Comments: Merry Christmas to All...

Make sure you explain to all what a King Cake is. I had one mailed to work which was instantly woofed down by the I.T. department and one guy had the nerve to complain about almost breaking his tooth on a piece of plastic. I gave him three piece of advice:

1) Don't eat food if you don't know who brought it.
2) Don't eat food that you don't understand.
3) That piece of plastic was the Baby Jesus. Show some respect.

Needleess to say, I never bought another one. I now just put out M&M's in a trough.

Have a Merry Christmas, Bou & the Bouettes.

Posted by Jerry at December 25, 2007 12:28 AM

A very Merry Christmas to all of you Bou! It sounds like you're already having a wonderful time. :-)

Posted by Teresa at December 25, 2007 12:36 AM

Christmas = Mummification? Am I missing something?? Oh, God, and cheese grits? Can those be mailed to me, somehow -- sans the ham?

I've rambled enough. Allow me to wish you and your very large, lovely family a very wonderful, merry Christmas.

I'm with you -- it's time for bed.

Posted by Erica at December 25, 2007 12:40 AM

Merry Christmas to you and your family. We thank them for the blog fodder and you for so wonderfully telling the stories.

Posted by Jim - PRS at December 25, 2007 02:32 AM

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Bou!

Posted by lex at December 25, 2007 04:15 AM

Where's the picture of the 'unlocked secret'?

Posted by flam at December 25, 2007 04:37 AM

Merry Christmas to and your wonderful family, Bou! :D

Posted by pam at December 25, 2007 07:39 AM

Jerry- Perhaps King Cake is a Southern tradition? French? I'm not sure. I should look it up. But TGOO makes a GREAT King cake and its like chips... you can't eat just one. Piece. M&Ms in a trough would be where I work! Merry Christmas, Jerry!

Teresa- It just keeps going and going... we now have a Webkins Reindeer that Bones named Rigor. As in Mortis? I don't know. My Mom thinks it is funny that on the Eve we dealt with a mummified apple and on the Day we have reindeer named Rigor.

Erica- You and I are missing the same thing. I'm not getting it at all. Wouldn't this be more of an Easter activity? Oh and one day, I promise you I will make you my Mama's cheese grits. They are THE best.

Jim- Thank you and you know what? I don't blog on 9/10ths of the stuff that goes on here. There is so much I forget. Or what it comes time, the day has just worn on me and I can't even find all the words.

Lex- Merry Christmas to you and the Neptunus family. Let's hope this New Year is a little calmer... fire free would be a good thing, eh?

Flam- Damn. What was I thinking? Picture this evening. I am off to take pix!

Pam- Thank you and Merry Christmas to you, Arthur and Bree. Let's push for another hurricane free year! ;-)

Posted by Bou at December 25, 2007 09:42 AM

merry Christmas

Posted by wRitErsbLock at December 25, 2007 09:50 AM

Can't have a baby without a "mummy."

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Bou!

Posted by That 1 Guy at December 25, 2007 09:56 AM

Merry Christmas!

Posted by Quality Weenie at December 25, 2007 11:29 AM

It sounds like you had fun, I hope you have a very merry Christmas.

Posted by Contagion at December 25, 2007 03:54 PM

Happy Holidays!

Posted by Ann at December 25, 2007 04:08 PM

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Posted by Rave at December 25, 2007 06:49 PM

King Cake and cheese grits? And your still upright enough to write...very impressive. and a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS to The Bou, her Keep, and her Keeper.

Posted by Jay- the friendly neighborhood piper at December 26, 2007 04:41 PM

I was going to ask what a King cake was ... but I think I get it now. However, where would you find a baby Jesus to bake into a cake? What a strange custom! How did that start?

As to the Christmas mummification activity ... that is funny!!!! Just don't leave the apple around where someone will accidentally eat it.

Speaking of mummified foods, our ten year old, who has been pestering us for a fruitcake for the last two years (because he's never tasted one), finally got his wish. He has a whole fruitcake to finish, and I don't think he'll ask for another one. Next year, he gets the cheese log he's been singing about.

I hope you are all full and happy! Merry Belated Christmas!

Posted by Peggy U at December 26, 2007 09:42 PM

You can buy baby Jesus' by the gross in Louisiana. King Cake (it's really more a sweet bread/pastry) is traditionally served at Mardi Gras. Every truly Southern bakery prepares King Cakes sometime after New Year's - even here in Houston. Everyone with a Louisiana upbringing (New Orleans, in particular) has their own favorite type of King Cake (frosted, filled, dry, spiced, etc.) and their own preferred bakery from which to procure it. TGOO's sounds particularly delectible with the cherry filling. Yum! What a cool dessert to have at Christmas.

Merry Christmas!
God bless.

Posted by Momotrips at December 26, 2007 10:37 PM

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Posted by vw bug at December 28, 2007 07:53 PM