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December 23, 2007



Growing up, we always had ham at Christmas. I thought it was more that it was easier to cook than a tradition.

(I am a vegetarian now, by the way, and that little octopus is making kind of nauseated. Sorry.)


Ham is NOT a Christmas food. Don't get me started.

I've been awake like 2 minutes and it took me 4 tries to spell not in all caps. I think it's going to be a long day.


I like Christmas ham. Actually many years we had ham for Thanksgiving as well. Ham for New Years, Ham for Easter. Yum, ham.

I do not want my food to look like the animal that it is. I do not want food to resemble body secretions and calamarie look too much like something I have suctioned out of a dying COPD patient, that deep lung mucus. Blech!

Shrimp look like grub worms and crabs look like ticks. Lobster look like giant cockroaches. Ham does not look like anything but the pink wonder that it is.


I have no problems enjoying my top-of-the-food-chain status. Even though I believe we are fully intended to eat meat, I prefer to believe that hamburger comes from the grocery store and nowhere before that.



It's also horrifying to those of us who eat meat. Bbbllleeeccchhh!!!


I'd like to think that I could eat a whole squidlet, but I don't think I actually could. Kind of like the fireman's pole at the playground...I'm fairly sure I'd chicken out at the point where you're actually supposed to jump onto the pole.

On another note:


Mmm, calamari. Niece #1 tried it for the first time in November and she LOVED it. After chomping one down, she promptly asked, "Can I have another octopus?" HEE.


Kathy - I appreciate the vegetarian way. Don't say "Sorry!" I'd probably end up dead because I'd go all vegan and not take any vitamins.
Katie - I have so far fought off the urge to go back to your comment and edit it so it's all in Caps. DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH LONGER I CAN HOLD ON.
Zayrina - Shrimp wouldn't look so much like grub worms if they kept on the legs and antennae. Crabs do look like ticks, but ticks you could catch and beat up on before they bit you.
Caroline - I will Moo next time you eat a cow.
Melissa - Not blech! Well, that picture doesn't do the calamari justice. They are more appetizing deep fried.
Erin - Gary always says "Pop it in your mouth!" about all appetizers. I think he saw Barefoot in the Park too many times. He would scream at you to pop it in your mouth until you did it to shut him up.
Catherine - Ha! A girl after my own heart.


I had a quail for Christmas, and it was, like, two bites. We were in a fancy restaurant, but my family gave me permission to eat it with my hands, because, seriously. A knife and fork? Give me a break, it was four inches of tiny bones. Maybe I WAS supposed to crunch his bones.


TasterSpoon - according to this man, you were right. See the end of paragraph 2:


Ham-definitely a Christmas food for us...but I don't dig on swine...totally a mental thing that goes back to 9th grade biology:) Good times.

What is a dollar roll?


Autumn - Click here - its from Dierberg's, one of the local groceries:


Sooo, a dozen dollar rolls cost $16.99? Any connection with penny loafers here?


Big Dot - Why, no! You get cold cuts and tomatoes for that $16.99.

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