In response to the generosity of our families and friends, I’m posting my observations of Christmas food. This may be a repost and, if so, please forgive me. It’s still festive, and it makes my stomach growl with anticipation.
Christmas food. We are awash with goodies. Cakes, candy, nuts, and nibbles abound in the work place, at home, everywhere. Gifts arrive in the mail with orders to EAT NOW. And, we do eat.
We eat everything we’re offered, everything we want. We’re like teenagers home alone with the key to the liquor cabinet. During most of the year we are controlled by dieting, by guilt and by sheer will power. We resist the temptations of the palate. The foods we allow ourselves are predetermined by our desire to win the battle with weight. Motivation and determination have a positive effect; we lose inches; we feel better. Hungry – but better.
But, as holiday goodies close in on us, we shelter behind a bunker of honey-baked ham – we arm ourselves with bottles of champagne and loads of cheese balls. A barrage of chocolate covered cherries rains over us, a relentless fusillade of homemade cookies assails us. And, like most people, we are powerless to fight this onslaught. Like most people, we eat our ammunition and march straight into the mouth of the enemy. Soon, this will be over. The New Year, always our savior, will once again lead us toward our better natures – toward self-control and optimism about our eating habits.
However, until New Year’s Day, remember – ’tis the season to eat for no reason. So, enjoy!
What are your favorite Christmas foods? And, btw, Happy Holidays!