I have been staring at this screen for the past hour trying to figure out a way to sign off for the year, but what I want to say is pretty simple, so I think I’m just going to come right out and say it: Thank you. It never ceases to amaze me how engaged the DALS community is, and I am so grateful for yet another year of your support — whether it’s your book purchasing, your blog comments, your instagram likes and emojis, your personal emails, your pork ragu love letters. In a year of tough headlines, I hope that this blog has been something of a respite for you (it certainly has been for me) and I’m happy to say that there’s a lot to look forward to in 2015, including a cool little DALS re-design, a five-year anniversary celebration (!), a recipe that is threatening to strip our pork ragu of its Best Dinner Party Dish title (for real), and a new book coming down the pike that I could not be more excited about.
I’ll be back in January, but in the meantime, here are a few posts you might like to revisit over the holidays while we’re gone:
Classic Christmas Cookies (shown above); 21 Rules for Entertaining; Pomegranate-Braised Pork with Cabbage (not really holiday, but we’re having it tonight); Last-minute gift ideas; A perfect apres-ski vegetarian dinner; And another one that is decidedly not; Family-friendly restaurants in NYC; A quickie back-pocket quiche for Christmas morning; A healthy, satisfying soup to keep on the stovetop on feast days (to keep you from filling up on junk); A cocktail that will help you survive any level of family dysfunction; My dad’s trick for staying in control amid the holiday chaos; finally #49 on this list.
Love, Jenny & Team DALS
What was that? Did someone say New Year’s Resolutions? Better family dinners? Have I got a book for you!