Monday, January 21, 2013
You know how people say that there is a song for every occasion. It's true. Any situation, if you think hard enough, there is the perfect song for all situations. The same can be said about food.
Weddings, birthdays, you gotta have cake. Summer barbeques demand hot dogs and macaroni salad. Fall festivals have candy apples and pie. And don't get me started on holidays.
The one thing that I insisted on this year with my family is to try and celebrate things without a lot of fatty food. It sounds like a good plan, but honestly, it's a lot harder than it seems.
See, we are doing the super bowl party at our house this year. I have been getting texts from friends and family for the past few days wondering what to bring. Do I need chips? Is there going to be enough beer? What kind of sandwiches? They know about my resolution and they are fearful that I'm going to have fresh veggies and lean turkey sandwiches with no mayo. And truthfully, I was.
I don't want to cave under the pressure, but I want everyone to have a good time. I'm afraid we are going to be the pariahs of our community. I can see them storming our house with forks screaming "We want wings." I know there are lots of recipes for healthier versions of what we eat, but they want the old standards.
Food is like music. If they want to dance(eat), I have to play something with a beat(bad for me foods) or I might hit a sour note.