As I begin preparations for the big Turkey feast this year I am always reminded of my turkey in the snow story! Years ago living in New York we had a bad ice storm and lost our power. It was late in February so there was no need to panic as it was so cold outside ( as well as inside, LOL) so I decided to take out my Frozen Turkey and pack it in a snow drift to keep frozen! The storm knocked out our power for seven days, leaving us a lot of food to cook quickly. No problem as we had natural gas to cook with, so I called several friends and invited them to dinner.The evening of the impromptu dinner “party” we regained our power, so half the meal was cooked outside on the grill and half inside . I think what made it so special was that we were all together without expectations, sharing and caring and probably had more fun because of the circumstances! I always find myself running around before Thanksgiving worrying is this enough or is that what they will like, or will I be able to get it all done and still have a good time? You all know what I mean, it’s stressful just thinking about it now a few days in advance. Tomorrow I will start shopping and meet friends and neighbors in the store and will laugh and talk about the same concerns and then the day will arrive and all our traditions of running around getting it all together will happen! There will be lively conversations, laughter and a sharing of a great meal regardless if the turkey is dry, or the gravy didn’t pan out and we used Franco American Gravy or at the last minute we forgot the Peas in the microwave! Once again this memory will include remembering our past traditions and loved ones and creating a new chapter to be recalled in years to come.
Oh and by the way……….. Remember the Frozen Turkey in the snow well we found it thawed out several weeks later right behind the shed where we had put it! After the snow had melted I looked out and thought what is that in the black garbage bag and then I remembered. We still laugh at how we could have forgot that we put it there!
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