Alright people. The holidays are here in all of their glory and with them come the joys (and stress) of planning and attending holiday parties, shopping for and wrapping presents, and of course, cooking and eating delicious holiday treats.
If you are anything like me, you start the season with high hopes of restraining yourself around all of the candy, chocolate, and baked goods that people so kindly offer to you at this time of year. After several offerings, you give in to your “sweet tooth” and declare that you will start a diet on January 1st as part of New Year’s Resolution! Yeah, right. I don’t think I can remember a New Year’s Resolution that I have kept up with for more than a week or two!
This year, I have just decided to “keep it real”. I think the comedian Jim Gaffigan put it best in his standup routine Beyond the Pale; ”I have a bit of a sweet tooth” – “Oh, so you’re ordering it for your tooth, I see. Cuz it’s going straight to your [butt]. I think your tooth owes your [butt] an explanation!”
Well, my butt is well aware of what happens every year at this time and so I am going to stop worrying about it. Don’t we need a little extra cushion to help keep us warm through this cold Chicago winter? Pretty sure Tom Skilling said it is going to be the worst winter yet. Maybe I am just being smart and insulating myself a little better. Or maybe I am being generous, by giving my husband just a little more of me to love for Christmas-at least that is what I will tell him!
Either way, I am going to enjoy my holiday treats without all of the worry this year and then make a date with The Chopping Block’s resident dietician Dawn Jackson Blatner in 2012!