As the days grow darker and the temperature drops, we all wander inside to the warmth of a fire. The holidays are upon us so the grocery list grows longer in anticipation of parties and gatherings of friends and family. Much of the next couple of months will be spent in the kitchen preparing concoctions to entertain and entice. There seems no limit to our recipe libraries and exotic palette adventures.
It seems we must devour as much comfort food during the months of winter to keep our sanity until we can roam again outside and lie in the sunshine.
The waffling smells of turkeys and hams in the oven with all sorts of starches baking away looks so appealing that we gorge until falling asleep over-exercising our knives and forks. Round after round of appetizers, soups, taters, meats of every size and description, and breads slathered in butter make dining an Olympic sport. Don’t worry about salads. They are for spring when you want to lose all the weight you are packing on.
Even when not entertaining we sit on the couch watching some terrible movie finishing off a bag of chips before the pizza arrives. That Halloween candy is long gone and another slice of that pecan pie wouldn’t hurt.
While out shopping for the perfect gift for Uncle Albert or Aunt Martha you got to take a break and that coffee shop isn’t going to handle your hunger. Season shopping is hard work so skip the junk food and load up the carbs. You’ll be able to go to the gym and work it off later.
Our gorging must be washed down with an assortment of adult mixtures for nothing says “Party!” like a good strong drink of alcohol. You don’t know who will want what and how much so you better stock up. Besides you can always find another reason to consume. Wearing those gawky sweaters and lighting up the neighborhood and singing carols out of key will always be more fun when you loopy.
Get out the stretch pants and that extra-large package of t-paper and some extra bottles of Tums and probably a few cans of air fresher.
‘Tis the season for Gorging.