Now that the holiday season is officially over, I think I can safely tell you about these homemade marshmallows. "Safely" because the impetus for making these was a completely unexpected case of the holiday blues, and I didn't want to bring anyone down with my tales of woe. Because Christmas is supposed to be such a happy time. Right? It's the most wonderful time of the year. Right? Mistletoe-ing, hearts aglow-ing, snow a-blowing! Right?! It's the happiest season of all, and I had every reason to be happy. Only... it wasn't, and I wasn't.
Instead, I was feeling more than a bit bah-humbug-ish. And the more I felt that way, the more I didn't want to feel that way, and the more guilty I felt about feeling that way, which made me feel even more bah-humbug-ish. A vicious little holiday circle, it was. So I tried to find my way out of it. I made a concerted effort to focus on the positive things in my life - my family, my friends, my health, my work. I took notice of all the wonderful people making a difference in this crazy world of ours - like Gregg Breinberg ("Mr. B") of the PS22 Chorus. How could anyone remain in a bad mood after listening to those beautiful voices singing a song like this, and seeing Mr. B's infectious enthusiasm? Lastly, I made a tried-and-true recipe that was sure to banish my blues: homemade marshmallows.