As we age, there's a tendency to let go of some of the traditions that have always been part of our holidays. They often seem like a lot more work than we're willing to do, and since many of us now spend our holidays at our children's homes, allowing them to start their own traditions, why bother? Looking back at past holidays, we often wonder how we were able to do it all.
A couple of surprising things happened in the course of writing my memoir, Sweet Survival: Tales of Cooking & Coping. One of them was that I became a caterer. I should add that I have absolutely no talent for this.