RER’s Holiday Tips

Holiday Tip #1: Always keep a lot of wine on hand so if you forget someone on your list (or get a surprise gift) you can just part with one in your vast collection. I better stock up asap! Actually, this tip kind of applies year ‘round…IMG 5454 thumb RER’s Holiday Tips

Holiday Tip #2: If you’re traveling, don’t wrap gifts until you get to your destination as the TSA may want to unwrap them, just like they unwrap you with their naked scanner.

Which leads me to…

Holiday Tip #3: If you refuse the naked scanner and opt for a feel up pat down – request a TSA employee of the opposite sex or the most attractive person you see in line – because someone should get enjoyment out of the degrading experience!

Holiday Tip #4: A marzipan pig is vegetarian. Gross, but vegetarian.IMG 5455 thumb RER’s Holiday Tips

Fun fact: It’s a tradition in Germany, Norway and Denmark to give marzipan pigs as a gift or stocking stuffer. It symbolizes good luck and a prosperous New Year! (source)

I got this one at Costplus World Market if you’re interested wlEmoticon smile31 RER’s Holiday Tips 

Holiday Tip #5: Don’t buy presents for yourself. (I’m very bad at this one…)IMG 5441 thumb RER’s Holiday Tips

Holiday Tip #6: If Ben tells you that “so-and-so LOVES Nutella and we should buy them an industrial sized jar for Christmas” DO NOT believe him. IMG 5450 thumb RER’s Holiday Tips

Because he’ll open it when you’re not looking.IMG 5448 thumb RER’s Holiday Tips

And spread it on a scone…IMG 5449 thumb RER’s Holiday Tips

and your powers are useless against Nutella. IMG 5453 thumb RER’s Holiday Tips

Holiday Tip #7: Putting a frozen veggie lasagna on a plate with salad and a potato makes a quick and delicious meal during this very busy season. IMG 5444 thumb RER’s Holiday Tips

Holiday Tip #8: Don’t worry if you don’t have time to think up clever segues for introducing your afternoon snacks on the go… IMG 5437 thumb RER’s Holiday Tips

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Any holiday tips I forgot?

Comments

  1. says

    Ben is always craking me up with his funny expressions!

    Love the wine tip, because my mom taught me that growing up, something she would always do!
    Hmmmmmm how about you can eat as many christmas cookies as you want because its only once a year you get good cookies like that!

    Thanks for the reply too about the peanut flour : )

  2. Kate says

    Loved tip #6…Nutella is amazing!

    #9: While it may seem like a good idea to sample one or two of EVERY kind of cookie you bake during an all-day baking marathon (you wouldn’t want to give away crappy cookies, right?)…your tummy will NOT be very happy with you in the AM :o(

  3. Kate says

    Loved tip #6…Nutella is amazing!

    #9: While it may seem like a good idea to sample one or two of EVERY kind of cookie you bake during an all-day baking marathon (you wouldn’t want to give away crappy cookies, right?)…your tummy will NOT be very happy with you in the AM :(

  4. says

    My holiday tip:

    Just complete ignore any obligations that you normally take care of – returning library books, going to the bank, paying bills, cleaning, etc so that you have time to shop, wrap gifts, and bake around the clock. That stuff is overrated anyway.

    Am I the only person that saw the marzipan pig and actually thought it looks good and I want to eat one??

  5. says

    I’m not going to lie, I am a little sketched out by that pig…

    my holiday tip…don’t bake 5 dozen cookies as gifts for your neighbors/coworkers, etc. three days in advance. you will not have enough cookies for everyone after you’ve been alone in the house with 5 dozen cookies for three days.

  6. Jennifer says

    Thanks for the holiday tips! I chuckled aloud when I read the Nutella tip. I love nutella and it’s not allowed in my house since I can not control myself.

  7. says

    Oh my god now I want Nutella!!

    Tip #1 is actually an excellent idea! I also keep some frozen cookies in the freezer to give as last minute gifts too.

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