November 28, 2006

Thanks giving

Well. I guess I'm still thankful, and I really had a lot of good things to thank for this year, but MAN... what a stressing Thanks Giving day!
Let me start from the beginning:
My sister in law and I decided we were not going to spend the whole day in the kitchen so we both agreed to order and bring something already done, and some extra easy-to-put-together stuff, salad, pie, etc
We always spend the day at my MIL but she is not able to cook anymore, so we had our plan all set and ready to go.
We have to drive 3 and a half hours to get there so I ordered everything ahead of time, just to be picked up hot and run.
Yeah right....

I got there to this unmentionable place, to pick up my fancy precooked and WARM dinner.
What do I get? A frozen turkey!! Everything was frozen!

I panicked, almost fainted and suffocated, let my husband deal with the store guys.

He came back with all the boxes and stuff, and an explanation of why things were like that etc....
He had to pay extra 5 dollars for a "bigger and not frozen" turkey.

OK, Alright... we'll heat it up when we get there.
I took a precooked ham just in case, and before we arrived to my MIL's house, I stopped to get some Pollo Loco's tamales for the kids, so they would not starve.

We took our sweet time chatting, deciding what to warm up first etc. It was time to warm up the turkey and the ham.
Then, my sister in law tells us with this strange face "Your turkey is bleeding"

What a joke, right? No... the darn turkey was raw!

At that time I was not sure if I was going to be mad or just start laughing hysterically.
I opted for the laughing.
It was so funny! There we are, with a humongous raw turkey, past noon, and everyone getting hungry. OMG I don't remember when I laughed so hard.

We put the turkey back in the bag, heat up the ham that was *really* precooked Thank God! and meanwhile, the kids ate chicken tamales and pizza.

After dinner, and thanking of the laughter, we still had a huge raw turkey and all of us had 3 hours + to drive back home.
We gave it to a neighbor. I told her it was so raw, she could almost keep it for a pet.

Good thing it's only once a year!