Well, not really. But I do find myself with 2 weeks of unbridled free time and guess where I plan on spending it? That’s right, cart-ramming with the best of them at Market Basket and Costco. Hopefully the next two weeks will let me cross some of the more obscure recipes that I’ve been dying to try off my list… and, at the very least, I get to amuse myself in pretending that my fantasy of playing with food and feeding people for an actual living has finally come to fruition. This week’s many projects include seafood alla arrabbiata over polenta, muglai chicken with spiced rice, and chicken with BLT gravy. Then, of course, Christmas! Eighteen tentacle-loving diners await the my family’s annual Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes, and then some fun appetizers are planned for Christmas Day. Loving this new job of mine already.