Trying to eat healthy during the holidays is a laughable idea. But fear not!
I know that I have personally struggled with eating healthy when christmas cookies are sitting right in front of you. I am powerless, dear friends, around cookies. Especially in they have oats in them. And are slightly chewy with crispy edges. I swear I'm not picky when it comes to cookies. There is just something about the perfect oatmeal cookies that makes me go weak in the knees.In fact, I JUST tried the Talenti gelato oatmeal raisin cookie. I know there are some pretty heavy opinions about oatmeal raisin cookies but one bite of this flavor and I melted.
You might even think from this oatmeal cookies are my on again off again boyfriend. And in many ways you might be right.
Please excuse the mess I created.
It's safe to say I am not the most proper when it comes to eating food. When I was REALLY little, we used to live in Arkansas. And, like anywhere else in the south, barbecue was king. Back when I used to eat meat, I was addicted to the stuff. I had (well technically I still do) very strong opinions about what sauces were best. I'll give you a hint: I love ANYTHING with a ton of vinegar. We used to go to this place (if you are ever in Little Rock, it's Sim's BBQ). And kids, let me tell you that the pork sandwiches at this place were amazing. Like jump out of your shirt amazing. Like angel singing your praises amazing.
Even now, the BBQ addiction is real.
Thanksgiving is coming people. And boy am I excited.
Thanksgiving is by and large my favorite holiday. The fact that EVERYONE celebrates Thanksgiving with a ridiculous amount of food and a ton of family make me all warm and fuzzy inside. Plus, as a person who is obsessed with fall, I love to think of Thanksgiving as autumn's last hurrah. A little football here, a little pumpkin and apple there, and of course FLANNEL. ALL THE FLANNEL on Thanksgiving. I hate to burst your bubble, but I am definitely one of those people who wants to hold off the holidays for as long as possible. Now don't get me wrong, I love the holidays as much as everyone else. But, to me, Christmas music in November detracts from the beauty of Thanksgiving and fall.
Although, don't get me wrong: I would eat peppermint and chocolate every day of my life if I could.
Cranberries are notoriously underrated.
Growing up, I was probably exposed to cranberries much more than the average person. My mom would always make herself glasses of sparkling water and cranberry juice and, wanting to emulate the super cool person that was my mom, I would drink it too. We threw dried cranberries on every salad we could make. And Sunday chicken dinners were always accompanied by the canned cranberry sauce.
As an aside, what was your stance on the whole jelly vs. whole berry thing. And yes, I am making this sound like a WWE-style battle royale, because quite honestly, in our family, that's what would happen. My dad hated the texture of the whole berries, while my mom absolutely loved them. We would rotate between the whole berry and the jelly, you know to try and keep the peace. But the peace was never kept. Cranberry sauce can be SUCH a polarizing debate. Personally, I prefer the texture of the whole berry, but there's something so nostalgic to me of being the kid who would mash their turkey and potatoes with the cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving.
Did anyone else do that? No just me?
Who needs a post-candy detox? Um, this girl right here!
If you've been following me on Instagram, you know that I have been gallivanting around New York City this past weekend to see mis amigas from college and participate in some good old fashioned Halloween tom foolery. And guys, I went back to one of my favorite places that I have to tell you about. It's called Sockerbit and it basically is candy meets Ikea. And yes, it is as good and wonderful as it sounds And I almost wish I had bought more of their candy. They had some funky stuff which I did not think I would like so I only took one or two pieces of each.
So many regrets on my part.
23. Recent Grad. Human Vegetable Disposal. Putting the Chic in Chickpea.