Indulging in 2012

Happy New Years Eve!!!



In case you do get a little over-zealous while welcoming 2012…


Top 5 Hangover Helpers:

  1. Sleep – roll over and pray it goes away
  2. Hydrate – before you roll over and go back to sleep, chug a big glass of water or Gatorade (taking a Motrin or Excedrin Migraine with it may not be a bad idea either)
  3. Exercise – nothing works better than to sweat out all those toxins (not that I would know)
  4. Hair of the Dog – there’s a reason bloody’s and mimosas are breakfast drinks.  They work.  Just watch out or you’ll only have a worse hang over the following day!
  5. Kombucha – It may be in my head, but I swear this stuff lessens a hangover.  Is it the tummy-pleasing enzymes?  The fermentation?  The carbonation?  Who cares.  It works.



Other ideas include: Waffle Housecoffee, (caffeine), Pedialyte.  Mom says orange juice.  Baby sis says Emergen-C before going out and pickles the next day.


You can thank us later (when your head stops pounding).


 In all the excitement I almost forgot to post about my December Foodie Penpal treats!

The amazing Rachael @ The Avid Appetite sent me a package not to be forgotten!



In it was homemade marshmallows (which were gone in about 30 minutes!), a fantastic loaf of banana bread, KIND bars, and a couple of holiday teas.  Sometimes I think bloggers have ESP – how did she know that banana bread is my favorite loaf and that KIND bars have been on my “to try” list for literally a year?  Thanks, Rachel!!!  And thank you for organizing, Lindsay!


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Thank you for all of the wonderful comments yesterday AND for the votes to land me in the FoodBuzz Top 9 today (check it out here) – you guys made my 2011!

What are your big plans tonight?

Any hangover cures to share? :)



  1. says

    Pickles, huh? I have a bit of a hangover now. Maybe I should try that.

    Lindsay and I are running a 10K on Sunday morning (care to join us?) so I’m not going to drink anything tonight. Hence the hangover from last night.

  2. says

    I always chug a vitamin water before going to bed. And a bloody mary the next morning never seems to hurt either… Although none of that will matter this year because I seem to have come down with a new years cold :(

    Hope you have a fun night and a happy new year! Congrats on top 9!!!

  3. says

    Hah! I remember your awesome race. You know the day after waaay too much champagne? 😀 Only one glass for me tonight since I’m on call this weekend. Boo!

    Have a great New Years!

    • Laura says

      LOL! I forgot about that one. I thought I was going to die! :)

      HOpe you enjoyed your glass and didn’t have to go in!

    • Laura says

      What a drag it is getting old! It gets harder to recover every year. :(

      BTW, you ROCK!!! I’m so in love with this header it hurts.

  4. says

    Love all your tips, thanks for sharing!
    when I think I am about to get sick I run to Whole Foods and get a Kombucha, I swear it’s a miracle drink! :)
    happy 2012!

  5. says

    Happy New Year!!! I need to pass this list on to my sister who has been snoozing on the couch all day. I can’t blame her though, she is turning 21 in a few days and a college student. I think that’s just what they do!

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