Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Holiday Eating Tips (Thank You Veda From The Unalaska Advertiser for Passing this Along)

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1. Avoid carrot sticks. 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. It's rare.. You cannot 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 eggnog-alcoholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it.
Have one for me. Have two. It's later than 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
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 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 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. If
you leave them behind, you're never going to see them

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.
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,


Mystic said...

#1 and #5!!!!!!!!! Amen! Why in the world would you put carrots on a Christmas table! LOL Thanks for passing along the Christmas tips.
Merry Christmas everyone!

Kim said...

Merry Christmas! ENjoy yourselves.

Margrita said...

Love the tips very funny. Thanks fior sharing your experiences with us Have a Merry Christmas

Kathy said...

Great list, but I have to make an objection about the fruitcake. If you don't like it, you just haven't tried a good one. There's a reason that orders of monks are able to support themselves baking and selling the stuff. If you don't like the dark kind, try the light ones. Claxton makes a nice, light cake. It's good. Really! Would I lie to you? :o)

Lori said...

Merry Christmas CB! I'm addicted to Egg Nog (goes great with Kaluha). I'm back from Disney and have done enough exercising (walking hundreds of miles) for a while. We actually had a couple of "cool" days, so it truly felt like Christmas (well, as close as it gets here in FL).

Janice said...

Merry Christmas CB. Loved the Christmas Miracle story as well as your hike up to Bunker Hill. There are a couple of photos showing the GA in the background and there is a long building with a gray/blue roof which looks like a hotel also. Is it?

Well Cheers and have a great Holiday Season to all.

Carlisleboy said...

Thanks Guys!!
Jancie. The buildings you are referring to are all housing for Unisea employees, as well as "The Galley" where all the employees can eat buffet style for Free. Basically if you look at the photo Any of the buildings with Flat roofs are the processing plants, and any with real roofs are housing.

Eye Ball said...

I like eggnog. But on Christmas Eve morning I just eat eggs in the morning for the protein, and then before going to the in-laws in the afternoon, I go straight to the liquor.

Also, I would be happy to eat 10 pounds of fruitcake in lieu of going to the in-laws.