Alice’s Restaurant

November 19, 2006

T-Day Count Down

Filed under: Suzy Homemaker — aliceaudrey @ 7:18 am

I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year, as I have for the last half-dozen.  Usually I recruit my mother and sister to help make the meal, but due to health problems it doesn’t look like it this time.  Which means it’s up to me and the kids.

When faced with a daunting task – make a list.

First on the list is a trip to the grocery store.  I almost forgot I had to get the turkey with enough time for it to thaw so I could pull out such wonderful things as all the internal organs they put in the little paper bag then stuff up the bird’s back side.  Yeah, ‘eww’ is right.

My local Super 1 supermarket has a great sale.  If you buy $25 worth of food, and my T-day list requires more than that, you can get the turkey for 24 cents a pound.  My turkey cost me $3.50. 

I’m seriously thinking of going back tomorrow to get one for the freezer.  Now if only I hadn’t unplugged the darn thing.


  1. Wow, $3.50 sounds very reasonable for a turkey. That’s £1.94 English pounds. No way would I ever find a turkey for that price. In the UK we don’t have Thanksgiving. But Christmas is looming large and rather scaryily close on the horizon. Luckily, I don’t have to worry about the Christmas lunch as my darling daughter will cook, and people moan about teenagers!!

    Comment by Helen Taylor — November 19, 2006 @ 6:32 pm

  2. Normally I’d have to pay at least four times that much.

    Your daughter LIKES to cook? Lucky bug.


    Comment by aliceaudrey — November 20, 2006 @ 12:28 am

  3. And I’m needing to find a freezer for my turkey!

    Every year, my Sister-in-law invites us over to her house. So, I lay in all the supplies for T-day and then we have our own T-day dinner on the Sunday following (just because sometimes my SIL has very odd things to eat and I miss all the traditional foods from my past).

    Only problem is, I have to buy the turkey well in advance (so I get the buy 1 get 1 free deal from our local grocery store). I gave one turkey to my “other daughter” (my best friend died last year and so I became Lizzie’s “other mother”) to cook for her family and we kept the other one. . . Lucky for me, one of my neighbors had room in their freezer to babysit mine until I have to thaw it out on Thursday.

    Comment by Pam — November 20, 2006 @ 2:42 am

  4. You’re going to wait until THURSDAY to thaw it?!! Let me guess – warm salt bath?


    Comment by aliceaudrey — November 22, 2006 @ 2:23 am

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