Thanksgiving is traditionally the start of Extreme Eating season in the US.
This period usually lasts until the day after New Year's Day (just to make sure all the holiday leftovers and goodies have been polished off in time for New Year's Resolution Week).
I call it Extreme Eating season because one of two eating extremes can be observed.
Extreme Eater #1This is the extreme eating style practiced by Aunt Bertha and your loud-mouthed brother-in-law, who resemble a pair of those robot vacuum cleaners gone wild, whirling around out of control.
They bounce from room to room, sucking up everything in sight as soon as they pull their coats off, even licking the whipped cream off the beater blades the moment Mom ejects them into the sink.
It doesn't matter that they're both on "special diets" - or that one looks like the Pillsbury Dough Boy and the other, the Michelin Man. Each has diabetes and the cholesterol level of a Paris cheese shop. And your brother-in-law's blood Read More »from Carb-Friendly -- and Healthy! -- Thanksgiving Menu and Recipes