Working up to the shopping frenzy

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Here goes, the last few days before Thanksgiving and soon the desperate will be out, loose and unattended. Working in a grocery store for 40 years I have pretty much seen and heard it all. From-"Please, just leave the turkey outside the door and I'll slip the money under the door " to two women actually having a fist fight over a grocery cart. The manager tossed both out of the store.

We have closed for the Thanksgiving holiday the same for 40 years and longer and still people drive up after midnight and think we are open. (We used to be open 24 hours, but that ended about 3-4 years ago) But we have always closed at midnight for the Holiday per the Union contract.

I volunteered to work 4p- to midnight on Wednesday. Things just go better in the office on a busy night like this if I'm there to deal with any problems. Plus then I can sleep in some and still take my mom out for breakfast for our usual Wednesday morning jaunt. Kind of like having a day off and just working later in the day. Works for me anyway. Hubby has to be by himself for the evening, but he is okay with that.

Got all my groceries after work today so that is out of the way. Ate good today, overdid a bit for supper at Hardee's, but not by much. Had our club meeting tonight and had many members pay their dues at the meeting and also got more new members applications. Have a bunch of club paperwork to do so will be busy working on that over the Holiday during any down time I have. No walk today because of the meeting and leaving early to get there early so members could pay dues. Maybe tomorrow before I go to work in the afternoon. Supposed to be nice through Thanksgiving and then the temp will drop.

Going to try a different dressing with the turkey this year. Applewood bacon, dried apricots and pecans. For the first time on over 30 years Hubby suggested that I make the dressing the way I want to. He likes it really mushy and adds all the giblets. ICK! Will make two versions of dressings, one for him and one for me. I'll do one with no pecans or apricots and one with both. Will be interesting to see how it works out. And I will add celery and sage seasoning to my batch. His dressing he likes has none of that and to me tastes really bland. Looking forward to this experiment. Will put one batch in the body cavity and the other one in the neck cavity and probably whats left in a pan with the neck.

Will write on how it all turns out.
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  • DR1939
    I quick putting the stuffing in the bird years ago when I decided the risk of food poisoning was too great. My family complained at first but my grandkids who have never had anything but dressing think grandma makes the best.

    Max went to HyVee and County Fair to pick up some last minute items (in small towns no store has everything you need). He came back with ice cream, eggnog, and almond milk. All low-fat/fat-free but not on my list emoticon I strongly suspect he had a donut on the way home.
    2039 days ago
    I never have really enjoyed gooey stuffing, preferring the drier dressing on the side. My aunt was a fabulous cook, and she always added the giblets - I tried to slip them into a napkin or something. She would have loved making her giblet stuffing for your DH, while I would enjoy yours!
    2040 days ago
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