Monday, December 20, 2010

'Tis the Season

With Christmas just around the corner, I am noticing more and more "treats" around the house. My husband made a batch of Hello Dolly Squares (a heavenly concoction of chocolate chips, coconut, walnuts and a graham crumb crust topped with a can of Eagle Brand Condensed Milk) for his co-workers and has left a container of the rejects in the freezer. I am making peppermint chocolate bark on a regular basis and soon my husband will come home with a selection of baked goods from work. I have made a decision to just cut loose this week. Get it out of my system and enjoy the holidays like everyone else. I am not going to restrict myself in enjoying the festive beverages and treats of the holiday season.

Last year at this time, I was diagnosed with sudden and unexplainable liver failure and so Christmas was a terrible time. Severe nausea and a strict no-fat/no alcohol/no sugar diet resulted in significant weight loss during a time when we humans usually pack on an extra 10 pounds. I was very sick and desperate to get well so I followed the doctor's orders and eventually I was back to normal.

I think I deserve a break this year and I am not going to be concerned with fat/sugar or alcohol intake for the next week or so. I don't think you should be either. Let's celebrate and have a good time!


  1. I'm sure a well-deserved Pomegranate Martini is in your's the drink of pin-up girls everywhere. And not just pin-up girls, I love them too....I'm stocking the pantry. Indulge!