The Aftermath

The real tree: Strip the needles off the branches and paint it white for a decoration for next year.

The tree decorations: Sort in clear plastic salad boxes that you find in the supermarket. Good excuse to eat your greens, especially baby spinach.

Book the first week of January to do nothing but take stock. Plan. No need to act yet. Think about New Years resolutions, goals, dreams, perhaps.

The leftovers: Bag turkey in sandwich sized zip locks for quick high protein low fat snack for the road. I’ve bagged up small amounts of the cookies and treats for an emergency sweet tray. Get the crockpot out for anything else. Base your meals around the leftovers and add some fresh veggies. Saves money to start your resolution in that department.