A Late Photo Essay

Christmas Dinner at Casa de Major Dad*.
*A UN Declared “Turducken Free” Zone

Presents are opened…

…prime rib’s a’ resting. Bottle de vino a’ breathing…

Crispy romaine, tomato, red onion and buttery croutons await the homemade Caesar dressing, redolent with anchovies, garlic and parmigiano reggiano.

The shrimps are at the table…

Go, go, GO!!

Best be quick to the plates, because Ebola’s in the house and already starting to feed…

13 Responses to “A Late Photo Essay”

  1. WunderKraut says:

    I want an invite next year.

  2. Prime Rib!! That’s what we’re havin’ tomorrow!

  3. Dave E says:

    Now that’s more like it! (Uh…no offense Mr. Bingley)

  4. Cindermutha says:

    That looks delicious! We had a standing rib roast that wouldn’t stand. It was still good though.

  5. Suzette says:

    Lots to love here – the vintage blown glass ornaments, the buddha, the full tang carving set, the Royal Doulton …

  6. The_Real_JeffS says:


  7. red says:

    I love the curly-cue ornaments coming off the tree – very cute!

  8. Susanna says:

    What?! No TOFURKEY?
    You carnivorous savage beasts…

  9. Well, thank you, ya’ll! We had a lovely feast of beast, en famille.
    How’s yours comin’ along, Keith?

  10. Mr. Bingley says:

    Yum, yum. I especially like the buddha lusting after a slice…

  11. He would actually be a Happy Hotei, or Laughing Buddha ~ the most cheerful of the Seven Gods of Fortune, or Shichi Fukujin.

    1. Ebisu, god of fishers or merchants, often depicted carrying a cod or sea bass.
    2. Daikokuten (Daikoku), god of wealth, commerce and trade. Ebisu and Daikoku are often paired and represented as carvings or masks on the walls of small retail shops.
    3. Bishamonten, god of warriors.
    4. Benzaiten (Benten-sama), goddess of knowledge, art and beauty.
    5. Fukurokuju, god of happiness, wealth and longevity.
    6. Hotei, the fat and happy god of abundance and good health.
    7. Juroujin, god of longevity.

  12. Yum, I’m coming to your house next year!
    My dad collected Hoteis. We had them all over our house. I wish now I’d snitched some — my sister probably pawned them all for a twelve-pack of Coors.

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