The holidays have one thing in common. FOOD!
I look forward to this time of the year simply because I get together with my family and feast, and as an Italian, we know our food.
Let’s start with Christmas Eve; we do the traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes. My family and I have been doing this long before I was born. Desserts are like going to an Italian wedding. Blinged out to the end of the table.
When we get together on Christmas Day, we start with some melon and capicola, some appetizers (antipasti), and then on to the first course. Lasagna or manicotti. Meatballs, neckbones, sausage, and braciola.
Next up, the ham or turkey, the stuffed mushrooms with sausage, sweet potatoes, breaded and fried broccoli, and cauliflower, and maybe my mom’s eggplant parmesan with some chicken cutlets on the side.
A few hours after we get done stuffing ourselves like we are going to the electric chair, it’s time for dessert(s). Cheesecake, struffoli (dough balls rolled coated with honey and candy flecks), rainbow cookies, cannolis, pinolli cookies and icebox cake (chocolate pudding one layer, then graham crackers, then butterscotch pudding) and of course, the customary cappucino or espresso. Mom’s coffee is like rocket fuel and is used as a degreaser for jet engines, so if you have any issues falling asleep, don’t have any.
Anyway, the point of this post is that we will eat, we will be merry and we will feel guilty afterward. So, get into the gym and burn it off, or just tell people you’re in a bulking phase.
If you feel really guilty, come to Pure Focus before December 24th. We have a ton of great specials for both new guests and our members. Enjoy the holidays!