This will be such a quiet Solstice this year. No rushing around, no stressing over cards and shopping. We have chosen to give ourselves the gift of peace this year. We aren’t even planning a big dinner. I have a 20lb turkey I got for free up at Fred Meyer at Thanksgiving. Today I’ll throw it in the oven and forget about it until it falls off the bone, at which time I’ll dismantle it, divide it into packages for the freezer and set the stock pot to work for a massive turkey soup. If anyone drops by I’ll greet them with steaming bowls of soup and gluten-free bread.
There is no snow forecast but I love this photo from Christmas a few years ago. It sets the proper mood. May your holidays be filled with love and laughter (and fragrant soup)!