How Much Should I Eat at Christmas?
In the holiday season it can be very hard to decide how much should I eat. This is mainly because we all want to save money and not spend it all. How much you should eat really depends on your body and what you like to eat. So how do you figure out what to have for dinner? Here are some things that might help.
First, know your turkey. It does not have to be a huge turkey. Just make sure that it is clean and of good quality. A small turkey with skin will do fine, as long as it is the right size for you.
Second, think about the different types of turkey that you like to eat. If you enjoy a good ham or steak then plan on having more of those. However, if you want something different then consider grilling your turkey. It is one of the most popular ways to cook turkey and makes a great lunch or dinner.
Next, look at the ingredients in the grocery store. Most of the time they will have similar sized portions of food that you can choose from. Just remember that you do not have to pickle or consume the turkey. You can leave it on the table and just eat some salad afterwards. You can also make some extra sauces and dressings for that added taste.
Also, make sure that you keep the turkey warm. Some will opt to refrigerate the turkey to make it last longer. However, if you are looking to impress your family and friends then you should go for a pan-fried turkey. It is easy to make and you can certainly enjoy this.
Finally, consider the time of day that you are cooking the turkey. For example, if you are baking the turkey then make sure that you make it when the oven begins to preheat. If you plan on roasting the turkey then I would recommend that you do it at least a couple of hours ahead of time. This will allow the juices to lock in and give the turkey that nice, rich flavor. In terms of the amount of food that you need to prepare; it is completely up to you.
As far as side dishes go, there are many choices out there. In addition to the traditional side dishes of macaroni and cheese and potato salad you can also try some other more exotic dishes such as Indian curries, Spanish rice pilaf, Chinese noodles, French fries, or Greek yogurt. As far as drinks go, you may want to have a Christmas drink or two. There are many different kinds out there, but the classic Christmas drink is orange juice or cranberry juice.
As you can see, planning how to feed your family at Christmas is not that difficult. Just remember to be realistic and keep yourself on track. You want everyone to have a good time at Christmas, so don’t make it too hard on them. Eat what you can, and stop in at the mall if you can. It is a great way to spend time with your family and may make them forget about their diet for awhile.
One thing you can do is set up a buffet spread at the table. Instead of having everyone stand around the table eating, have them all gather around the buffet. This will make it easier to serve the food since there won’t be as many people standing around the table waiting for their turn. This way you can serve more food at one time, and this extra food will add up to how much you eat at Christmas.
Finally, when it comes to the actual meal itself, here is how you do it. Start by breaking the turkey into smaller pieces. You can either do this by hand or use a food processor. Either way, make sure that you slice it up into small pieces so that the spices and juices don’t spill all over the place.
Once the turkey is sliced into tiny pieces, pour on half of the olive oil and sprinkle on the pepper and sage. Spread on the turkey’s back and let it cook in the oil for about three minutes until the internal juices run clear. At this point, take the slices off of the turkey and set them aside. Then you can just dig in to the leftovers that the turkey made!