Recipe for abstinence
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My dad's side of our family is Swedish.  Somewhere in my late Grandfather's generation, the came up with this idea that they would do the big family-Christmas-party on a weekend a couple weeks before Christmas where we all see our aunts and uncles and cousins that we don't really like and ignore until Easter or when someone dies and we meet at the funeral home.

For years and years, this big Lutefisk dinner was the big event of the WRC calendar.  People started making plans for Lutefisk dinner from months ahead, travel arrangements were set for mid-December rather than Christmas weekend.  The idea was that we all wanted to see our extended family, but that Christmas morning was easier if you could go to Church and then be with your immediate kiddos and Santa's bounty without having to galavant all around town in a hectic mess.  Perfectly logical and ameniable to all.

Except the Lutefisk part.

Lutefisk.

If you're not Scandanavian, then you'll have to just imagine a piece of cod soaked in toxic chemicals, boiled and served with potatoes.  Except less charming.  There's a funny story of an American in Sweden telling about his first experience with Lutefisk here: http://www.ecst.csuchico.edu/~atman/ic/lutefisk.html (<b>NOTE:</b> the language is pretty coarse.  It's funny, but unnecessarily crass).  Suffice to say that Lutefisk is nasty.  And don't argue with me, it's nasty.

Anyhow, everyone liked pre-Christmas dinner except for the actual dinner part.  So as my grandfather's generation started dying off, they decided to switch to a shrimp boil instead.  The Lord is kind and merciful, as was my late grandfather.

So the annual WRC Family Shrimp Dinner was last weekend.  It was nice.  But turnout was low this year and my lovely wife and I took home about 7 pounds of leftover boiled shrimp.  We've been eating it all week because cooked shrimp doesn't last forever.  We've been putting it on a green salad; eating it cold or reheated; chopping it up and making shrimp rolls; tossing it with some corn, tomatoes and angel-hair pasta; I've even considered grinding it into a corn muffin (maybe not).

So it's finally Friday.  A day where I'm actually supposed to eat Shrimp.  Blech.  We've had enough.  Shellfish, be gone! (it's still there.  <b>I SAID: Shellfish, be gone!</b>  It's not working.)

