Last year’s holiday season was even more blurry than it usually is, a whirlwind of constant movement Expectations and reduction and understanding how, exactly, to approach the usual approaches to encouraging holidays in a world where nothing was normal.

But this year, as we move toward what the new normal will be, there is a growing sense that doing whatever brings you joy should be the new “tradition”: yes, make enough mashed potatoes for 12 (whether you have 11 guests or not). Serve them). Deal with a roasted turkey recipe chef, and if that does not work, say screw this And just order a take out. Have a dinner party with nothing but toppings and champagne. Whatever you say! The idea of ​​a celebration should be all about what makes you feel comforted or accomplished, and allows you to relax or go a whole pig as needed. However, the food at home for the holidays this year is about bringing joy to the dinner table – no matter what form it wears.