Christmas is just days away. I’m really looking forward to it. Brian and I are spending Christmas just the two of us for the first time ever and then we’re going to visit my parents and my sister and her husband and my nephew. I’m proud of the presents I’ve bought. I have some cooking projects coming up I’m looking forward to. Tomorrow is the last day of school this year. But I am tired. The week before school break always seems to drag on and, with last Friday’s tragedy in Connecticut, this week has been extra long. It’s times like these that I reach for simple, comforting, relatively fast meals.