Stupid shrimp.
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Recipe for abstinence - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 11-18-2008, 04:32 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Historian - 11-18-2008, 04:34 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by jovan66102 - 11-18-2008, 04:36 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 11-18-2008, 04:38 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Historian - 11-18-2008, 04:43 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 11-18-2008, 04:53 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Mommie2Boys - 11-18-2008, 05:33 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Satori - 11-18-2008, 06:11 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Paloma - 11-18-2008, 06:12 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Historian - 11-18-2008, 06:18 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by jovan66102 - 11-18-2008, 06:26 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Paloma - 11-18-2008, 06:31 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Mommie2Boys - 11-18-2008, 06:35 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by jovan66102 - 11-18-2008, 06:39 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Paloma - 11-18-2008, 06:50 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Paloma - 11-18-2008, 07:04 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by omnibus - 11-18-2008, 07:37 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Paloma - 11-18-2008, 08:00 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by omnibus - 11-18-2008, 08:08 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Historian - 11-18-2008, 08:39 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by SmileBugMG - 11-18-2008, 09:01 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by omnibus - 11-18-2008, 09:39 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by omnibus - 11-18-2008, 09:41 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by jovan66102 - 11-18-2008, 09:42 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Historian - 11-18-2008, 09:42 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by omnibus - 11-18-2008, 09:49 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by AdoramusTeChriste - 11-18-2008, 10:18 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by leome - 11-18-2008, 10:20 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by AdoramusTeChriste - 11-18-2008, 10:27 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Texican - 11-18-2008, 10:47 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Satori - 11-18-2008, 11:14 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Texican - 11-18-2008, 11:33 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by AdoramusTeChriste - 11-18-2008, 11:57 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by jovan66102 - 11-19-2008, 12:00 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by remnant - 11-19-2008, 12:00 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by shirhamalot - 11-19-2008, 12:29 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by StevusMagnus - 11-19-2008, 12:43 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by Satori - 11-19-2008, 12:52 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by StevusMagnus - 11-19-2008, 12:55 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by Historian - 11-19-2008, 01:21 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by Faithful_Hannah - 11-19-2008, 01:55 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by Paloma - 11-19-2008, 02:12 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by Paloma - 11-19-2008, 02:14 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by jovan66102 - 11-19-2008, 02:22 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by Paloma - 11-19-2008, 02:32 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by sweetpea - 11-19-2008, 03:42 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 11-19-2008, 10:01 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by Deidre - 11-19-2008, 10:26 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by Paloma - 11-19-2008, 01:48 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Gman - 11-19-2008, 03:45 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Satori - 11-19-2008, 04:43 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Mommie2Boys - 11-19-2008, 05:00 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 11-19-2008, 05:04 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Paloma - 11-19-2008, 05:16 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by jovan66102 - 11-19-2008, 08:20 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Satori - 11-19-2008, 10:54 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Texican - 11-20-2008, 05:28 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by antimodernist - 11-20-2008, 08:07 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by jovan66102 - 11-20-2008, 08:09 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Paloma - 11-20-2008, 08:56 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Satori - 11-20-2008, 09:03 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 11-20-2008, 09:05 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Satori - 11-20-2008, 09:07 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by jovan66102 - 11-20-2008, 09:08 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 11-20-2008, 09:09 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Paloma - 11-20-2008, 09:14 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by frerejacques - 11-21-2008, 11:36 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by flannerywannabe - 12-07-2008, 10:46 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by libby - 12-08-2008, 02:59 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by libby - 12-08-2008, 03:08 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Texican - 12-14-2008, 04:25 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by JacafamalaRedux - 12-19-2008, 09:13 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by Satori - 12-19-2008, 09:31 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 12-19-2008, 10:36 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by Satori - 12-19-2008, 10:48 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by Paloma - 12-19-2008, 02:22 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 12-19-2008, 02:42 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by JacafamalaRedux - 12-19-2008, 03:56 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Satori - 12-19-2008, 03:58 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by JacafamalaRedux - 12-19-2008, 04:06 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 02-22-2009, 03:16 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by JacafamalaRedux - 02-22-2009, 04:26 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Reichsjager - 02-22-2009, 04:38 PM
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Recipe for abstinence - by Satori - 02-22-2009, 09:08 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by JacafamalaRedux - 02-22-2009, 10:47 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 02-22-2009, 11:03 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Satori - 02-23-2009, 12:47 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by wayne5930 - 02-23-2009, 05:40 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by Tinuviel - 02-23-2009, 10:45 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by Satori - 02-25-2009, 12:07 AM
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Recipe for abstinence - by frerejacques - 02-25-2009, 11:32 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by Paloma - 02-25-2009, 12:34 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Mommie2Boys - 02-25-2009, 03:01 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by sheep101 - 02-26-2009, 08:13 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Catholichome - 02-26-2009, 09:26 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 03-02-2009, 11:46 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Paloma - 03-04-2009, 01:12 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Satori - 03-06-2009, 10:51 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by libby - 03-06-2009, 08:09 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Texican - 03-09-2009, 04:32 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Satori - 03-14-2009, 09:56 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by libby - 03-14-2009, 10:30 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by libby - 03-14-2009, 11:19 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Texican - 03-16-2009, 10:56 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by libby - 03-16-2009, 11:02 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Texican - 03-16-2009, 11:19 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by libby - 03-16-2009, 11:25 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Texican - 03-16-2009, 11:30 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by libby - 03-16-2009, 11:44 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Texican - 03-17-2009, 12:38 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by Texican - 03-17-2009, 12:51 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 03-17-2009, 08:52 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by Texican - 03-17-2009, 12:08 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 03-17-2009, 12:29 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Texican - 03-25-2009, 07:05 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Texican - 03-25-2009, 07:18 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Satori - 03-27-2009, 09:45 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Paloma - 03-27-2009, 10:00 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 03-27-2009, 10:40 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 03-27-2009, 10:41 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Satori - 03-28-2009, 09:34 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by Texican - 03-28-2009, 01:10 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by frerejacques - 04-03-2009, 09:13 AM
Recipe for abstinence - by Satori - 04-03-2009, 06:11 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by libby - 04-03-2009, 06:23 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Satori - 04-03-2009, 08:53 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by libby - 04-03-2009, 09:55 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Satori - 04-03-2009, 10:31 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Texican - 04-03-2009, 10:44 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by libby - 04-03-2009, 10:45 PM
Re: Recipe for abstinence - by Texican - 03-14-2010, 04:41 AM
Re: Recipe for abstinence - by Satori - 03-14-2010, 09:48 AM
Re: Recipe for abstinence - by Texican - 03-14-2010, 03:24 PM
Re: Recipe for abstinence - by Satori - 03-14-2010, 10:23 PM
Re: Recipe for abstinence - by Texican - 03-17-2010, 12:48 AM
Re: Recipe for abstinence - by Satori - 03-17-2010, 08:52 AM
Re: Recipe for abstinence - by Texican - 03-17-2010, 10:04 AM
Re: Recipe for abstinence - by Satori - 03-17-2010, 12:22 PM
Re: Recipe for abstinence - by Texican - 03-17-2010, 01:39 PM
Re: Recipe for abstinence - by Satori - 03-17-2010, 01:49 PM



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