Oh, by Gosh, by Jolly! It’s time for mistletoe and COVID. ☹
The clash between expectation and reality is a struggle for many of us during the holidays; we dream of magical meals and warm traditions and end up with burned, oddly-textured foods eaten by grumpy people you wouldn’t be friends with but see a few times a year out of obligation. Disappointment hides at the bottom of the pile of dishes every year, to some degree.