If your Christmas holiday goals include making your own food, you will have to carefully plan and organize this activity. In your mind, reassess the success of last Christmas's baking. Did you make too much, too little, or just enough? If you baked cookies that didn't get consumed until March, then, don't bake as many this year. On the other hand, did you run short of homemade goodies last year? Did you gain 10 pounds due to oversupply that you were forced to finish the rest of them?
A good way to measure the success of your homemade Christmas goodiesis to ask your family what food items they really enjoyed most during the past Christmases. From the answers you get, you have a guide on planning this year's baking, doing away with the items that were not favorites unless they are something that you truly like.
Sometimes we are accustomed to think that it is a necessity to make certaintraditional foods, no matter what. Evaluate. Perhaps your family did not ever enjoy these as much as you thought they did. Some people like dark fruitcake and others favor light fruit cake, while some don't like fruitcakes at all. If your family likes a bit of both, then have a friend bake the dark and you bake the light, and do an exchange-cakes activity. You may find that your Christmas baking can be much simpler this year with your family members truly enjoying the food that they like.
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