Refuse to be Passive

Dietary needs and Christmas events

In Food, Life in General on December 10, 2010 at 1:04 pm

This weekend I’m hosting my first ever Christmas Open House. It’s a little bit nerve wracking to send out a bunch of invitations and have no idea whether you’re expecting 4 people or 40. It’s also a challenge to figure out what to serve. While I want to have a decent spread, I don’t want to overdo it. And while I can’t cater to everyone’s dietary restrictions, there are a few areas in which I shall try. My initial plan was to make it a sweet treats and hot drinks party, but then I thought about those people out there, like me, aiming to complete the holiday season in fine physical form through healthy eating. Let’s face it, Christmas is not a healthy eater’s time of year. Even less so, it’s not a time of year for losing weight. As such, I’ve adapted my menu slightly to allow for some healthy alternatives, as well as provide an option of the savory for those who have been born without a sweet tooth. While I know most people scoff at this idea, I do k now some people for whom that is the case.

One of the insane parts of this Open House is that I’m making everything from scratch, from the chocolate dipped sugar cookies, to the lemon cranberry shortbread, to the zucchini garbanzo hummus, to the eggnog and mulled apple juice. That’s right, I’m completely insane. Should be fun!

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