I've always been a fan of Christmas - the movies, the music, the decorations, the presents, the family time and the food.  I love it all!  Especially the food.

This year, I'm going to try to show some restraint when it comes to eating, but I can't just offend Jesus by skipping everything; I have to consume some of my favorites.

Here are my top  "Can't miss 'em" Christmas dishes (starting with the sweet stuff):

  • Fudge - I'm talking homemade, chocolaty deliciousness with walnuts on top
  • Peanut Butter Candy - This is pretty much just powdered sugar, cream, butter and vanilla, made into a dough, smeared with peanut butter and rolled into a log.  Too sweet?  Probably, but I'm good for at least 4 of those
  • Bourbon Balls - Candy I can get a buzz from?  Yes, please.
  • Green bean casserole - 'nough said
  • Cornbread Dressing - Not too popular outside of the southern U.S. Look it up - it's like stuffing, only better
  • Sweet Potato Casserole - The person who invented this dish looked at it and though "Hmmm.. That needs marshmallows." Sounds weed inspired to me.
  • Any kind of meat - As long as there's lots of gravy involved

According to a recent survey, the average American will consume 6,000 calories on Christmas day.  They will also consume their first taste of alcohol before noon.

To put things in perspective, 6,000 calories is equivalent to about 116 Chicken Nuggets.  In the interest of my new healthy lifestyle, I'm going to try to limit myself to 5,000 calories on December 25th.