Friday, November 10, 2006

Know any good turkey recipes?

Yesterday was the big "before baby" shopping trip to the grocery store. It took 3 hours. Not 3 hours just in the store (thank god), but 3 hours to waddle in, waddle around and waddle out. A good portion of that was also unloading the car and putting everything away.

Then I took a 2 hour nap.

It's frustrating that things that used to be simple have become major endeavors. I suppose it's a primer for what is to come...they say to add an hour to every task when you have baby with you. At least then I'll have baby in a little carrier on the front of the cart instead of grinding his head into my cervix as I walk.

One of my goals with the shopping trip was to get a turkey! I've been collecting "Turkey Points" from our grocery receipts, but I didn't have enough for the trip yesterday. I decided I better get a turkey anyway, since I wasn't sure the next time I would be able to get to the store. And because I want to get that sucker cooked, carved and in the freezer before my water breaks. Well, of course my grocery bill was absurdly high with all the frozen and canned foods and low stress meals, and as a result I earned a ton of turkey points. Doing the math in my head I knew I was close, when added with my points at home, to get a free turkey. I toyed with the idea of returning the turkey I got and trying to redeem points another day. But then you have to account for the reduced grocery bill and perhaps the docking of points...and I started to get a head ache. I didn't want to deal, so I bought my Butterball. Well, I got home and we do indeed have enough points for a free turkey. So now we can have two turkeys! The one I already have isn't real big, and if baby comes before Thanksgiving, there's a good chance of alot of people being around, so another turkey isn't really a bad thing...

Then J came home last night and when poking around the fridge I hear "So you got a turkey?"

"Yeah, funny story" I reply.

"Well, I got an email at work...everyone gets a free turkey and a pie...so I guess we'll have a lot of turkey."

Um, you think?

I don't have enough room in our fridge for 3 turkeys. Especially when you take into account the stockpile of Lean Cuisine and Amy's Lasagna. I'm assuming there is a charity somewhere in town that will take one... or perhaps my MIL can use one at xmas?

Otherwise, it's turkey until Valentines Day in our house.

5 comments:

Katy said...

You could make delicious turkey soup and fill your freezer with it. Or you could grind it up and make turkey burgers, meatloaf, etc. Do you have a meat grinder? I wonder who actually has a meat grinder at their house.

P-Diddy in Sin City said...

I left you a voice mail, but I dreamt you went into labor. Am I right?

nacho said...

Nope...on both.

I just got back from the doctor...my cervix is soft but not dialated...just in case you wanted to know! I was actually up last night for over an hour with contractions, but took a bath and they stopped. Doctor said probably at least another week, but she could be wrong...they always put that little disclaimer at the end.

I'll keep you posted!

P-Diddy in Sin City said...

I can't wait! I know you can't either, you know, you being the one who actually has been incubating a child for the last nine months, but damn! I can't wait to meet this kid!

Mrs. T said...

Soft cervix? That would make a good name for a band.

Hang in there mama!