OK, so I left off yesterday with holiday waistline concerns. So I tore out a delicious-looking – but light and nutritious – recipe from the December ’07 issue of Self magazine, Dates wtih Goat Cheese Wrapped in Prosciutto, fun for a cocktail party, I think. I’m a big fan of savory-date tasties – the date-sausage tapa at Solera is deadly – and this one looks easy, gorgeous, and fabulous as well, hitting on all the right levels : creamy, sweet, salty, chewy, rarrr… Check it out, let me know what you think. (Recipe posted in comments, below.)
I say check it out because I’m not actually doing much hosting this holiday season (although yes, I’m clearly doing plenty of celebrating, ha, in fact I’m out the door again tonight, but more on that later). Or nothing huge anyhow. Christmas Eve for just a few of us, a holiday brunch for a few girlfriends, that’s about it. Mellow. Nice. For some reason this has been one of the most enjoyable, festive-yet-relaxing Christmas seasons – probably because I got organized earlier than usual, spread out the wrapping and shopping and decorating… I, uh, tend to put things off a bit. Right.