Let the Holiday Challenges begin!
Saturday, December 15, 2012
I am going to a Christmas dessert party tonight. Why, why, why? This is possibly the worst thing I can do right now. But the hosts are very dear friends that I don't see very often so I cannot refuse to go. Fortunately, it is casual--which is good--I currently own two shirts that fit and I have a choice of 4 pairs of jeans that are only one size too big, so I can make do. Of course if it was dressy, I have two new dresses that I bought last weekend when I made DH go shopping with me. Of course, I have no stockings or shoes (I throw out dress shoes if they hurt-and they all hurt) so I would be wearing a dress and a pair of running shoes with white socks!
As an aside: the dresses are size 14W, down from a 20W in September 2011, I'm almost out of the Women's sizes and into Ladies (and I would be if my bust would shrink down a bit more)
Back to the party. I have to make a dessert. Ugh! I guess I should have chosen a lightened version of something or a lovely fruit platter, but I haven't tested any reduced sweets and I don't want a major flop on my hands. I hate baking disasters! And a fruit platter just seems insulting to all the other guests who expect something gooey and delicious. Or at least rich and buttery. So I am going tried and true (and stupidly easy) with Palmiers. They have only 2 ingredients and when I ran them through the recipe calculator they show as just 65 calories and 3 grams of fat each. Not great, but not as horrible as they could be. I''m also keeping my calorie intake low for the day, so if a yummy dessert pushes me into eating something I normally wouldn't, at least I won't derail my whole day.