Don't mind me, the auto inflatable PFD vest I'm wearing under my apron is merely a safety precaution. I feel like I'm starting to drown...okay, sinking a little. I have so much to do. Still. And. I need to beat the weather to get it all done.
I don't anticipate any fire alarms, but just in case, I have my fire extinguisher close at hand. The whistle is clinched between my teeth in case I need to summons the emergency response team--aka sleeping till noon teenagers.
I think I will catch my breath when everyone gathers around the dining room table Christmas Eve for a feast of holiday cheer. While they will be thinking meat, I'll be thinking something stiff on the rocks.
Or. Say. This.
Santa Hat Martini
1 part Malibu Rum
3 parts cranberry juice
grenadine for extra red color
dip rim of martini glass in powdered sugar/water solution
then roll glass in coconut
add mini candy cane to glass