If you are anything like me, this time next week your kitchen counters will be littered with cans and bags and pots and pans, all laid out in preparation for cooking the big feast on Thanksgiving.
I love Thanksgiving.
Everything about it, honestly. The parade. The football. The gathering of friends and family. The aromas coming from the kitchen. But, really most especially, I love the food.
If I could figure out how to eat my entire Thanksgiving dinner on a serving platter instead of a plate like the rest of the my family, I totally would. I prepare for weeks to get ready for the stomach stretching awesomeness of this day.
Lisa and I were having a conversation today about our favorite Thanksgiving foods, especially the ones that we only enjoy on that special day. In my case, it is my sister-in-law’s recipe for sweet potato casserole. Before I met my husband, sweet potatoes were not a part of my Thanksgiving, which is just a crying shame if you ask me. That is 21 years of my life that I missed out. Don’t worry, I do my best to make up for lost time by eating more than my fair share now.
Lisa discovered her favorite Thanksgiving food through marriage, also. Her mother-in-law makes an amazing Jell-O salad. Lisa said it is so delicious that she often dreams about it. And, y’all, after seeing the recipe I am dreaming about it, too! Let’s just say that it will definitely be added to my table this year.
But, here is where the conversation got interesting.
I asked her if given the choice between eating the entire Jell-O salad or skipping it altogether what she would do? Keep in mind, this is a once a year food. So, knowing that, I felt really confident about what her answer would be.
I mean, hello, of course the answer is that she is eating the entire Jello salad, right? RIGHT?
She told me that if given the choice between having to eat the entire trifle bowl of Jell-O salad in one sitting or skipping it totally, she would skip it.
Just to be clear, if it is up to me, and I am answering this question, I am eating the ENTIRE vat of sweet potato casserole. Period. I don’t even care if it makes me sick, because the thought of skipping it and thus missing out on it for an entire extra year totally makes me cry. Sob, honestly.
Lisa made the really good point that the Jell-O salad in its entirety would be basically a month’s worth of WW points, and she would be unwilling to blow her points on any food, even her favorite one.
Clearly, we can see which Dose Girl is succeeding on the Weight Watcher program and which one hasn’t fully embraced it as a diet, much less a lifestyle.
Time for you all to weigh in (pun totally intended!) and let us know what you would choose?
Picture Thanksgiving and imagine your very favorite food for that day. You only eat it one time a year, so if you are like us, you look forward to it for the other 364 days a year.
Would you rather have to eat the entire dish of your favorite Thanksgiving food in one sitting or skip it completely?
Yeah, I feel you Joey, I have my eating pants on already, too!