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I'm entering my first Christmas season after WLS. I failed miserably at Halloween, held my own during Thanksgiving and want to do well during the Christmas season (especially since it lasts a long time). I already have 3 functions that will require me to bring a dish and I'm searching for an item or items that will help me stick to my plan. What are your favorite covered dish type recipes?

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searching for item - will help me stick to my plan. What are your favorite covered dish recipes??

@@LessOfMe0503

hi

i am not a cook/baker et al

if i put 4 pots of Water on stove

"usually" i will be successful that they won't burn LOL

i asked my sister to bring her "famous" artichoke" dip on thanksgiving

the reason i asked her to bring it

is because i wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole (yeach)

i bring things to gatherings that i hate!!

that way i'm not tempted to eat any of it

sorry i don't have any healthy suggestion to give you

maybe you can buy something you don't like too

(can be hard to do, since i like everything LOL)

same thing for halloween (hard to find candy i don't like) !!!!

glad you did well with thanksgiving

pat yourself on the back :rolleyes:

stay strong for the holiday season

it is hard for many (me) people

i know you can do it!!

kathy

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Yes, I know there are many, many, many ways to prepare traditional dishes in a healthy manner, but I'm looking for opinions. Have you tried any of the above recipes? Did they travel well?

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Casseroles travel really well. I sometimes wait until I get to my destination to pop things into the oven (this is a great option if you can do it). Shepard's pie travels well as do parsnip mash. Spinach and artichoke dip can be served warn or cold. It reheats easily in a microwave. Buffalo chicken dip also travels well and is easy to reheat in a microwave.

Hope this helps.

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The mock Baked Potato casserole is great. It is ridiculously good, and travels well. Any search will give you varaties on the same recipe for it. Basically mashed cauliflower with cream cheese, bacon bits, and green onion or chives. Surprisingly good and most everyone loves it.

Deviled eggs. I put the boiled egg halves in a container, and the deviled egg yolk in a ziplock bag. Snip off a tiny end of the ziplock when ready and squeeze into the eggs when ready to prepare them. This one is a really easy prep!

Asparagus bundles grilled with a bacon wrap! Looks fancy too.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts!

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searching for item - will help me stick to my plan. What are your favorite covered dish recipes??

@@LessOfMe0503

hi

i am not a cook/baker et al

if i put 4 pots of Water on stove

"usually" i will be successful that they won't burn LOL

i asked my sister to bring her "famous" artichoke" dip on thanksgiving

the reason i asked her to bring it

is because i wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole (yeach)

i bring things to gatherings that i hate!!

that way i'm not tempted to eat any of it

sorry i don't have any healthy suggestion to give you

maybe you can buy something you don't like too

(can be hard to do, since i like everything LOL)

same thing for halloween (hard to find candy i don't like) !!!!

glad you did well with thanksgiving

pat yourself on the back :rolleyes:

stay strong for the holiday season

it is hard for many (me) people

i know you can do it!!

kathy

Your strategy is the exact opposite of what I was thinking, so I took a little while to wrap my brain around it!

I was thinking of things I could take, that I knew I could eat. It never occurred to me to take something I WOULDN'T eat!

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I made corn souffle at Thanksgiving that everyone loves and was able to eat a few bites too. Super easy and travels well.

http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/corn-souffle-107340.aspx

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