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|Thu, 04-06-2000 - 9:23am|
It's not too soon to start thinking about Easter dinner. How would you handle this? (m)
How do you manage other people's feelings/reactions about this WOE at a special dinner? I suppose I should go back in the archives to Christmas and Thanksgiving - these aren't NEW problems! :)
How do you turn down just about every single item on the menu? I can explain the plan, but I don't think I want to go into why 'just a little' WILL hurt. I just don't want to draw that much attention to myself, or be a trouble-maker. Friends I could deal with, family-in-law I'm not so sure. Do I fake a flu bug?
Food is VERY important to these people. I don't want to come off like "You all have a warped attitude about food and I'm taking the high road." ROFL!
I can bring some of my own dishes to pass (cauliflower and salad, I think), and grin and bear the questions. Here's the one thing...
101 year old grandmother-in-law (GMIL) will *not* understand Atkins or low-carb, and I don't want to try to explain it to her, particularly since she can barely hear, LOL. And the whole table will have the mentality that just a little won't hurt. What should I do? Stick to my guns? Cheat a little?
And what do I do about the pie? How is it going to look if I turn down a delectable pie made by a 101 year old woman? That's the hardest part. OK wise friends, give me your thoughts! Thanks!
Final note - this will all be a lot harder because I WILL want the pie!