Archives for: December 2005, 26
Christmas Eve dinner was at my husband's sister's house. She broke tradition and served Mexican food buffet style. It was great for me and my daughter. She chose fajita chicken strips and made soft tacos. I made a beef taco salad. It was easy to skip pork tamales and other avoids.
Christmas dinner was at my parent's house. They served steak. It was delicious and ideal for me and my son. My daughter ate salad and peanut butter. My parents are wonderful and let her do as she pleased.
The difficult thing about Christmas is all of the sweets. We have visited three different houses and everywhere there are cookies, pies, candy, and snacks. I have successfully avoided most of the wheat, but have eaten too much sugar. I enjoy sugar while I am eating it, but it doesn't have the addictive pull that wheat does. When I eat wheat all I can think of is "I want more and I want it now!" Sugar is fun, but back at my house I don't crave it.
I had fruit cake cookies. There was probably a little wheat holding them together, but they were mostly nuts and dried fruit. I had a mix of popcorn and pecans held together by a caramel glaze. Corn is avoid, but it doesn't bother me as much as wheat. The pecan pie was delicious, and I left a lot of the crust on my plate. I've also had divinity and pralines, again both high sugar but no wheat.
My husband has not tried to eat for Type A at all. If it tastes good, he has eaten it. That's OK. When I send him back to work, I will pack lentil soup and rye crackers.
I'll share one final Christmas card: "Who would have thought of placing a king in a manger, or having wise men follow a star to a baby's side? This Christmas let us celebrate a God who still delivers gifts in the most perfect and unique ways."