That's the sound of my food intake coming to a screeching halt!!! It was all fun and games eating those chocolate covered ritz crackers, the bakery cookies and the marshmallows, until I stepped on the scales. I'm afraid I said some BAD words. Hopefully Santa wasn't listening.
It didn't help that I fell for the old taste testing scam at Costco. Every year at this time they have tamales. They are SO good with one tiny bite! Take them home and try to eat a whole one and you are in deep trouble! It was the thought of LIMITED TIME ONLY for those cheese and green chili ones (my favorite) that snagged me.
Unfortunately, the one I heated up at home after buying 24 of them in a package, wasn't cooked through. I nuked it twice. It turned out to be a gummy mess. Woohoo ... only 23 more to eat.
I also got sucked in by the crab! I haven't had any in years, since traveling the Oregon coast. I was so excited, I even forgot to take a before picture. I quickly cleaned it and stuffed it in the freezer, awaiting Christmas dinner. Maybe just a quick taste.
I'm a crab snob. My ex-father-in-law was a crab fisherman. We had mountains of crab, cooked to perfection. This one seems to have been cooked to perfection TWICE. It's okay though, all that butter I'm going to drench it in should help considerably.
This may just be a California thing, but P65 requires labels warning of chemicals in products that may cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm. What chemicals? Who in the world is going to eat these after reading THAT!!
Aren't they pretty? Tasty little morsels of cancer. Good grief Charlie Brown!!!
And so as I sorted through all the cookies and candy I had in the fridge, I sadly placed them all in a box for donation. That darn scale scared me to death when it read I had put FOUR pounds back on in a short two weeks. With Christmas, New Years and an RV rally coming up, I'm going to be in trouble big time if I don't stop eating sweets!!
The only thing I kept were these amazing marshmallows. I cut them into thirds, just like that steak.
So today, I'm off to a children's Christmas play put on at a very small local church. I met the entire family, including the Pastor, at the Pumpkin Patch. The kids are all amazingly polite, helpful and did absolutely everything I asked. How could I turn them down? And what better place to donate all those goodies. They did mention their play would be "different". This should be an interesting date.