Staging for the Holiday
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Oh decisions, decisions. The family is coming here for Thanksgiving (we're celebrating on Saturday to accommodate everyone's schedule) and everyone is looking forward to their favorites - creamy mashed potatoes, stuffing with sausage and nuts, homemade cranberry sauce, two or three desserts. Oh yes, absolutely delicious.
I've found light versions of everything, but I know they will not taste the same. It is one thing for me to choose a different, lighter lifestyle, but determining how much I make everyone else follow my path has been challenging.
After much thought, I've decided to stick with most of the traditional items but I am sliding in a few extra (healthier) side dishes. People can choose what they like. We'll pack up all the more calorie-rich leftovers and send them home with whomever wants them - they just can't stay here (the relatives or the leftovers ;-).
Hope everyone's holiday exceeds expectations in the best possible way. Namaste.