I am taking my Christmas decorations down today and decided it's a good day to clean out the kitchen as well. Coworkers, family, and friends gifted candy canes and cookies and chocolates... Ugh!
I have decided to take these foods to a nursing home. My husband's grandmother spent her last few months in a really wonderful nursing home where the staff took great care of all of the residents. The lovely senior men and women are probably not pondering the damaging effects of sugar and dairy so I think that they will enjoy these treats without the guilt that I would surely feel if I eat them. More importantly, I think they will be rewarded with having a visit from someone who cared enough to bring them a gift. Just a thought if you're looking to pass the sugary gifts that you've been given this holiday season!