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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Peppermint Yummies for Y’all

As ELC and I have both mentioned in the past, Christmas is my most favourite time of the year. For lots o’ reasons: Christmas trees, twinkle lights, chilly weather, cozy fires, Silent Nights and, most especially, all things PEPPERMINT.

Here is a list of my current seasonal obsessions (in no particular order). Before you judge, they are ALL food/drink related. But calories don't really count at Christmastime. Yep. It’s true. (Please do NOT ask Dr. Dukan about this. He may not have gotten the memo over there in France.)

1. Chick-fil-A's Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake.
I’ve already consumed two this holiday season. And when I say “holiday season,” I’m beginning with Thanksgiving, of course. Oops. That was just a week-ish ago? Hmmm. Well, whatever. I have no intention of stopping at two. Hubby brought me my second one on Tuesday. I’ve been super sick all week. He knew how much the surprise would help my spirits. If not my seemingly expanding waistline. Everyone knows, however, calories don't count when you're sick, right? Because who can ever remember: Is it starve a cold, feed a fever? Feed a cold, starve a fever? I say don’t spend another second trying to figure it out. Don’t even Google it. Have a CFAPCCM. My sweet buddy, January, introduced me to these shakes last year. I'll be forever grateful. Or, I’ll forever blame her for not being able to button my pants. Maybe both! (J/K)

2. Dairy Queen's Candy Cane Chill Blizzard. It's currently the "Blizzard of the Month." ELC and I treated ourselves each to a "mini" last weekend. (P.S. The Mini Blizzard is pure brilliance. The perfect size.) Since it was tres tiny, the calories don't really count. This new flavor technically wasn't being "released" until December 1st, but the nice man at my local DQ let us sample it early. Y'all, it is mini-ly-sinfully scrumptious! Get thee to the nearest DQ. STAT.

3. Coffee-mate's Peppermint Mocha Creamer. I have ELC officially hooked. It's such a delish and invigorating way to sass up your morning coffee. At 35 calories per tablespoon, it’s not horribly hurtful. Anyway, everyone knows calories consumed between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. don’t count. Seriously. Try this yummo delight. Trust me. You won’t be disappointed.

Nothing makes me feel more festive than a little extra PEP-permint in my step during the holidays. Let's all CHEERS to a calorie-free Christmas!

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