Day 11 - The 2-in-1 List of the Worst Holiday Dishes & the Worst Christmas Presents

My family had a 'Tacky Christmas Party' a few years ago. We had to draw names and buy the tackiest and cheesiest present we could find for the person whose name we got.

As part of the theme I was asked to look after the dinner…

The food of course had to be 'tacky' so I came up with the following menu:

  1. Macaroni and cheese offering a selection of both orange and white President's Choice brands with packaged ketchup on the side.
  2. A pot of chili made from canned Stagg Chili, of course. I was also able to get some day-old stale buns to go along with it.
  3. Hot dogs, microwaved so they are dried out and split, instead of being boiled or barbecued.
  4. For snacks, a bowl of Cheezies, plain potato chips and some dried meat jerky.
  5. Dessert was a 'cat litter box cake'. This served as a stunning visual on the table and was actually quite tasty.

The gifts were wonderful, consisting of:

  • Bearpaw slippers complete with hair, claws and would make "Grrr..." sounds when you stomped your feet in them.
  • Care Bear sweatshirts.
  • A Vanilla Ice rapper costume from the early 90's.
  • Abba CDs.
  • A glowing electronic waterfall picture that shimmered when you plugged it in.
  • A hairy robotic monkey’s head that turns by the command of a remote control - This was what I got for my sister-in-law April. Merry Christmas 'Ape'! 
  • Etc. Etc.

It was a lot of fun and everyone got into the Christmas spirit with all these quirky dishes and gifts.

- Glenn Laycock, Vice President Account Director at Warrens Waterless Printing

Precious memories are worth celebrating. Let us not forget those with Alzheimer's or other dementias who suffer from a loss of memory. For more information, visit the Alzheimer Society of Toronto.

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