!” Well, err. The truth is, I am just straight up busy blogging about butter and red wine, I don’t really have time for all these holiday specific dishes and crafts.
I think I just labeled myself as the Grinch.
It’s not that I don’t appreciate the magic of the holiday season, it’s just that it’s a lot of extra work for things that don’t matter. It doesn’t matter if I put up a tree or wrap fake boxes or light candles. What matters is that I am grateful for my life and those around me, and I tell them I appreciate them and celebrate our love for one another and drink schnapps. (Well, that’s what matters to Brian and I…)
And so my gift to you is the understanding that just because I am a Grinch, doesn’t mean all you other people are Grinchy too. And that’s why I’ve made you cookies.
- Cocoa Powder - 1 cup
- Powdered Sugar - 3 cups
- Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
- Egg Whites - 4
- Vanilla - 1 tablespoon
- semi-sweet chocolate chips - 1 cup
- Peppermint Sticks - 1 cup, crushed