pieThanksgiving is over, you’re still feeling stuffed, but what to do with all those leftovers?  Unless you want to start gaining the Holiday Ten right now, you’re gonna want to send guests home with leftovers. Conversely, if you want to take  Mom’s home cooking  home – can you? If you’re flying – what can you do?  Can you bring food on the plane?

The answer is yes…and no.

The same rules that apply to other liquids and gels  apply to foods: so no gravy, no cranberry sauce,  no soups, jams or jellies. No dips, no spreads, no salad dressing.

On the other hand, you can bring a pie. Or a cake. (though the TSA warns you may be subject to further scrutiny.)

You can’t bring that healthy soup…but bring on the pecan pie!

You can’t bring the “makes even the blandest diet food taste good and it’s healthy and low cal” cranberry sauce.  But feel free to lug a couple of pounds of pound cake.

Figures, right?  You try to avoid Holiday weight gain, but something’s in the way.  In this case, it’s the TSA.  Or as I like to call them, the TSAD: Totally Sabotaging Another Diet.

Happy Holidays!