Topic: Well, it's the holidays again

i find that this floats up all the time around the holidays...enjoy!

I hate aspects of this time of year. Not for its crass commercialism and forced frivolity, but because it's the season when the food police come out with their wagging fingers and annual tips on how to get through the holidays without gaining 10 pounds.

1. About those carrot sticks. Avoid them. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. Like fine single-malt scotch, it's rare. In fact, it's even rarer than single-malt scotch. You can't find it any other time of year but now. 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 eggnogaholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It's later then you think. It's Christmas!

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 an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other peoples food for free. Lots of it. Hello? Remember college?

6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Years, 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 eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa. 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. You can't leave them behind. You're not 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? Labor 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, mate.

10. And 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. Reread tips. Start over. But hurry! Cookieless January is just around the corner.

Re: Well, it's the holidays again

hell yeah.......the rules to live

the only time of a year that food lovers actually come across a feast desighned for them..

i'd also add the rolls.......
the only time of year when rolls should wit out a doubt be homemade......the kind that melt in the mouth and are so damn good you can'd help but eat a whole plate full yourself

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I gained 10 pounds just reading this  tongue

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Oh God I love the pumpkin pie.......:rolleyes:

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mmmmmmm, makin me want food. and dont worry, i always pig out at the holiday season. and sience im still a teen, i can tell when im starting to grow again, because i never get full of food for more than an hour.... and it started last week big_smile. im happy about that. ill be able to stuff my face with all the food i can find for the next month or so. and another great thing, i never gain weight. i have a high matabolism. i can literally eat 10 pounds of food, and not gain any weight, iv done it. i stay at 120 lbs no matter what.

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Be the first Thanksgiving - Christmas without my grandad being here...gonna be a tough one for us all.

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sorry to hear about that far as christmas goes it'll be the same on this grandpa and grandma have come to my house on christmas eve every year since i can remember.......but my grandpa died in a car crash a couple of months this'll be our first without too...........definatly gonna be hard to get use to

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Well I'm off work til Monday so I will be drinking me plenty of beers tonight if any of ya'll are gonna be on here.

Tomorrow, I'm going to my folks house for Thanksgiving lunch with my grandmothers and uncles being there too. Then tomorrow night I am gonna watch the Falcons vs Colts game with my parents.

Friday - off work so it's GET DRUNK time, yeah haw!!!

Saturday - going over to a buddies house for the UGA vs Ga. Tech college football game party. There's about 50 people gonna be over there and we're getting drunk for the game and grilling out.

Sunday - hangover city!:P

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hey Rippy i work 4pm-11pm today so do a few shots for me and drink a few beers for me too, so i dont die tongue


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Kill The Firstborn wrote:

hey Rippy i work 4pm-11pm today so do a few shots for me and drink a few beers for me too, so i dont die tongue

Sure thing!:cool:

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That's awesome, KTFB. 
My mom makes creamy mushroom gravy that kicks ass.  Mmmmmmm.

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Every year my parents make a mean spread for Thanksgiving. You can't have Thanksgiving without gravy. And man the stuffing. Hmmmhmmm. Now for what you said KTFB about the working out thing, yeah. Ummmm. That ain't happening with me. I work out pretty much every day. So hell i'm always still good to go when it comes to eatting. Now get out of my way and give me my cookies. lol


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Well tomorrow, I know we'll be having a big lunch at my folks house:

Turkey, baked ham, gravy, mashed potatoes, black eyed peas(and Fergie will being tasting good in my mouth lol:lol:), butter beans, etc.......:cool: