In light of all the food prep that's going on here, I give you a very funny eating guideline to help get you through season of the holiday buffet. Thanks to my friends Jim and Shirl from B.C. who sent it to me. Make sure you read all the way to the bottom to see the 'motto to live by'. Knitters will 'get it' for sure.
2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. It's rare. You cannot
find it any other time of year So drink up! Who cares that it
has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into
an eggnog-alcoholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for
me. Have two. It's later than you think.
3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of
gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your
mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.
4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk
or whole milk.. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports
car with an automatic transmission.
5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in order to control your eating.
That's the whole point of going to a holiday party is to eat other's people's food for free.
Lots of it. Hello?
6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New
Year's. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps,
which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of
7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted
cookies in many shapes and sizes, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them
behind, you're never going to see them again.
8. Same for pies. Apple, pumpkin, mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or if
you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have
three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labour Day?
9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with
the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean,
have some standards.
10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention. Re-read tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner.
Remember this motto to live by:
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO! What a ride!"
Have a great holiday season!
I couldn't agree more - except for the part about the Christmas Cake which I'd swap out for the instructions about the cookies. Cookies, in one for or another are always kicking around somewhere but as the name implies Christmas Cake only comes around at Christmas!'Hope your party was grand!
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