Sunday, November 23, 2014
Fair Play Style
It's well known how much I love to go shopping (NOT). Thinking to get it out of the way and give the turkey time to thaw, I bit the bullet and went to the grocery store wa-a-ay down the hill on Friday to get supplies for the holiday. It seems an order had gotten screwed up and there were no potatoes available. "We'll get some in tomorrow." Heads will roll! My own head would be bouncing alongside, as, unbelievable as it seems, I had forgotten to get the bread for stuffing. It was right there on the list. I must have been so discombobulated by the absence of potatoes that I skipped right over the bread. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.) Rain or no rain, I had, oh joy, to go up to the closer market yesterday. As I put 10 pounds of potatoes and 8 loaves of bread on the counter, the checker asked, "Are you making stuffing?" "Well, yes, I am. I've got 17 coming for dinner." "Oh. I'm expecting 20 and only got 3 loaves. Maybe I need more?" Three loaves?! It wouldn't be worth my time. What about leftovers? The main reason to make a turkey dinner is to have leftovers! After eating their fill at the table and before going home, my gang descends like lions to bag up leftovers. That's how we do it in Fair Play.