Besides, even with fewer guests, I still wanted to present a good variety of desserts to those at our table.
As a result, my husband and I were faced with the dilemma of what to do with quite a lot of extra fruit crisps, cakes, and pies. It’s pretty much just the two of us most of the time now, with only occasional stays and visits from our sons, so there is nobody else to eat them.
Throwing them out would make this frugal soul cringe. But I sure didn't want to eat them all myself either. I used to be able to shed any holiday weight gain easily, but that's no longer the case at all, so I try mightily to prevent adding any extra pounds at this or any time of the year.
It doesn't come easily to me to resist the delectable offerings all around me during the holidays, though.