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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Turkey strikes back...



























I feel FAT ! Turkey, wine, pudding, chocolates...

Goodbye, turkey...Turkey, here we come!

Karen and I have talked about a turkeyless Christmas in Turkey or Spain...

That's it!

My mind is made up! Beach barbecue, lots of fish, and yes, wine...

But I know Karen already hates the idea of being away from home and the grandkids...

So, I will just have to dream about a sunny Christmas a touch longer!

Back to the drawing board!

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23 Comments:

Blogger iluvnyc said...

is it cold and gloomy there? 'cuz it's pretty much like that where i'm staying right now... :D but oh well, it's all good... :D

27/12/05 2:29 PM  
Blogger Hayden said...

I've never visited Turkey - it's one of my 'goal vacations' - I'm fascinated by it. But so much to see there..... I can't imagine where I'd begin!

27/12/05 3:16 PM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

It's sunnyyyyy here...and it's not hot, not cold, just riiiiight. Mmmm. Toasty. Mmmmm.

Big fat grin.

Start swimming, Cream. It's good exercise. You'll get warm. And you can swim to Turkey

[picture a big toothy grin here \/\/\/\/ c'est moi...]

27/12/05 7:24 PM  
Blogger cream said...

It is white down the SE of England. We are expecting snow tonight in the NE.
Iluvnyc, it is definitely gloomy!

Hayden, I have never been to Turkey either. Would love to visit one day.

Gigi, great idea, the swimming to Turkey! Nice grin! Keep on telling us how warm it is in Guyana, and it may start raining...:o}

27/12/05 8:08 PM  
Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

I was playing a table game with the family over at my parents last night. The game is called Scattergories. I had to quickly think of a foreign country starting with the letter "T"...I wrote Turkey...and then smiled and thought how I would like to be eating a turkey sandwich on any street corner in Turkey.

27/12/05 8:33 PM  
Blogger Shyha said...

Cream: think of Poland :] it's "hot" here :) Christmas in Russia could be even hotter! (and they have christmas two weeks later, so you can have christmas two times per year instead of just one!)
btw: nice play on words :)

27/12/05 8:46 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Is this unwrapped?

27/12/05 9:09 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Brian, turkey in Turkey! Great idea! Fries in France, Salad in Greece...Eat your way around the world!

Shyha, you are lucky because it is very cold here! Enjoy the second coming of J.C...

Caro, that's a good one! If I could get transported right now where Fatman is standing, I'd gladly accept to be as fat when I'm unwrapped!

27/12/05 9:57 PM  
Blogger carla said...

We all long for the beach when we live in cold winter climates...I'd just be happy with sunny days above the freezing mark! Another wonderful illustration, and this time it really does have sand! It sounds like you had a very filling Christmas - I'm sure everything was delicious. We managed to avoid most of the sinfully delicious foods at Christmas dinner simply by being too late for the appetizers and having to leave before the big desert. I've been pressed to make my very rich and extremely fattening pesto-stuffed pizza bread for New Year's Eve, so I don't think we're out of the woods yet. Good thing we don't have to unwrap for a few moths! Have a Happy New Year:>>>

28/12/05 1:09 AM  
Blogger Viking054 said...

Haha :)
The tubby guy with the shovel and bucket makes me laugh. A guy that big playing in the sand...
I feel fat too, from all the baking my mom has done lately! She's obsessed!

28/12/05 3:10 AM  
Blogger cream said...

Pesto-stuffed Pizza bread, Carla! Mmmmm...Email me a slice, please!

Viking, that's it! My diet has already started...till lunchtime!

28/12/05 9:14 AM  
Blogger hobbes said...

Ugh..I feel fat as a tick too - and we didn't have turkey for Christmas. We did however have Chile for dinner last night. Any more countries with food names?

28/12/05 12:05 PM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

I don't understand, how can it be hot in Poland with all that snow?

Mmmm, nice and warm and toasty here today, Cream. mmmm

Best way to lose weight is to try and have dinner BEFORE 7 pm, eat your heartiest at breakfast and lunch. Light dinner, no meat. And go for long walks everyday.

28/12/05 12:19 PM  
Blogger Hayden said...

Hobbes - maybe we should insist that every country comes up with a national dish and names it after their country.

I am afraid, though, of what we in the US would come up with - it will probably be twice fryed....

28/12/05 1:39 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

Ugh! I am feeling FAT, too!...and we are having unseasonably warm weather.( I have my windows open today, and my husband is outside grilling ). I agree with Hayden...our national dish would probably involve grease.

28/12/05 6:32 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

Hi Cream! that is a funny illo and statement. You are a lover of food and wine so you might pay the price in the tummy... But how does one have restaurants and not eat? I am a mediocre cook so no one gets fat from my cooking, sad to say. Oh well... But the good thing is you can always lose weight if you abstain from all the goodies. Hope you enjoy your New Year celebration with a little more drink and yummy delites!

28/12/05 7:31 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Hobbes, that's a good one as long as it was "con carne"!

Gigi, stop rubbing it in about the weather! I've just come back from a snowy football match when my team lost 2-1! Freezing and then losing! Is there no justice?
I'll try to follow your advice to get rid of the turkey fat!

Hayden, I thought it was McDonalds! Just kidding! Isn't it Thanksgiving turkey?

Janet, you're lucky it is warm! I doubt it about grease! Although I've never been to the US to check it out!

Val, I do love food and wine but at Christmas it is usually multiplied manyfold with added chocolate! Good job, I have started my mosaics at the Tapas bar! I'll be too busy to eat!

28/12/05 10:20 PM  
Blogger juliana said...

Yes, I think I've gained weight too this holiday season. All the food! I've also been eating a lot of chocolates. Gotta watch the waist line though.

We had a jamaican christmas dinner. Lots of curry goat, fish, shrimp, chicken! Then carrot and rum cake for dessert. Hmmmmm......

29/12/05 12:09 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

I love the idea of Christmas in Turkey. See you there... in about 2020. (And another new avatar -- you're keeping us all entertained.)

29/12/05 2:34 AM  
Blogger cream said...

Juliana, your Jamaican Christmas dinner sounds amazing! One day!

Andrea, why wait till 2020! I'm glad you like the new avatar! Cream the rapper, Caro says! I'll have to doctor it a bit and it'll be more like Pavarotti, the opera singer.

29/12/05 8:14 AM  
Blogger DCveR said...

Know exactly how stuffed you feel. Same here. Yet, the idea of a warm Christmas doesn't seem too tempting for me.

29/12/05 8:49 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

Surprisingly I didn't over eat this year. I did however completely forget about the remainder of the turkey in the oven when I cleaned up. Dad wasn't happy there were no leftovers.

29/12/05 5:03 PM  
Blogger cream said...

DC, here in the snow and day temperatures of minus 2, we have to overeat just to function.

Penny, that's good discipline!
Poor dad left hungry!

29/12/05 8:08 PM  

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