Friday, November 23, 2007

HOTD and Turkey Day.

just returned from the holiday extravaganza otherwise known as turkey day. there were 4 generations of us, 18 people in all. wonderful food and fun galore, and even snow!!! on the 2 hour drive back, mom mostly nodded off while i listened to NPR.

at one point the radio told me 46 million turkeys were roasted this week.

before i could register the magnitude of that number, my *sleeping* mom poked me and said, "that's a lot of turkeys!"


we attempted to calculate how many smoked, how many deep fried, and how many tofu turkeys should be added to that number, but she drifted off again.

i spent the rest of the drive thinking about how many sandwiches = 4.6x10 to the 7th turkeys... times maybe 5 or 20 people per turkey... times approximately 3 or 7 turkey sammiches per person...
(and the exact answer is: "a whole fuckin' bunch.")

if i get around to it i'll write about how we wore out our welcome after the jump...


flintysooner said...

Hey Rick.

Just wanted to wish you and yours a happy thanksgiving - even if I am late on posting.

That is, indeed, a lot of turkeys and a lot of sandwiches. Goes along with the 132 million that apparently shopped on Friday.

Best to you my friend.

Joanne D. Kiggins said...

Glad you had a fantastic Thanksgiving, Rick. That is a whole lot of turkeys, sammiches or not. LOL

rilera said...

That poor kitty!

Glad you had a great Thanksgiving with your Mom and family.

cornbread hell said...

thanks y'all.

rilera, i think the look on "that poor kitty"'s face is just a reaction to hearing about the 132 million shoppers flinty mentioned. (no animals were hurt in the making of this blog.)

Linda G said...

Belated Happy Thanksgiving. I'm glad you all had a good time.

Your posts are always so heartwarming, as are the comments from other caregivers. I'm thankful for every one of you, caring for loved ones who once took care of your every need.

cornbread hell said...
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cornbread hell said...

thanks linda g.

Annie said...

Wait a minute, you had snow?

Just think how many slices of bread were used in all those sammiches.

Chris said...

This turkey stayed warm and snug under her blankies on Friday morning. There is nothing I wish to purchase at 4am.

We were gifted with three different flavored turkeys this year. One traditional, one deepfried which was out of this world (I had never had deep fried turkey before) and of course I made my dad's Mercedes Turkey (it has a Carribean flavor to it). All were delicious and I still have leftovers!

Now I have to go check out that cat website. cute pic of the cat, btw.

Take care!

cornbread hell said...

gosh that all sounds so delicious, chris. i'm curious about your Dad's Mercedes Turkey. it sounds kinda fancy.

(i'm working on a new post with pictures of some of our feast right now. i hope you'll come back to salivate.)