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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Well I wanted to take this time to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas. So there you go, Merry Christmas.

This is the 2nd year in a row that my kids have been up at their grandparents for Christmas, so my house is once again quiet this year. It is just me and my brother that are here in the house this year. So instead of making my normal huge baked ham and dressing dinner, I will be making me and my brother a huge ass pot of Jambalaya from scratch. What better a dish could you make on this lonely holiday? I think Cajun food for Christmas is a decent type of food for Christmas in the south. Hell if there was a place that was open and selling fresh crawfish, I would have a crawfish boil for Christmas.

I ask you to remember that Christmas is not about giving and getting over priced materialistic bullshit gifts, but rather it is about spending time with family and friends. Family is the one thing that has me down in the dumps this year as my kids are 800 miles away with their grandparents. I know that they don’t get to see them very often, but it is still depressing around here without my kids here. It is so quiet here that you can hear all of the neighbors fighting about money and who burned the dinner and why. I am lonely and even though I occasionally need a break from my kids, I don’t think Christmas is the best time for it. So I urge you all to remember to spend time with your family and enjoy their company, regardless of how messed up your family is.

I also ask that you watch my favorite Christmas movie this year. And that movie is Christmas Vacation. If you have never seen it, what the hell is wrong with you? If you have seen it, go watch it again dammit. It is one of the best movies ever made. The scene where Clark flips out is classic. “We are going to have the hap-hap-happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap danced with Danny Fucking K.”

Merry Christmas to you and your families.


  1. Merry Christmas NF. I'll be eating some cajun food when I get to the bayou this evening. The Cajun has decided that's the only way to go, apparently!

  2. I'm with you Trash; HO HO HO! Merry Christmas :)

  3. Merry Christmas! I'm glad you aren't totally alone. I'm sure your brother will enjoy your home cooked Cajun food. Just think how appreciative you will be when your little ones are back in your arms. :-)

  4. My extended family has been enjoying gumbo and jambalaya this Christmas too, OT. If you can't have honey baked ham with the crispy, luscious skin and all, Cajun cooking is the next best thing. Take care. xo

  5. @ Miley, I bet my cajun food is better. lmao

    @ Major, Merry Christmas.

    @ Jewels, I doubt the little ones will be as appreciative as I am.

    @ Robyn, that is cool. Cajun is the next best thing to Ham that you can get.

  6. Any chance you might post the recipe for that jambalaya some time. never tried making cajan before but I wouldnt mind trying. Try to have a happy christmas, I am sre the kids will be home again before you know it. Hugs xxx

  7. @ Sharaf, thanks.

    @ Mynx, yes I can do the recipe for it sometime in one of my Meal Mondays posts.

  8. Jambalaya, mmmmm. Looks good! Sorry your kiddos are absent this holiday. We did green beef enchiladas, red beans w/ honey glazed ham cooked in, cornbread. And of course, the requisite whiskeys, wines, etc.

    Now...the wii Tiger Woods Golf tourney is going on.

    It's crazy around here!

    Merry Christmas!

  9. @ Janie, yes it was good. Very good. And your dinner sounds good as well.

    And wii golf is fun. Merry Christmas to you as well.

  10. Merry Christmas Oilfield. Hope you find a way to enjoy it even if your kids aren't with you.

    And I'm wishing you a happy new year too!

  11. Best Christmas Movie Ever!

    I always wait for that long-ass rant he goes on about his boss...

    Otherwise: "Merry Christmas... the shitter's full."

  12. That pic looks amazing! Hope dinner was yummy and an excellent reminder of the real importance in the season. The who...not the whats.... I would give just about anything for just one more Christmas with my sister.

  13. @ Uninspired, thank you. And Merry Christmas to you.

    @ Bluz, I agree it is the best Christmas movie of all time.

    @ Daffy, dinner was very yummy. And I know how you feel, I feel the same way about my grandparents.

  14. oh heeellllz no! The Cajun makes better cajun food than you. Sorry to say.

    PS - there are NO crawfish, crab, shrimp or other "Bayou" things on the tree this year. I think your comments about it last year scared them off!

  15. @ Miley, I know you are in the bayou right now but please put the crack pipe down.

    And that sucks. You tell them I am VERY DISAPPOINTED in them not putting up the bayou ornaments.

  16. Merry (late) Christmas OT! Not a fan of Cajun food, but my mom is a hot spicy food addict...maybe you can send me your jambalaya recipe? <3

    hed www.hedabovewater.com

  17. @ Hed, Merry Christmas to you as well. And it is ok, you don't have to love cajun food to be cool in my book. And I will post my recipe for it in one of my upcoming Meal Mondays post.

  18. I just watched the movie the other day. It's a funny one! Christmas is always a mixed bag for me when it comes to feelings. It's taken most of my life to truly enjoy it... and then, I only really enjoy the family part of it. It's way too commercial for my liking...

  19. @ Pat, I agree it is way too commercial for me as well.


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