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It started in the last half of November. The songs which I detest at other times of the year were finally getting a listen on my iPhone on my commute to the office. “Christmas Time is Here!” slowly started to get me into the spirit of the Season. This past week I created a new playlist of all my favorite holiday songs to send me into overdrive. I was also organizing our company annual Winter Wonderland event so it really got me into the spirit of things and now the Season is in full gear. Holiday decorations in the stores which were annoying right after Halloween are now really pretty. At home, my baking has increased, the fruitcakes are getting a shot of rum every week, all leading up to our annual family gathering is coming up this weekend. Lord C has been kind enough to host the last few family celebrations, but a very British Christmas is Lord D and mine to host this year.
This week’s holiday dish is a good one for those who love ginger but don’t have the time or patience to roll out and cut and decorate gingerbread cookies. Gingernuts, the English version of ginger snaps is a traditional favorite cookie, this and any other time of year.