Alice’s Restaurant

November 20, 2006

T-Day Minus Three

Filed under: Suzy Homemaker — aliceaudrey @ 6:54 pm

I keep thinking of the time my grandmother dropped the turkey as she was bringing it into the dining room.  The minister and his family were present along with the president of the women’s relief society.  She said she could cry to have to face them with no main course.

Luckly Grandma was a smark cookie.  She said “Let me go get the other one” as she picked everything up.  She took it into the kitchen, cleaned it up, put the same turkey on a fresh platter, and served it. 

Then it was simply a matter of keeping a straight face while collecting compliments for both her good cooking and the foresight to have cooked two of them.
On the task list for today – make sure I got everything on my grocery list.  Find the cranberry mold.  Assure my sister I don’t expect her to bring a peacan pie 400 miles in the back of her car.  Make sure I have enough pillows and blankets.  Poke the turkey.  Yep, still frozen.  Mostly.

T-Day Minus Four

Filed under: Suzy Homemaker — aliceaudrey @ 12:18 am

Did you hear the one about the woman who decided to try a popcorn dressing in her turkey?  She decided to skip a step.  She filled the bird with un-popped popcorn.  Everything looked fine until the oven door burst open and the turkey shot across the kitchen, spewing popcorn like rocket fuel.  She and her family had their Thanksgiving dinner at a Chinese restaurant.

On the task list for today – poke the turkey and see if it’s still frozen solid.  Yep.  I thought it would be.


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