Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Holiday Eating

jim's little Christmas tree farm (link)
is the place to go to see my Christmas tree collection.
The hospital trees are finished.
Leave a comment on the tree(s) you like, if you like.
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Eating Tips for the Holidays

[with the Jim Bunch?]


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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.

and Drinking

[isn't Adi cute?]


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2. Drink as much eggnog as you can and quickly. 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 "eggnog-aholic" 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 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 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 again.

8. Same for pies. Apple, pumpkin and 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. Reread 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
hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO what a ride!"





Sister, Lois, sent this one:

Date: Mon 18 Dec 09:17:45 CST 2006

From: Lois

Subject: Holiday Eating Tips

To: Jim

Those are great tips. I'll try to put them into practice this Christmas, ha,ha..
Those tips hit too close to home!!

Thanks for the great tour of the Christmas trees. They are all pretty. It'd be hard to pick the best.

Adi is enjoying her water!! Good doggie!!
Sister Lois is a wise woman. All great tips.
Look not on the wine when it is red and goes down smooth...
Gidday Jim and Mrs. Jim,
I've been a little slow on blogging of late. I sure don't have as much time as Peter but then again he's retired.
I'm glad you enjoyed my post on Coffs Harbour. Some of your Chrissy tips are close to home, but what the heck it's Christmas and one has to "let their hair down at least once a year and indulge in the treats".
Just a reminder that you may remember my post way back on 26th July where I showed all my previous Xmas photos and you commented wanting to see this years.
Waal, the time is almost near as I will be posting this photo on Friday.
May you both have a enjoyable Christmas and a safe and health New Year. Roll on 2007 for the next instalment of blogging posts.

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