I think we’ve finally fully recovered from the Pillsbury Bake-Off last week! Note to selves for next year- it’s NOT an eating competition. If it were, we’d definitely be $1 million richer. Unfortunately, the only prize WE got for our prodigious feats of gurgitation was a thumb drive with recipes for everything we had just eaten. Well, that and incredible hospitality, 4 days worth of entertainment, and the chance to meet the nation’s best amateur bakers. Maaaaybe it was totally worth it!
The other thing that weekend provided for us was a leg up on Thanksgiving, the eating contest of holidays. It’s coming up a couple weeks from now, and if you’re not preparing already, you’re probably behind. For starters – you’re going to want to increase that stomach volume. Competitive eaters will chug gallons of water to stretch out their gullets, but you don’t need to go that extreme. Just eat A LOT of food in one sitting, once or twice a week. You’re also going to want to do some core streches – flexible abs mean more room for food.
Once you’re actually sitting in front of your smorgasbord of thankfulness, there are definitely some strategies to consider. You’ll want to alternate sweet and savory foods. Studies have shown that once you feel full on savory foods, once you start eating sweets you’ll feel less full. The old childhood adage that states “There’s always room for dessert!”? Turns out it’s kinda true!
The last tip we’ll give you is to loosen yourself up a bit with a drink. Sauza has sent us the recipe for the Pumpkin Pie-tini, and it’s perfect for our purposes. First off, the drink’s sweetness alone should be enough to power you through a second helping of turkey. Second, it’s a great opportunity to vary up your pie game. If you feel like you HAVE to make a pumpkin pie since it’s Thanksgiving, you can always make these drinks instead, then make that Thanksgiving cherry pie you’ve been thinking about. Finally, as we’ve previously stated, we officially support the now marginalized class of people who order pumpkin flavored drinks in the fall. This drink is an all around win!
Here’s the recipe –
Sauza® Pumpkin Pie-tini
- 1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
- 3 parts cream
- ½ part Torani® Pumpkin Spice Syrup
- 1 part simple syrup
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp. cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- Whipped Cream and cinnamon for garnish (optional)
Preparation: Shake all ingredients vigorously with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon (optional). Enjoy!