Friday, November 4, 2005

Thanksgiving Follies

To give everyone a good laugh as Thanksgiving nears, these are true stories that have happened to me.

1. All turkeys have 2 holes one at each end.

I found the gravey packet but could not find the neck and liver. I knew turkeys came with them in a small paper bag, as my mom always cooked them for the dog. But as much as I searched that turkey I could not find them any where. So I thought that they forgot to but them in this turkey. Until it came time to carve the turkey, well everyone had a good laugh and I found out a turkey has a hole in each end.

2. Canberries in a can are soild when in the cupboard.

My mom always put the can of cranberries in the fridge the night before thanksgiving. So I always thought it was a liquid and you had to place it in the fridge to make it soild, like you would do jello. Well we were at my MIL for thanksgiving and she tells me to get the cranberries so I look in the fridge, they are not there. She tells me there in the cupboard and I start to get upset, there is no way those cranberries will be jelled for dinner we eat in 15 min. She looks at me like I am crazy, I said they are a liguid you have to put them in the fridge to get them to jell. Well everyone started to laugh, I didn't belive them until I saw the can opened. My mom chimed in that she always ut them in the fridge because she liked them cold.

3. When the turkey goes missing, it's likely it just rolled away.

I had to go buy a fresh turkey as my mil could not eat the frozen one we had gotten from work. It was a busy day and I was tired, well I got to the car and started to load the food in. This was not in the best section of town, so when I bent down to get the turkey it was gone. Thought #1 some one took my turkey, well they must have needed it more then me. Then I was like I will go back to the store maybe they forgot to put it in the cart. Well they didn't have it, so I went back to the car and cried as I really wanted to impress my mil with dinner. Then I went back in to try to buy another one after deciding what other food I could return to pay for another turkey. And at the front desk they had my missing turkey the cart boy had found it sitting in the parking lot, it had rolled off the bottom of the cart and I didn't even notice. I felt better and went home to cook the turkey.

1 comment:

  1. Well, I have laughed until I almost need the potty! I must say, this will be only my 3rd year in my marriage to cook a full Thanksgiving dinner (b/c my mother always did it) so I have not personally experienced any of these, but have a few of my own Thanksgiving disasters anyhow! My mother one year forgot to turn the oven on to cook the turkey and did not realize it until about 45 minutes before all the guests showed up. That was a ham year! LOL! The turkey rolling away, now that sounds like my life! Love it!