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Top Ten Holiday Eating Tips  (Mouse over the links for product details)

1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit.

In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving Chocolate Rum Cake.

2. Drink as much eggnog and Oklahoma wine as you can. And quickly. Like fine single-malt scotch, it's rare. In fact, eggnog is even rarer than single-malt scotch. You can't find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnog-aholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas!

3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother?

It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.

5. Do NOT have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other people's food and consume mass quantities of their drinks for free. Hello?

6. Under NO circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like honey roasted ham slices or anything filled with cream cheese, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again.

8. Same for pies. Apple Pie. Pumpkin. Chocolate. Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or, if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin pie. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?

9. Did someone mention holiday fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some standards. Unless of course it comes with a variety of creamed honey butter which case you should definitely go for it.

10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention. Reread tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner.

Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"

Ordering some unique Oklahoma foods from the Oklahoma Food Coop has become another more recent holiday meal tradition at our house. We enjoy the Cranberry Salsa,  Chocolate Oatmeal Walnut (C.O.W.) Cookies and duck eggs!  Tip: The C.O.W. Cookies are to die for!


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On the distinction of brand name vs. place of origin on wine labels:

"... No one assumes Hawaiian Punch is from Hawaii or London Fog raincoats are from London." - Fred Franzia, Bronco Winery.

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