Wishing You All A Very Merry Christmas

December 24, 2015

Wishing You All A Very Merry Christmas

I can’t quite believe it’s Christmas Eve and I’m here writing my Christmas blog post.
Roaring fires, good food, and the air filled with warmth.
Oh man, I love Christmas.

I love it even if every year at Christmas I'm reminded how bad I am at wrapping gifts.
The presents are usually “wrapped” in some sort of way and then I pile on the tape.
Tape is amazing.
Another option is the Tootsie Roll Twist — doesn’t matter the size or shape of the present.
If all else fails: Gift bag. Gift bags are magic.

Anyways, I’m also busy whipping up a feast for my family.
This year the menu includes a beef roulade stuffed with all sorts of delicious things (I know, awesome), Garlic Thyme Potatoes Anna, Baked Spinach, Maple-Glazed Butternut Squash, Chocolate Avocado Chia Pudding, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
I come from a large family where everyone loves to eat well (and drink good wine).
So yeah, a lot of pressure on Mike...

As I look back at the year gone by, there is one thing that stands out the most: YOU GUYS!
I am so very grateful that you guys read this blog, enjoy it, share it, and engage with me on here, Twitter, Facebook,Instagram, and Pinterest.
I really hope that in some way it enriches your life as much as it enriches mine to write it.
Thank you.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!


  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family Mike.
    I wish I could come as that dinner sounds like a winner to me. We are actually smoking a Rib Eye Roast, can't wait! Great getting to know you better this past year. #WolfPackRocks

  2. Merry Christmast Mike! Your recipes certainly do enrich our table, that's for sure!!!

  3. Merry Christmas Mike from Croatia!!! And thanks for tasty recipes :-)

  4. Mike, your post put a big smile on my face! did you know that I am very famous in my family and also with my friends because of my legendary lack of skills wrapping gifts? It became a kind of a joke now, so everyone expects the most pathetic, horribly wrapped gifts if I wrap them myself - a 5 year old with attention deficit disorder will do a better job than me. It is absolutely pathetic. But, it's the intention that counts, right?

    Merry CHristmas, from your fan,

    the Bewitched

  5. Merry Christmas Mike!! Love your blog and Thank God for gift bags!

  6. Merry Christmas, Mike. Thank you for your blog, your recipes, your cheerfulness. Enjoy your time with family and friends. Cheers, Ardith

  7. Merry Christmas Mike, sounds like you gift wrap like my husband, Happy Holidays, C

  8. Mike, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays my friend!!
    It's been a fun year, reading your posts which always puts a smile on my face. You truly are awesome. Your food has been an inspiration in so many ways. Rock it my friend, happy cooking.