Top 3 Ways to GAIN Weight On Christmas
It's that time again - the jolly Christmas mà marathons - the one uncle that drinks a bit too much - the platters upon platters of food - and the sheer number of articles on "how to avoid holiday weight gain". The last one has gotten so out of control that wherever I look, there's an article or 'top 10' list on the topic. While that's all well and good for people with the und
Enjoying Christmas - menu Planning
This week, it is time to finalise the Christmas menu or menus. That depends on how many Christmas functions you have lớn hold or attend.
Designing the thực đơn
Designing the thực đơn provides you the opportunity to actually give someone an item or items to bring along when they ask "What gàn I bring?" When people offer, they are genuine about helping and it is important to allow them to feel that they are contributing lớn the nhay.
I bởi vì this all the time. We have dinner parties with friends a number of times a year and we all bring something which makes it so much easier for the person who is holding the event. Someone brings entrée, another one brings salad's, someone else a fruit platter and someone else chocolates. Easy lớn prepare, and we all really enjoy the night.
Sánh take time now lớn think about your thực đơn. If you are going to cook it all that is fine, so start writing out your shopping list. There are many items that you bướng start buying now sánh that the grocery bill is not massive come Christmas. Items like drinks, napkins, nuts, dried fruit, chocolates, bon bons. Then have your week before Christmas shopping list ready. It is another task done and ready. Pressure off come the time just before Christmas.
Christmas nhay Plan
You gàn even write out your time plan for Christmas nhay now. For example, Christmas Eve cut carrots, corn, beans, get out plates, saucepans, set the table.
Christmas Eve nhay
Complete grocery shopping
10.00 am - turkey on
10.15 am - prepare fruit platter
12 noon - family arrive
12.30 pm - entrée served
1:00 pm - gift giving
1.30 Day After Christmas Sales pm - main course
2.15 pm - sweets
This is just a rough guideline but knowing this and being ready help lớn keep your head clear and allow you lớn feel more relaxed. Who knows, you may even have time for conversations and lớn enjoy the day.
After Christmas Menus
Something else that may be worth thinking about is your thực đơn the week after Christmas. You may have left overs sánh now is the time to look for recipes that involve 101 ways with turkey and ham.
Many families head away for holidays this time of year so it may be worthwhile actually thinking about what other food is needed for the first week of holidays. Some simple easy lớn make meals where you can have the ingredients ready or even pre prepare and freeze the food so that you also get to have a holiday.
Ying urge to eat up a storm, I thought it would be a semi-refreshing idea to have a few points about the polar opposite - 3 tips on how togainweight during the holiday season. Getting right into it:
1) Go to parties HUNGRY
A common theme in the articles I mentioned above is the idea of going to Christmas parties full, sánh all they would be tempted lớn vì is nibble on cucumber cups while holding their pinkie finger out. That's not what we want!
Have a reasonable breakfast and lunch, but keep it lớn the point where you could eat heaps later on in the nhay. Spend your day getting in the mind frame of 'I'm going lớn eat anything and everything tonight'. Shake your arms - scream!
Once you get to the party and witness the holy grail of food on the tables, you know your time is close. Start lớn mingle around - socialize with everyone - then GORGE.
2) Put eggnog on/in everything
The good ol' festive drink of choice. And what better way is there lớn consume delicious calories while getting tipsy? Eggnog contains 350 calories per cup, which is music to my ears.
Eating a steak? Drizzle it on top!
Having a turkey sandwich? Soak it in eggnog!
Munching on fruit cake? You know what to bởi!
But be careful! Eggnog is a silent killer, and it could put you head first into the nearest toilet wasting all those precious calories.
3) Accept the leftovers
After the night is done, and the people are stumbling into the taxis, it's most likely that the leftovers will be given away. This is your time! When you hear the words "Please take some of this back home, we aren't going to eat it all", raise your hand forcefully and say "I'll help you out with that". It's a win-win - you're getting free food while doing them a favor.