Friday, December 25, 2009

My Traditional Texas Thai Christmas Dinner

Christmas has me being a weather related housebound victim in Texas this year. I was well prepared for this eventuality.

You are looking at my Traditional Texas Thai Christmas Dinner in the picture.

That is a bowl of Coconut Chicken soup on the left. Those are Coconut Shrimp on the big plate next to Jasmine Rice covered with Stir-Fried Celery, Onion, Green Pepper and Garlic, with a Peach, Apricot Oyster Sauce. The little bowl has a spicy dipping sauce for the Coconut Shrimp.

The only non-traditional thing I had was Blackberry Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream.

The Queen of Wink made Butterscotch Pie. I'd never heard of that before. I had a bad incident with Butterscotch when I was a kid, the details of which I do not remember, but ever since then I have found Butterscotch disturbing. I have a similar problem with bread sticks.

Clearly I have some culinary issues.

I'm sure that pigging out on all this Classic Traditional Christmas food and the weather related inactivity has caused my weight gain problem to grow worse. I must determine a plan to rectify this situation before it slides further out of control with the return of a beer belly and man boobs.


Jovan Gonzales said...

Mmmmm. Coconut shrimp!!! Psh, my Pad Thai is about a billion times better I can assure you. Ha! I haven't even had Christmas dinner yet!!! I'm jealous. All we're having is lots of cookies and pork and potatoes until the big feast tomorrow!

On a side note: if you eat tons of Thai food, take comfort knowing that a lot of it is very healthy, lol. Go Asian, Dango!

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

Any Santa Skinny Dippin' this morning?

Durango said...

I did some Dippin' this morning, but not in Skinny mode.

Durango said...

I have tried to make Pad Thai but mine never comes close to how good a restaurant version is. Is being on Top Chef one of your many goals?

Jovan Gonzales said...

Well. If you must go to a restaurant for Pad Thai, I highly recommend Pei Wei. And get it with beef. Mine tastes a lot like theirs (it's my favorite version after all) except it's less spciy and I use rice noodles instead of glass noodles.

As for Top Chef, that would be a dream more than a goal. I am nowhere near amazing enough to be on that show. Or Hell's Kitchen. Chef Ramsay would gut me. Ha!

Durango said...

I'm thinking you would be pretty funny on Hell's Kitchen.

Can you give me easy directions (I don't like recipes) to make your version of Pad Thai. I've looked at recipes (again, I don't like recipes) online, but my attempt isn't as good as what I've had in restaurants.

Jovan Gonzales said...

I think everyone would only think it's funny because I'd be the one that gets kicked off for calling Chef Ramsay a bitch or something. I don't take well to being yelled at. Haha.

Of course I'll give you my recipe. You'll have to wait till I make it next though bc I basically never measure so I'll measure out next time and write it down. Most things I make are by heart. I'm cool like that hahaha.

Anonymous said...

J.R., you poor baby. Did your new brother not send the stretch pick-em-up truck limo for you so you could partake in a real Texas feast? Don't hold that against him, he's got a lot of important things to do, you know? On second thought, it's probably best you didn't come to the feast (Hint: the poney you wanted didn't get there, did it?)Be carefull: once you go Asian, you can't come home again.Hugs(belch!)your B.S. Mama.