Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve 2009

So what does a Texan do at Christmas time? Eat tamales! What to do if you are far away from Texas at Christmas time? Make your own tamales and invite friends over to help eat them. Which is exactly what we did. We made 12 dozen tamales, a pot of chili con carne, a pot of beans because some people like beans in their chili, bought some Big Red (God bless who ever is charge of the commissary!) and then invited everyone from Dave's office to stop by this afternoon after work. Of course some people are out of town, some people are busy, but some showed up and we ate, talked, laughed, and had a blast. I think this may be a new holiday tradition.


Gabriel said...

Merry Christmas, Shannon! :-)

Jae said...

Love it!!! It was like you were here, but not! Tamales shall be consumed here, with beans and Spanish rice. :) No Big Red tho! Merry Christmas! Saw that Santa was already over Germany!!!

Terio said...

We are going over to the Zimmerman's this evening for Feliz Navidad! I will miss your tamales!

Anonymous said...

YUM! Sounds fantastic! I wish you were moving to Rabat!
Merry, er, Boxing Day :)

Monica said...

the tamales look perfect and yummy. hope your christmas was merry. :o))

Danny said...

Looks like the real deal!

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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Shannon said...

@Planet Nomad--I kinda wish we were too. Your pictures and posts make Rabat look like a great pace to live. I am excited about Malawi though, it will be our first African experience.

EastCoastLife said...

My wishes for you,
Great start for Jan,
Love for Feb,
Peace for March,
No worries for April,
Fun for May,
Joy for June to Nov,
Happiness for Dec,
Have a lucky and wonderful 2010!